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Indeed, as my reading of Harris demonstrates, CRT's pre-theoretical commitments provide the criteria by which Critical Race Theorists would evaluate the utility of postmodern critique.
Critical race theorists insist "on recognition of the experiential knowledge of people of color and our communities of origin in analyzing law and society.
In contrast to Ayres, critical race theorists presume that discrimination is widespread and then explore the mechanisms that perpetuate and entrench racial disparities.
To this end, Critical Race Theorists focus on analyzing and deconstructing white supremacy, racial power, and institutional racism in every aspect of the social structure in order to reconstitute Western society so that (phenotypical) differences are celebrated but not discriminated against (Crenshaw et al, 1995; Delgado, 1995; Tate, 1997; Delgado and Stefancic, 2001).
It was transformative for me to see brilliant scholars of color talking about the law in ways that I had never heard before," Beydoun recalls, referring to leading critical race theorists such as Kimberle W.
From literary scholars, to race theorists, to historians, to journalists, to townspeople and genealogists, people have worked diligently to recover the oft-forgotten stories of enslaved persons who provided much of the labor for the American North.
The examples effectively displace the stance of scholarly or activist "expertise," and though it will undoubtedly serve as an enormously useful reference for critical race theorists, queer theorists, and legal scholars, I look forward to sharing the book with friends and family in my home state of Tennessee, where even mention of the word "gay" might soon be considered a crime.
The high incidence of discrimination cases and the persistence of segregation in housing has impelled critics to conclude that racism is so deeply ingrained even among those who exhibit "no racist intent" (Critical Race Theorists call them "aversive racists").
Hitler ordered race theorists to rewrite the Bible so he could harness the power of the religion he hated to his cause.
By "inflected differently," Coles seems to mean primarily that Yoder's work would have benefited from a wider conversation with feminists, postcolonialists, race theorists, ecologists and others (327).
As have so many gender and race theorists before her, Morganroth Gullette asks us to entertain at its most extreme the proposition that aging is primarily a matter of culture, the better to shake loose our most deeply held assumptions.
Critical race theorists are among the dissenters who have argued that the indications of civil rights progress have obscured underlying continuities in the institutional foundations of white supremacy.