Talk:Critical race theory

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More coverage for states banning teaching CRT?[edit]

I think the article should talk more about GOP governors and politicians wanting to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools, particularly to how the Democratic candidate in Virginia lost the 2021 election lost due being accused of teaching it by the GOP. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

It's still not telling me a lot.[edit]

The section about "what it is" talks more about critical law theory and then briefly mentions that "critical race theory" is analogous - but it's still not giving much detail about the idea itself.

The section about what it is not is slightly longer, but as the article has not stated many of the explicit contentions of CRT then it's not particularly useful.

(And I'm still not seeing the exact RW angle.)Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 09:07, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Still needs more than one example of what is considered 'critical race theory', and some discussion of Robin Di Angelo and her book, which is well worth a debunking and is considered typical by at least some commentators. And of course any 'critical theory' will run to rank nonsense sooner or later. Smerdis of Tlön, wekʷōm teḱsos. 14:35, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Two things[edit]

1. I created this page because I noticed that you guys didn't have it yet at the time.I hope I was helpful.

2. What responses should we give to people who say "if schools aren't teaching CRT, then do you have a problem if they ban them?"? I've seen this argument a lot on YouTube comments, along with claims of white genocide and the great replacement theory, so it's not a surprise that they have a dark connection. Rational Dude (talk) 21:48, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Actually it would be good idea if you explained exactly what it is a bit more - as I pointed out previously.
Now I think about it, it would be great if you explained the name - "Critical race theory". "Critical" can be used in different ways - how is it being used in this case? "Race" doesn't exist in a scientific/biological sense; it's a social construct. I guess that it is being used in this social-construct way, but clarification would be good. And it's unlikely that "Theory" is being used in the scientific sense. Is it like "hypothesis" or something else?
I'm not asking for answers here, I mean in the article.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 12:39, 3 December 2021 (UTC)


Rufo works for the Discovery Institute and is a creationist. I can't think of a way to incorporate that into the article, but if an article is made about him it should be mentioned. (talk) 03:23, 31 January 2022 (UTC)

Is the scope limited to just the US?[edit]

I think you can make a case that critical race theory have similar observations in other countries. Also, would it be appropriate to category this under sociology? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 00:35, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

1619 project[edit]

Seems to have sparked some of the controversy, but I don't know details. Can we fit in a mention? Because the newly created article The 1619 Project (thanks User:AP) has no ingoing links.Looi (talk) 10:30, 13 March 2022 (UTC)