CRT is, of course, Critical Race Theory. Here’s a 1.75-hour discussion of CRT involving several luminaries. Reader publius, who sent me the link (I haven’t watched it yet), singles out a segment you should watch”
Starting at 42:10 there’s an excellent nuanced group discussion of CRT with Randall Kennedy (Harvard Law) and Ralph Banks (Stanford Law). They are critics of the CRT movement but insist there are core truths to it that critics are wrong to dismiss and demonize. They imply that McWhorter and Loury go too far in their condemnation.
Here are the YouTube notes:
Critical race theory, as both an analytical framework and a movement, is pulling hard at the strands of racism that are supposedly woven into the very fabric of America. For critical race theorists, injustices are ubiquitous, entrenched in every corner of American society. Books such as Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist and Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility became bestsellers over the summer, and their concepts are fast entering the American vernacular. But is critical race theory reality?
Join Manhattan Institute senior fellow Jason Riley for this important discussion on critical race theory’s language, origins, and growing mainstream influence.
FEATURING: John H. McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Jason L. Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
PANEL: Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Christopher F. Rufo, Contributing Editor, City Journal Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School Moderator: Jason L. Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute