SOURCE: The Ringer
Kimberle Crenshaw on CRT and Acknowledging American History (Podcast)
The noted legal scholar discusses Critical Race Theory, anti-intellectualism in politics, and new work in African American political studies with host Bakari Sellers.
SOURCE: New York Times
Critical Race Theory: A Brief History
CRT pioneers Kimberlé Crenshaw and Mari Matsuda explain how and why they developed critical perspectives on racism in legal scholarship and how little the current debate has to do with their ideas.
SOURCE: New York Times
The Campaign to Cancel Wokeness
Columnist Michelle Goldberg examines the roots of the academic Critical Race Theory movement, and concludes that while its practitioners are sometimes willing to prioritize justice over free speech, the right today simply wants to suppress ideas it fears.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule’s Technocratic Despotism
by Jason Blakely
"Far from being morally and rationally superior, technocracy may be a significant contributor to our inability to properly deliberate upon our political problems."
SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
Amy Coney Barrett’s Philosophy Has Far Worse Roots Than Most Americans Know
by Simon Gilhooley
At the core of originalism is a fundamentally conservative effort to limit the possibilities of our constitutional order to the imagination of historical figures from the 18th century, which included racial hierarchy and support for chattel slavery.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
The Gonzo Constitutionalism of the American Right
by Corey Robin
"Conservatism has ceased to be a political project capable of creating hegemony through majoritarian means."
SOURCE: Duke Center for Firearms Law
Amy Coney Barrett on Guns
by Jake Charles
A Second Amendment scholar examines the SCOTUS nominee's historical interpretation of prohibitions on individual firearm ownership, concluding that her record shows a commitment to gun rights but uncertainty about how she might rule on particular cases.
SOURCE: The Nation
The Guardians: Does "The Resistance" Actually Want More Democracy, or Less?
by Samuel Moyn
Samuel Moyn warns that a leading Never Trump legal scholar is less concerned with how Trump might harm minorities than with how Trump might harm the image of rule by elites.
Constitutional Textualism, Slavery and Undocumented Immigrants
by Alan J. Singer
Just reading the Constitutional text, without context, does not help us understand what Antonin Scalia called “the fairly understood meaning of those words.”
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