Engaging the Spirit of Racial Healing within Critical Race Theory: An Exercise in Transformative Thought

Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 11, No. 21, 2005

30 Pages Posted: 8 May 2009

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Rebecca A. Tsosie

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This article focuses on Critical Race Theory and two arguments associated with it: Idealist and Materialist. Professor Tsosie contends that both of these theories are important for understanding Critical Race Theory. She connects the two debated ideas with the concept of justice, another principle theme of Critical Race Theory. Tsosie talks specifically about the problems surrounding the status of Native Hawaiians to demonstrate how race is used as a basis for determining their civil and political rights. Professor Tsosie attempts to identify the foundation of Critical Race Theory as the need to achieve social justice for oppressed groups.

Keywords: Critical Race Theory, Native peoples, Civil rights

Suggested Citation

Tsosie, Rebecca A., Engaging the Spirit of Racial Healing within Critical Race Theory: An Exercise in Transformative Thought (2005). Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 11, No. 21, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1401054

Rebecca A. Tsosie (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States

HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/rebecca-tsosie

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