UNLOCKED: CS 492: The Misuses and Abuses of Critical Race Theory from the Right and the Left with Patrick D. Anderson pt 4

This series was previously paywalled, but by popular demand has been released on the free feed.

This is a special 5-part series discussing the evolution of Critical Race Theory from its conception by Derrick Bell to its current, arguably diluted forms as seen by Kimberle Crenshaw and her work on intersectionality or the anti-racist publishing industry spearheaded by thinkers such as Ibram X Kendi.

Trevor talks to our guest Dr. Patrick D. Anderson about the three-part article series he wrote for the website Black Agenda Report about Critical Race Theory, and how it gets weaponized and misrepresented by people on all sides of the political spectrum, including those left of center, and why. We discuss what CRT is, what it isn’t, why the CRT as originally conceived by Derrick Bell is still too dangerous decades later to be promoted in earnest, and why neoliberal dilutions of CRT like Intersectionality as conceived by Kimberle Crenshaw are promoted by the powers-that-be instead.

Patrick D. Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Central State University.His research focuses on the Anticolonial Tradition of Black Radical Thought and theconnections between technology, ethics, and imperialism. He is editor-in-chief at theWikiLeaks Bibliography, and the author of the 2022 book Cypherpunk Ethics: RadicalEthics for the Digital Age (Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Culture).

His three-part article series on Critical Race Theory:

“The Conspicuous Absence of Derrick Bell—Rethinking the CRT Debate, Part 1”: https://www.blackagendareport.com/conspicuous-absence-derrick-bell-rethinking-crt-debate-part-1

“Realism, Idealism, and the Deradicalization of Critical Race Theory—Rethinking the CRT Debate, Part 2”: https://www.blackagendareport.com/realism-idealism-and-deradicalization-critical-race-theory-rethinking-crt-debate-part-2-0

“The Theory of Intersectionality Emerges out of Racist, Colonialist Ideology, Not Radical Politics—Rethinking the CRT Debate Part 3”: https://www.blackagendareport.com/theory-intersectionality-emerges-out-racist-colonialist-ideology-not-radical-politics-rethinking

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)