Category Archives: Politics and Policy

Critical Race Theory: What’s the Strategy?

In an earlier post I said that I took Critical Race Theory (CRT) to involve a set of propositions, a commitment and a strategy.  Here I want to take up the question of strategy.  How will we get to a … Continue reading

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Critical Race Theory: A Tale of Two Disciplines

While FOX News continues to fulminate against ‘Critical Race Theory’ and while the commentariat continues to denounce and defend it, I’ve been reading CRT.  Actually, that reading project started a decade ago in the midst of some academic freedom issues … Continue reading

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Reservations About the Okun and Jones Handout on White Supremacy Culture

[What follows is a lightly edited version of what I sent to others participating with me in a recent series of trainings about diversity/equity/inclusion for an organization on whose board I serve.] In the materials I received for the diversity/equity/inclusion … Continue reading

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Going Through Anti-Racism Training

Especially in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by policeman Derek Chauvin, organizations everywhere have approved anti-racism resolutions and committed themselves to anti-racist training for their staff and their governing boards.  How can we understand our complicity in … Continue reading

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John McWhorter on ‘Systemic Racism’

More on ‘systems’ and ‘structures’ in discussions of inequality and injustice. I recently read a piece by  John McWhorter titled Can We Please Ditch the Term Systemic Racism?  McWhorter is a bracing critic of the new orthodoxy about racism. [See … Continue reading

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