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Critical Race Theory and Education

What is this guide?

This guide is intended to help introduce faculty to up-to-date OWU Library resources on critical race theory, both as an academic topic and as a point of discussion in news and culture. Whether you are hoping to learn some of the basic terminology you may hear in meetings, see a selection of recent scholarly articles, or pick up a book on the topic, hopefully this guide will be able to direct you to resources that can help you better understand the discussion around critical race theory.

Below, we have a set of terms you may see or hear regularly in that literature or in on-campus discussions. We've offered brief definitions of those terms, but if there are others that you would like us to add, please reach out to Calvin Cleary.

Critical Race Theory

"The critical race theory (CRT) movement is a collection of activists and scholars engaged in studying and transforming the relationship among race, racism, and power" (Delgado & Stefancic, 2017)

Delgado, R., & Stefancic, J. (2017). Critical race theory: An introduction (Third ed.). New York University Press.

Martinez, A. (2014). "Critical Race Theory: Its Origins, History, and Importance to the Discourses and Rhetorics of Race." Frame vol 27 no 2.