What Is Critical Race Theory?

by MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA

3.22.16

Khiara Bridges Photograph courtesy of Khiara Bridges

 

“Using an example from case law, involving a Native American couple charged with negligent homicide of their baby, she asked her audience how race and level of education should bear on the outcome of the case. Should the impoverished couple, neither of whom had a high-school education, have known that the baby’s swollen tooth could create an infection and result in death? What if they didn’t have money to go to the doctor, or they had a reasonable fear, as Native Americans did at the time, that the state would take their baby away if they sought medical care? What are the costs and benefits of considering a defendant’s race and class? What does it mean to create a “reasonable person” standard in the law? Who defines “reasonable,” and what kinds of people might be excluded as a result?

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SURVEY: U.S. Afro-Latinos More Likely to Identify as White Than Black

The Pew Research Center survey also revealed that a quarter of Afro-Latinos report their race as “Hispanic.”

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2014 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll.The…

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Re-writing Indigenous histories and research | Renee Holt

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“When we stand aside and say nothing, and accept the destruction of our culture, our way of life, and our ancestral ways of knowing, we have essentially given up. As adults, when we don’t question or seek answers we are passive participants.” -Renee Holt

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Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index | Video on TED.com

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TED Talks Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people.

 

“Costa Rica — average life expectancy is 78-and-a-half years. That is longer than in the USA. They are, according to the latest Gallup world poll, the happiest nation on the planet — than anybody”

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Constructing Race: Pew Center Report On Asians

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The June 19 release of the Pew Research Center report, The Rise of Asian Americans is generating buzz that is, frankly, giving me a headache. The report summary opens with the following: Asian Amer…

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Asian Americans most bullied in US schools: study

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“The research, to be released on Saturday, found that 54 percent of Asian American teenagers said they were bullied in the classroom, sharply above the 31.3 percent of whites who reported being picked on.

 

The figure was 38.4 percent for African Americans and 34.3 percent for Hispanics, a government researcher involved in the data analysis told AFP. He requested anonymity because the data has not been made public.”
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Facing Race 2012! November 15-17 in Baltimore, Maryland

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http://arc.org/facingrace – Register today!

 

The Applied Research Center and Colorlines.com invite you to the Facing Race 2012 conference, November 15-17 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Dr. Joy DeGruy – Bulding Bridges – Keynote 2011

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“Dr. Joy DeGruy (Leary) is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author, and presenter. Dr. Joy, as most know her, is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present.

 

Dr. DeGruy holds a bachelor of science degree in communications, a master’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in social work research. She is an assistant professor at Portland State University. She has written many articles and books, including Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, which is the basis for her speech today. Her work suggests that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors, some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and others that are detrimental and destructive. “Healing must occur on multiple levels, because the injury occurred on multiple levels.

 

The Building Bridges Conference, is a student-initiated, student-led diversity conference dedicated to addressing today’s pressing global and social issues. The conference series aims to increase awareness and action through inspirational speakers supplemented by interactive workshops and action steps. This year’s conference, I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present, will provide a rewarding opportunity to engage in important dialogue regarding slavery—from the historical slave trade to today’s modern society.”

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