|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Editors||Nancy A Naples|
|Place of Publication||West Sussex|
|State||Published - Apr 21 2016|
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a body of scholarship steeped in radical activism that seeks to explore and challenge the prevalence of racial inequality in society. Central to CRT is the understanding that race and racism are the product of social thought and power relations. Racism is understood to operate through structures and assumptions that appear normal and unremarkable to most individuals in society. This entry sets out the historic beginnings of CRT, the central tenets of the theory, and key criticisms often leveled against it. Recent developments and movements associated with CRT are also considered.
- race and racism
- inequality / inequalities