Over the past 15 years, critical race theory (CRT) has been utilized as a tool in the structural analysis of K–16 education in the United States and internationally and a basic construct in curriculum studies. As an interdisciplinary method with the aim of analyzing and addressing issues of race and racism in education, CRT incorporates constructs from the disciplines of ethnic studies, women's studies, legal theory, philosophy, sociology, and history. Although not limited to the aforementioned disciplines, CRT scholars have recently expanded its reach to the fields of urban planning, public health, and medicine.


Responding to the critical legal studies (CLS) movement in legal scholarship, CRT was the attempt by legal scholars of color to critique liberalism. The CLS scholars understood the legal system to be ...

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