The College Fix thecollegefix.com 11 Jan, 2021 06:15 am

University of Chicago takes steps toward launch of ‘Critical Race Studies’ department

University of Chicago takes steps toward launch of ‘Critical Race Studies’ department
Came after June letter demanded it.

p p Came after June letter demanded it The University of Chicago will consider funding to explore the creation of a Department of Critical Race Studies.Critical race is the idea that “the law and legal institutions are inherently racist” and that race is a “socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests,” according to the encyclopedia Britannica .There is currently only a major in critical race and ethnic studies.As a result, all professors who teach CRES classes are contracted members of an academic department and non-contracted affiliates of the Center, taking their academic, mentorship, and instructional focus away from critical race and ethnic studies, according to Auslander.

The proposal has to win approval from the “faculty council,” according to the campus paper The Chicago Maroon .Currently, cross-listed courses must gain approval from the department it is listed under, according to the campus paper.

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