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What is Critical Race Theory and why is it controversial?

  • October 26, 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online

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What is Critical Race Theory, and why is it controversial?

Tuesday, October 26, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Online via Zoom or by Phone

Registration Required



Ladson-Billings has defined critical race theory as “a series of theoretical propositions that suggest that race and racism are normal, not aberrant, in American life” and also “an attempt to begin to understand racial disparity.”  CRT has recently become an issue in America’s culture wars, igniting much misunderstanding and confusion and political action in state legislatures.  Learn much more.



Gloria Ladson-Billings

Professor Emerita, UW-Madison

President, National Academy of Education

Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Fellow, The British Academy

Fellow, American Educational Research Association 

Fellow, Hagler Institute, Texas A&M University (2020 Cohort)

Ms. Ladson-Billings is the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

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