Are kids really learning critical race theory in class? What IS critical race theory, anyway? And why is it so uncomfortable to talk about race?
Featuring Janel George, associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and founding director of the Racial Equity in Education Policy Clinic.
Citations and further reading:
- Critical Race Theory Isn’t a Curriculum. It’s a Practice by Janel George, Education Week (2021)
- A Lesson on Critical Race Theory by Janel George, American Bar Association (2021)
- 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
- A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America by Terry Gross, NPR (2017)
- First It Was Sex Ed. Now It’s Critical Race Theory. by Alex Samuels and Kaleigh Rogers, FiveThirtyEight (2021)
- Shepherd, L., Fasoli, F., Pereira, A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2018). The role of threat, emotions, and prejudice in promoting collective action against immigrant groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48(4), 447–459.
- Carriere, K. R., Hallahan, A., & Moghaddam, F. M. (2020). The effect of perceived threat on human rights: A meta-analysis. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 136843022096256.
- Knowles, E. D., Lowery, B. S., Chow, R. M., & Unzueta, M. M. (2014). Deny, Distance, or Dismantle? How White Americans Manage a Privileged Identity. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(6), 594–609.
- Unzueta, M. M., & Lowery, B. S. (2008). Defining racism safely: The role of self-image maintenance on white Americans’ conceptions of racism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44(6), 1491–1497.
- Mazzocco, P. J. (2017). Colorblind Impacts: Individual, Interactional, and Societal. The Psychology of Racial Colorblindness, 97–118.
- How Science and Genetics are Reshaping the Race Debate of the 21st Century by Vivian Chou, Harvard University
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