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Critical What What?


Devon W. Carbado


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

July 1, 2011

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 1593, 2011
UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 11-28

Abstract:     
More than twenty years after the establishment of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a self consciously defined intellectual movement, defining oneself as a Critical Race Theorist can still engender the question: critical what what? When asked, the inquiry is not just about the appellation, though this is certainly part of what engenders the question. The query is about the whatness (or, less charitably, the “there, there”) of CRT as well. What is the genesis of CRT? What are the core ideas? What are its goals and aspirations? What intellectual work does the theory perform outside of legal discourse? What are the limitations of the theory? What is its future trajectory? This Afterword employs Kimberlé Crenshaw’s lead article, and the essay responses to it, to engage the foregoing questions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51

Keywords: Critical Race Theory, Critical Race Studies

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Date posted: August 31, 2011  

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Carbado, Devon W., Critical What What? (July 1, 2011). Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 1593, 2011; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 11-28. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1919716

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