The Critical Race Theory

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Delgado, Richard and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory : An Introduction. NYU Press, 2001. Critical America. EBSCOhost Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, by Richard Delgado give an in-depth description of the Critical Race Theory. The Critical Race Theory has its basis in movements such as the civil rights, gender equality movements and the law. (3) The books also explore the history of racial theories and phenomenon that have affect our society for years. (27) In the end Delgado gives his perspective of the Critical Race Theory today and how he thinks it will continue to be shaped in the future. (101- 135) This book gives a very detailed description of the CRT. Not only does it define it but it goes in depth to help the reader understand…show more content…
When I was searching for books/articles that supported my concept, it was really hard to find ones that clearly defined what the Critical Race Theory is. A lot of sources just talked about it, assuming that the reader already knew what it was. The only thing I did not like about this source is that the definition of what Critical Race Theory was not included until the 8th page, so for the first few pages I was left confused. I will use this source to help me explain how society is effected by CRT.

Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. London: Faber and Faber, 2012. Print. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz is the story of Oscar Wao and his family as they try to live their lives while being affected by the Dominican curse fuku. Fuku is a curse brought upon the Dominican people which causes them to suffer bad luck. Oscar is a fat, unattractive, nerd who is the opposite of everything a “typical” Dominican male should be. This book is a prime example of how families and races are affected by the Critical Race Theory and fall victim to stereotype threat. This book is a very good read not only as a fiction novel but because it gives insight into how racism and stereotypes affect people. I used this source versus an academic book or journal because even though its fiction it gives a real- life example of CRT and stereotype threat instead of just defining them in concrete
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Daives. "Stereotype Threat." Annual Review of Psychology 67.415-437 (2015): Web. 17 July 2017. This academic journal defines and goes in depth about stereotype threat. In the beginning of the journal, the authors give real life example of stereotype threats and how they negative affect people. They then go on to define what stereotype threat is. The rest of the journal explores the psychology behind stereotype threat and why people continue to fall victim to it. I picked this article people it spoke about and explained stereotype threat in an educational and scientifically way, while still making it easy to understand. Even though it was a long article, it made sure that every part was clear and concise in its explanation. Since this article gave a simple explanation for stereotype threat, I used it in my paper as I tried to define stereotype threat. Even though it was only quoted once this article really helped in my understanding of what stereotype threat was and therefore helped me to expand on it throughout my
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