The War on Critical Race Theory: Or, the Remaking of Racism (Paperback)

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"Critical Race Theory" is consuming conservative America. The mounting attacks on a once-obscure legal theory are upending public schooling, legislating censorship, driving elections, and cleaving communities.

In this much-needed response, renowned scholar David Theo Goldberg cuts to the heart of the claims expressed in these attacks. He punctures the demonization of Critical Race Theory, uncovering who is orchestrating it, funding the assault, and eagerly distributing the message. The book richly illustrates the enduring nature of structural racism, even as a conservative insistence on colorblindness serves to silence the possibility of doing anything about it. Crucially, Goldberg exposes the political aims and effects of the vitriolic attacks. The upshot of CRT's targeting, he argues, has been to unleash racisms anew and to stymie any attempt to fight them, all with the aim of protecting white minority rule.

About the Author

David Theo Goldberg is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Comparative Literature, and Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781509558544
ISBN-10: 1509558543
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication Date: June 19th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English