Critical Race Theory (CRT) teaches us that racism is permanent in the United States and its permanence is deeply embedded within our laws, schooling systems and communities. The persistence of racism will not disappear nor should it be disregarded in educational spaces, notably classrooms (pk-20). The economic exploitation of slave labor helped construct the land we stand upon today and many of the side effects of slavery include: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS), rampant police brutality, unfair housing policies and job discrimination among BIPOC, to name a few. …

Crystal Belle, PhD

Dr. Crystal Belle is an educator, scholar and Critical Race Theorist. Her first book, Start with Radical Love, is set to debut with Corwin press in early 2022.

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