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Critical Race Feminism

Law professor Richard Delgado coined the term critical race feminism (CRF) in his 1995 anthology Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. CRF involves an emphasis on the status of women of color. In the United States, women of color may include Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, Arabs, or other minority groups. In other countries, women of color may be from a majority group in the developing world or a minority group in Europe or other predominantly White countries. Whether in the United States or in other countries, these women exist at the bottom of their societies economically, socially, politically, and often educationally.

Applying a CRF perspective to topics within the field of higher education highlights the specificities of discrimination affecting women of color. Acknowledging their problems ...

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