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Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America, 20) 3rd Edition

Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America, 20) 3rd Edition

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Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more

Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights.

As a field, critical race theory has taken note of all these developments, and this primer does so as well. It not only covers a range of emerging new topics and events, it also addresses the rise of a fierce wave of criticism from right-wing websites, think tanks, and foundations, some of which insist that America is now colorblind and has little use for racial analysis and study.

Critical Race Theory is essential for understanding developments in this burgeoning field, which has spread to other disciplines and countries. The new edition also covers the ways in which other societies and disciplines adapt its teachings and, for readers wanting to advance a progressive race agenda, includes new questions for discussion, aimed at outlining practical steps to achieve this objective

About the Author

Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. His books includeCritical Race Theory, Third Edition (NYU Press, 2017),
Must We Defend Nazis? Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Hate Speech and White Supremacy (NYU Press, 2018),
The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader (co-edited with Jean Stefancic; NYU Press 2010), Justice at War: Civil Liberaties and Civil Rights During Times of Crisis (NYU Press, 2005), The Rodrigo Chronicles (New York University Press, 1996), The Coming Race War: And Other Apocalyptic Tales of America After Affirmative Action and Welfare (NYU Press, 1996).


Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of Law. Her books include Must We Defend Nazis? Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Hate Speech and White Supremacy (NYU Press, 2018),Critical Race Theory, Third Edition (NYU Press, 2017),
How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds
 (Duke University Press, 2005), The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005), and No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda (Temple University, 1996).

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 0.57 x 8 inches