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Critical Race Theory: On the New Ideology of Race

A debate on CRT from about six months ago.

Critical race theory, as both an analytical framework and a movement, is pulling hard at the strands of racism that are supposedly woven into the very fabric of America. For critical race theorists, injustices are ubiquitous, entrenched in every corner of American society.

Books such as Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist and Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility became bestsellers over the summer, and their concepts are fast entering the American vernacular. But is critical race theory reality?

Join Manhattan Institute senior fellow Jason Riley for this important discussion on critical race theory’s language, origins, and growing mainstream influence.

John H. McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Jason L. Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Christopher F. Rufo, Contributing Editor, City Journal
Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Moderator: Jason L. Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

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