• Critical Race Theory – 6869

    Fall 2012




Michele Goodwin
Critical Race Theory is a term used to represent a wide body of legal, political, and socialresearch developed primarily by African American, Latino, and Asian American legalscholars. This course will examine this theory to explore the intersections of law, race, class,sex, and religion. The focus of this course will be a critical examination of law, society, andculture. The course studies how the use of race in the law impacted citizenship, marriage, birthrights, employment, education, immigration, and other legal benefits. The course studiesprivilege, implicit bias, the construction of power, and the social architectures of race, sex,religion, and class. Importantly, the class examines what these intersections mean in theAmerican justice system.
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