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Legal Scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw: We Must Reclaim Critical Race Theory from Right-Wing Fearmongering

Democracy Now! speaks with pioneering scholar and activist Kimberlé Crenshaw about the growing Republican effort to ban critical race theory — an academic field that conservatives have invoked as a catchall phrase to censor a variety of curriculums focusing on antiracism, sex and gender. Crenshaw has launched what she calls a "counterterrorism offensive" against the Republican efforts with a "summer school" inspired by the Freedom Summer movement of the 1960s. The school debunks the "both sides-ism" debate Crenshaw says is upheld by mainstream media, and highlights the importance of critical race theory in building a multiracial democracy. "There's no daylight between the protection of our democracy and the protection of antiracism," says Crenshaw.

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