Oxford Law Equality and Diversity Lecture 2020 - Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory, ‘Critical Race Theory’, and the Weaponization of Racial Illiteracy: A Report from the Front Line

Drawing on interdisciplinary writing about the law and politics of race, Professor Thomas will offer a critical account of the recent attack on Critical Race Theory by the Trump administration and its allies, arguing that President Trump’s assault is best seen as the latest historical chapter in the legal and political ‘weaponization’ of ‘compulsory racial illiteracy’.