By Faithfully Magazine editors | Faithfully Magazine
Published in August of 2021
SUMMARY: In clear and concise prose, the editors of Faithfully Magazine list the core concepts and roots of critical race theory in addition to the inception and current iteration of the backlash against CRT. With plenty of opportunity to dig deeper, this article is an excellent starting point.
KEY QUOTE: “Critical Race Theory emerged a half century ago. It has been used by its original architects in academia and the legal sphere in an attempt to understand why, despite the enactment of the Civil Rights and the Voting Rights laws of the mid-1960s, racial disparities adversely impacting the nation’s minority populations remain. Though laws have changed to protect people’s rights, the attitudes that allowed for disenfranchisement and white supremacy have not gone away and continue to society’s minority members on an institutional level..”
DID YOU KNOW? We have a learning capsule about critical race theory to help learn and think Christianly about CRT.
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In easy to understand, straightforward language, Relevant Magazine’s Tyler Huckabee details the incarnation of the war against critical race theory, the varying definitions and key tenets of CRT, and how Christians should respond.Read more
Although the anti-critical race theory rhetoric didn’t really begin in earnest until 2020 (hint: an election year), the groundwork was being laid back in 2018 by evangelicals on blogs, speeches, and sermons. Reporter Andre E. Johnson traces the roots and motivation of white evangelicalism becoming obsessed with opposing CRT.Read more
ARTICLE: I’ve Been a Critical Race Theorist for 30 Years. Our Opponents Are Just Proving Our Point For Us
Co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Gary Peller says that the vehement backlash against critical race theory makes is readily apparent why critical race theory is needed. Using simple, real world examples Peller details how CRT can help analyze social practices (policing, education) and how they are affected by racism.Read more