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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593446447
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $47.99

On Critical Race Theory

Why It Matters & Why You Should Care



What exactly is Critical Race Theory? This concise and accessible exploration demystifies an important framework for understanding and fighting racial injustice in the United States.

From renowned scholar Dr. Victor Ray, On Critical Race Theory seeks to explain the centrality of race in American history and politics, and how the often mischaracterized intellectual movement became a political necessity.

Ray draws upon the radical thinking of giants such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ida B. Wells, and W.E.B. Du Bois to clearly trace the foundations of Critical Race Theory in Black intellectual traditions of emancipation and the civil rights movement. From these foundations, Dr. Ray explores the many facets that make up CRT as we know it, from deeply embedded structural racism to the historical connection between Whiteness and property, ownership, and more.

In succinct thoughtful essays, Ray presents, analyzes, and breaks down the scholarship and concepts that constitute this often misconstrued term. He explores how the conversation on CRT has expanded into the contemporary popular conscience underscoring why Critical Race Theory matters and why we should all care.

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593446447
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $47.99

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