Duke Law Podcast | What Is Critical Race Theory & Why Is It Under Attack? ( Part 2)

What is critical race theory, or 'CRT,' and why in the last few years did this decades old academic concept suddenly come under attack in the halls of Congress and local school board meetings? Three law professors whose expertise and scholarship are at the forefront of race and the law provide answers in this special two-part series of the Duke Law Podcast:

- Trina Jones, the Jerome M. Culp Professor of Law at Duke Law School
- H. Timothy Lovelace, the John Hope Franklin Research Scholar and Professor Law at Duke Law School
- Osamudia James, a Professor Law at the UNC School of Law

In Part 1, Profs. Jones, Lovelace, and James provide an accurate definition of CRT and look back at when and why it began. We will also explore the contemporary attacks on CRT and the battlegrounds where these attacks are happening.

In Part 2, our guest speakers will examine how CRT can used as a tool to better understand today's legal practices and policies, from policing, voting rights, and mass incarceration to social justice movement, the rule of law, and even the confirmation hearing of now-Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

A special note that this podcast was recorded prior to the confirmation of Supreme Court Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Transcript available at https://bit.ly/3gUx3qm.


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