What is Critical Race Theory?: A Discussion

Sika Dagbovie-Mullins

Course Description

Put simply, Critical Race Theory describes work and research done by “activists and scholars interested in studying and transforming the relationship among race, racism, and power” (Delgado and Stefancic). This lecture/discussion will cover topics and issues that bring us toward a more critical understanding of systematic racism including social constructions of race, racial discrimination and racism, racial Othering, “post-racialism,” and colorblindness rhetoric, historically and in our contemporary moment.

About the Instructor

  • Sika Dagbovie-Mullins is a professor in the Department of English where she specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century African American literature. She is author of Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed Race Identity in Modern American Fiction and Culture (University of Tennessee Press, 2013) and co-editor of Mixed-Race Superheroes (Rutgers University Press, 2021).

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