Answering Your Questions on Critical Race Theory: a PBS program

Hybrid service – in person and on Zoom

Speaker: Prudence Carter, Ph.D.

Republican lawmakers are aiming to prevent schools at the K-12 level from teaching critical race theory, even though it’s been part of academic discourse in higher education for decades. What is it, and why has it become a political flashpoint? PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz speaks with Prudence Carter, a Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Our moderator Abby Struck will help us further explore the topic. 

Dr. Carter has been on the faculty of Harvard, and Stanford Universities, Carter also served as the Faculty Director of John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, and the Director of the Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. From 2016 to 2021, she was Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.