• On Critical Race Theory

  • Why It Matters & Why You Should Care
  • By: Victor Ray
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What exactly is critical race theory? This concise and accessible exploration demystifies a crucial framework for understanding and fighting racial injustice in the United States.

“A clear-eyed, expert field guide.”—Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Thick

From renowned scholar Dr. Victor Ray, On Critical Race Theory explains the centrality of race in American history and politics, and how the often mischaracterized intellectual movement became a political necessity.

Ray draws upon the radical thinking of giants such as Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to clearly trace the foundations of critical race theory in the Black intellectual traditions of emancipation and the civil rights movement. From these foundations, Ray explores the many facets of our society that critical race theory interrogates, from deeply embedded structural racism to the historical connection between whiteness and property, ownership, and more. 

In succinct, thoughtful essays, Ray presents, analyzes, and breaks down the scholarship and concepts that constitute this often misconstrued term. He explores how the conversation on critical race theory has expanded into the contemporary popular conscience, showing why critical race theory matters and why we should all care.

©2022 Victor Ray (P)2022 Random House Audio

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Essential reading for patriots

Every American should read this book, search their heart, and then roll up their sleeves

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An exemplary work

This is an example of how academics SHOULD address complex and misunderstood high-level questions.

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This not very long treatise on critical race theory provides a great overview of the topic and is well supported by examples and stories. If you’re someone who doesn’t think you ought to read it then perhaps you should.