Critical Race Theory and Honest Education on Racism
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Racism exists in our nation's systems. It exists in criminal justice, education, the job market, housing, and health care. The racism built into the laws and rules of these systems leads to different outcomes by race. Critical race theory looks at how this built in racism is systemic and results in suffering. Also, race intersects with other identities like sexuality, gender identities, and others. Racism is not a thing of the past - it exists today. We must educate our youth and public about the role of race and racism in America. This education must be truthful and acknowledge legacies of slavery, segregation, and colonization.