The Critical Race Theory
What is the Critical Race Theory?
The Critical Race Theory, also known as CRT is a theory developed in the 1970’s and the 1980’s based on the basic principles …show more content…
Differential racialism is concluded as different minority groups facing racism and oppression at different times, in response to the needs of the labor market. Examples of this would war needs. When Japanese weren’t needed, they were involuntary pushed into concentration camps and forced to endure harsh conditions, while Hispanics were being used to tend to agriculture.
The final focus is on intersectionality. Intersectionality is defined as no one having an identity thus making everyone equal. Intersectionality makes it so; no part can be studied without each other. Examples would be racism, homophobia, and classism. Intersectionality is extremely important because it kind of groups everyone as one. This can be seen as a positive and negative.
What does this have to do with the election of President Barack Obama?
The question at hand is how does the presidential election of African-American Senator Barack Obama impact the Critical Race Theory. A simple explanation would be he became the first African-American to be appointed as president of the United states, at a time when there were less than 10% of African Americans even in the senate and house of