Creative Loafing Tampa Bay | Oct 28, 2021

In a TikTok video published yesterday, a local lawyer invited students to a free webinar where they can learn about Critical Race Theory” (CRT), which has sparked controversy across the U.S., striking fear into the hearts of white suburbanites.

The video begins with white parents condemning critical race theory, out of fear of students learning about CRT; one parent calls in the video, “Black Panther indoctrination.”

But in fact, CRT is not that at all. It’s an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core of the theory is that race is a social construct, and that racism is not just the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.

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