Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory (CRT) er en akademisk disciplin, der anvender kritisk teori til at studere samfund og kultur i forhold til skæringspunktet mellem race, lovgivning og magt[1][2] Ifølge University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs kan CRT beskrives således:

CRT recognizes that racism is engrained [sic] in the fabric and system of the American society. The individual racist need not exist to note that institutional racism is pervasive in the dominant culture. This is the analytical lens that CRT uses in examining existing power structures. CRT identifies that these power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalization of people of color.[3]

CRT mener, at hvidt overherredømme bibeholdes over tid gennem magtstrukturer i samfundet, i særdeleshed gennem loven. Derfor undersøger CRT muligheden for at udfordre og ændre disse magtforhold, for dermed at arbejde for racefrigørelse og modvirke, at mennesker underordnes på grund af forestillinger om "race".

KilderRediger

  1. ^ "Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth" (PDF). Arkiveret fra originalen (PDF) 2013-05-22. Hentet 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Backup of A Short History of the 'Critical' in Critical Race Theory". Arkiveret fra originalen 2012-03-01. Hentet 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ "What Is Critical Race Theory?". UCLA School of Public Affairs. Hentet 2012-03-11.