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    “Cultural Capital and Critical Race Theory” was an article written by Tara J. Yosso and found in JSTOR’s database. The introduction begins with an appealing epigraph citing Gloria Anzaldúa’s work on including people of color in academic theory. Anzaldúa asserts people of color have been excluded from certain areas of academia and it is important to “not allow white men and women solely to occupy it” (qtd. in Yosso 69). Inclusion in these spaces are vital, Anzaldúa notes, because by “bringing in [people of color’s] own approaches and methodologies, we transform that theorizing space” (qtd. in Yosso 69). This quote effectively encapsulates the essay and the basic potential of true social equality in academia — the transformation of historically, structurally oppressive systems. It is also analogous to other offshoots of contemporary society, such as the work place or national and/or local politics. This work should be considered in every field, particularly Education, Linguistics and Performance Studies because it effectively challenges the outdated,…

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    though the analytical lens of critical race theory. During America’s fundamental formation of their society race played a critical role in the factoring of life chances and opportunities for people of color (Savas, 2014). Segregation through racial profiling and classification created this white supremacy ideology, that has carried over into all aspects of society including but not limited too the political, social, economical, and educational components of society (Savas, 2014). Belonging to…

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    Critical Race Theory (CRT) discusses a theoretical framework within social science that focuses on the application of critical theory, while assessing society and culture relative to the intersection of race, law, and power. The basic tenets of CRT is that “racism is ordinary and the usual way this “society conducts its business”, the common, everyday experience of most people of color in this country”. Secondly, most would agree our system of white-over-color ascendency serves important…

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    Before I begin, I would just want to point out that both readings had a few greats point s that really express the theme of Critical Race Theory. To continue, within Chapter 3 of the text I found that Critical Race Theory was prevalent within the development of the education system in Canada. After the rise of residential schooling, which by the way was racially marked, different races had been segregated into separate schooling systems. For instance, Blacks during the time period of 1850 had…

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    The purpose of this study is to examine the intersectionality of race and gender for African American women working at predominately white institutions as faculty, staff, and/or administrators. Many Black women working in higher education often experience marginalization, social exclusion, and lack effective mentoring in academia. Using a theoretical approach, I will use the critical race theory and black feminist thought as the framework to explore the effects race and gender has on African…

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    Critical race theory as I understand it, is the action of breaking down the false logic that people use to present one race as greater than another. I think that race is not a good or a bad things it just simply exists. Just as was discussed in class, I believe it to be a mental construct that only has the power than people have given it. Race however is not the only thing in our society that is a mental construct that has the ability to create real world change. Take for example the fashion…

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    3) Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic phrase in their introduction to Critical race theory: the cutting edge, collection of essays, what in their opinion is the main essence of critical race theory. The intersection of race and law as well a power structure is a main element discussed in the collection of essays. In general, critical race theory is concerned with the law which following the Constitution is supposed to be colorblind and neutral. Nevertheless,…

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    My theoretical tendencies on social change are most aligned with critical theory. This is not because I am overly critical of all aspects of society, however, I am most often critical of the structural systems in place that appear to work as machines of oppression and interest groups rather than social justice and equality. This personal predisposition supports an approach that is congruent with structural social work theory. Structural social work critiques existing social, economic, and…

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    Race is a topic that is commonly unspoken about unless it involves them being racialized although it is an enormous issue. People, especially westernized, white democratic people, do not like to believe that race is still a large issue. Yet, it is rather just oblivious notions to ensure the power spectrum is kept in balance. Critical race theory explores the interconnection between race and power (de Peuter, March 26, 2015). Therefore I will examine how race is theorized into being a social…

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    CRT critiques race-related paradigms while challenging prior research that deemphasizes the importance of race. CRT demonstrates how the social construct of race affects marginalized and oppressed racial groups (Trahan & Lemberger, 2014). Narrative storytelling, a tenet of CRT, can be used as a strategy to engage LaShonda in open and honest conversations about racism. Research, suggests that counselors who are not African American who suggest to clients to explore issues of diversity and race,…

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