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This posting focuses on Curriculum theory in terms of "Critical Race theory."

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1. Describe the critical race theory and theorists in your own words with references.

As you examine this theory, please notice how it is both a movement and discipline. It also involves numerous scholars and activists who are devoted to studying relationships among "race, racism, and power" ( Although this theory incorporates many elements from civil rights and ethnic studies, it also uses a "broader perspective that includes economics, history, context, group- and self-interest, and even feelings and the unconscious" (

Please also notice that a major element of CRT is that it not only tries to comprehend social situations, but CRT also seeks to expedite change. "It sets out not only to ascertain how society organizes itself along racial lines and hierarchies, but to transform it for the better" (

Next, as you mention CRT theorists, you might want to include the following people:
Derrick Bell, Alan Freeman, and Richard Delgado Antonio Gramsci. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Harris, Charles Lawrence, Mari Matsuda, and Patricia Williams are major figures, as well. Leading Asian scholars include Neil Gotanda, Eric Yamamoto, and Matsuda. The top Indian critical scholar is Robert Williams; the best-known Latinos/as, Richard Delgado, Kevin Johnson, Margaret Montoya, Juan Perea, ...