The (real) problem(s) with critical race theory

[image: anti-racism demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015, Wikimedia; this is essay #331 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is all the rage these days. Meaning, literally, that it enrages people. Or at least, pundits and politicians on the extreme right of the political spectrum. Predictably, it also serves as a rallying cry for people on the extreme left of that same spectrum. The fact is, though, that it is a good bet that most of these people — on both sides — have no idea what CRT actually is. Or…