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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.
Rather than worry about whether statistical discrimination is rational, critical race theorists question whether it is just.
Racism, as the critical race theorists never weary of reminding us, is "systematic" and, at this point, deeply "ingrained" in social, political, and cultural consciousness (Crenshaw et al.
Klarman pays little attention to the contributions of the critical race theorists, but his important study provides considerable ammunition for the racial pessimists.
Hence, critical race theorists would favor affirmative action because it recognizes that the current so-called merit system of admissions to institutions of higher education disproportionately discriminates against people of color.
On the one hand, critical race theorists are often skeptical of the motives underlying affirmative action programs, which they see as designed to benefit the white, male majority by assisting "just enough" minorities to preserve social stability.
He ordered race theorists to rewrite the Bible removing all Jewish words, such as Hallelujah and Jehovah, and all compassion.
Following Foucault's emphasis on the social construction of identities, critical race theorists have illustrated the ways in which identities are located in discourses of "race.
By the late nineteenth century, eugenicists and race theorists began to link imbecility with prostitution by positing that the feeble-minded were alternately more profligate or vulnerable.
critical race theorists have located racism and its everyday operation in the very structures within which the guilty and the innocent were to be identified: not individual "bad-apple" police officers, but the criminal justice system; not bigoted school-board members, but the structures of segregation and wealth transmission.
Contemporary cultural and race theorists will benefit greatly from T.