What is Critical Race Theory, and why is there so much controversy surrounding it?

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July 20, 2021

Jazmyne Owens appeared on Gray TV to discuss the origins of Critical Race Theory and why it is so hotly contested in education right now.

To get a better understanding of what CRT is Gray DC asked Jazmyne Owens, a PreK-12th Policy Advisor at Washington, DC think tank New America.

“It’s a legal theory,” said Owens. “It came out of law school. It’s a theoretical framework that was developed in the 1970s and 80s as a way to understand the intersection of race, power and politics.”

Following the growing social justice movement sparked by George Floyd’s murder, the conversations on race have grown in our nation’s classrooms.

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