critical race theory

Laws Banning Critical Race Theory Leave Teachers Afraid To Teach About Race

The term critical race theory has a different meaning now from when it was initially taught by legal scholars in the ’70s and ’80s. States have passed laws banning teaching the concept, which originated in law journals, and recent political campaigns have used it as a wedge issue, leaving teachers scared that any race-related lesson will break the law. Insider Voices of Color reporter Gwen Aviles explains.