The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute hosted an online discussion on the importance of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in academic, education, and activist studies. The event was live-streamed on the Hooks Institute’s Facebook page on June 22 from 6-7 pm CST.
CRT is invaluable in how it helps us understand, research, study, and teach how race functions in the United States and across the globe. However, much of this has come under attack as opponents of CRT charge that it divides Americans and promotes a distorted view of American history through a racial and ideological lens. In response to these attacks on CRT, the panelists addressed those concerns and helped unpack what CRT is and why it has been and continues to be an essential tool in addressing our racist past and present.