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Randall L. Kennedy, The Right-Wing Attack on Racial Justice Talk, 32 Am. Prospect 1 (Oct. 2021).

Abstract: More from Randall Kennedy Among the prominent commentators whose ideas are under attack are Nikole Hannah-Jones, the journalist who was the main figure behind The New York Times’ 1619 Project; Kimberlé Crenshaw, the Columbia University and UCLA law professor who is the most sophisticated and articulate expositor and representative of critical race theory (CRT); and ibram Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. According to Rufo, "critical race theory is the perfect villain." According to Sen. Ted Cruz, the anti-CRT campaign is an uprising by ordinary, patriotic Americans who are learning belatedly that their local schools, infiltrated by CRT thinking, are teaching that "America is fundamentally racist, that all white people are racists... [and] that whites and blacks hate each other and have to hate each other." According to Sen. Josh Hawley, "Critical Race Theory has no business being taught in Missouri [or presumably any other] classrooms."