Gardener wrote:RT describes everybody in terms of their racial groupings, and allocates characteristics based on that grouping. This is inherently racist.Tell me you don't know what CRT is without telling me you don't know what CRT is.
CRT is a very simple idea:
1. Institutions, specifically institutions of law and state power, were established by racist, often explicitly so, men to achieve racist, often explicitly so, objectives.
2. These same institutions still exist today, and their racist origins perpetuate racist outcomes.
CRT is. A framework of analysis for contemporary problems based on those two assumptions.
wat0n wrote:neutrality of the law is supposedly a vehicle for white supremacy and therefore the law should not attempt to be neutral.
More specifically, it reads that neutrality of the law does nothing to close existing gaps (wealth gaps, achievement gaps, etc) that are the resulting ripple effects of historical racism (this is CRT), and as a result, some argue that doing nothing perpetuates those gaps indefinitely (or more specifically, for ~228 years
) (this is not CRT, but some activists using a CRT framework advocate for policies which aim to close these gaps sooner than they otherwise would).