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Critical Race Theory

The academic field of critical race theory challenges traditional ways of looking at race and racism. The field's theoreticians argue that supposedly neutral concepts and institutions, such as meritocracy and legal assumptions, mask systemic inequality and institutionalized racism. This book is one of the discipline's classics. Some conservatives view critical race theory as "dangerous" because some of its proponents view the Constitution and the fabric of the US democracy as imbued with racism. During the course of several interviews in 2012, Julio,

"You can see the problem, can't you? One side doesn't want to talk about race, the other side wants to talk about race all the time."

—Cammarota, a professor of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona

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