Why Critical Race Theory is an Inclusion Problem

There’s a problem with the way that people talk about Critical Race theory and it’s already starting to cause confusion for those of us wanting to create Inclusion

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re going to be talking about Critical Race theory and the confusion that’s coming to a conversation near you

In todays show we discuss several things including:

  • My perspective of Critical Race Theory
  • Why I’m criticised by Critical Race Theorists
  • How Critical Race Theory is misrepresented and much more

Here’s some of what I share in the show

Critical Theorists reveal and challenge power structures

“In my mind, Critical Theory is about critiquing society and critiquing power. Revealing power structures and challenging power structures, It’s interdisciplinary”

Critical Race Theorists reveal and challenge power structures through the lens of race

a couple of things you will notice when you come across a Critical Race theorist, they’re always going to be talking about race and very quickly they explore relationships between race and power”

Critical Race Theorists challenge the status quo

“Anyone who is truly challenging the status quo would dare I say it, have an ally in anyone using a critical theory approach”

SHOWNOTES

Kemi Badenoch talking about Critical Race Theory

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