Race, Class, and Power:
Are Marxism and Critical Race Theory Compatible?

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a prominent academic approach that foregrounds race and racism in discussions of law, culture, and society. Over the years, CRT (and postcolonial) scholars have differed sharply with Marxists over how we ought to understand the relationship of racism and capitalism. This panel asks: what is the nature of this historic divide, and can it be overcome? The speakers will offer an outline of the various approaches in CRT/postcolonialism, consider the challenges, and explore the possibilities for more unified approaches to constructively advance our understanding of Marxism, racism, and capitalism.

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