Seven Tenets of Critical Race Theory, Pt. 5

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5. Revisionist History is another tenet of CRT. According to Delgado and Stefancic (2001), “Revisionist history reexamines America’s historical record, replacing comforting majoritarian interpretations of events with ones that square more accurately with minorities’ experiences” (p. 20). In essence, this suggests that American history be closely scrutinized and reinterpreted as opposed to being accepted at face value and truth. It requires a more nuanced understanding as well as taking a critical perspective toward examining historical events.

From Shaun R. Harper, Lori D. Patton, & Ontario S. Wooden, “Access and Equity for African American Students in Higher Education: A Critical Race Historical Analysis of Policy Efforts,” Journal of Higher Education 80, no. 4 (2009): 391-2.

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Seven Tenets of Critical Race Theory, Pt. 5

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