Oct 21, 2021
In this episode, we present the Critical Race Theory (CRT) panel that took place on October 15, 2021 during the 47th American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) National Conference & Annual Meeting—themed Reset, Reflect, and Move toward Justice, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence.
Moderated by your host Dr. Jamal Watson, this discussion breaks down the origins of CRT and its re-emergence as a tool for those who seek to attack diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Dr. Christopher Metzler, Chair, LEAD Fund
Janai Nelson, Esq., NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
Dr. William Harvey, AAAED Distinguished Scholar
Dr. Nicholas Gaffney, Director, Center for African American Studies, Assistant Professor, History University of South Carolina Upstate
Margo R. Foreman M.P.H., Sr. CAAP, Interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Iowa State University
“Critical race theory is so bothersome to so many people because it challenges the historical narrative that we would like to believe - that everybody is treated fairly and equally and always has been.”
“Academia is supposed to be a free market of ideas. It's the whole point. It is not to indoctrinate. We're providing people with tools, and they make their own decisions.”
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