by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
New York University Press
A new edition of a seminal text in Critical Race Theory
Since the publication of the third edition of Critical Race Theory: An Introduction in 2017, the United States has experienced a dramatic increase in racially motivated mass shootings and a pandemic that revealed how deeply entrenched medical racism is and how public disasters disproportionately affect minority communities. We have also seen a sharp backlash against Critical Race Theory, and a president who deemed racism a thing of the past while he fanned the flames of racial intolerance and promoted nativist sentiments among his followers. Now more than ever, the racial disparities in all aspects of public life are glaringly obvious.
Taking note of all these developments, this fourth edition covers a range of new topics and events and addresses the rise of a fierce wave of criticism from right-wing websites, think tanks, and foundations, some of which insist that America is now colorblind and has little use for racial analysis and study. Award-winning authors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic also address the rise in legislative efforts to curtail K-12 teaching of racial history.
Critical Race Theory, Fourth Edition, is essential for understanding developments in this burgeoning field, which has spread to other disciplines and countries. The new edition also covers the ways in which other societies and disciplines adapt its teachings and, for readers wanting to advance a progressive race agenda, includes new readings and questions for discussion aimed at outlining practical steps to achieve this objective.
Contains a foreword by Angela Harris.
"Comprehensive and insightful, Critical Race Theory, Third Edition is a must read for those wondering 'why the fuss?' about racial justice and a must read for those who think they know. An essential tool for today's world." -- Stephanie M. Wildman, Professor Emerita, Santa Clara University
About the Contributors:
Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. His books include Must We Defend Nazis? (with Jean Stefancic) and The Rodrigo Chronicles.
Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of Law. Her books include No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda. She and Delgado edited Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge.
Angela Harris is Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law.