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Critical Race Theory

  • By: Corey D. B. Walker
  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Critical race theory (CRT) examines the interconnections between cultural, historical, political, and theoretical conceptions of race; invidious forms of racism; and the principles and practices of American jurisprudence. Having its origins in the field of law and in legal studies scholarship, CRT has evolved to become an umbrella term for a variety of theoretical and methodological orientations whose proponents seek to understand, examine, and analyze how “race” is produced and reproduced in modern society in relation to ...

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