This is an ongoing live course (Jan. – Jun. 2022) of Ayn Rand University, a new kind of university which provides advanced live courses in philosophy and communication from an Objectivist perspective. ARU courses include weekly live classes conducted by videoconference and taught by experts in Objectivism.

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This course will provide an introduction to some of the major works and thinkers behind Critical Race Theory, which has emerged as a dominant philosophical perspective in today’s culture.

We will cover a variety of topics, including: the Frankfurt School and the New Left, environmentalism, feminism and gender studies, post-structuralism and postmodernism, postcolonialism, and intersectionality—and how all of the above have paved the ground for Critical Race Theory itself, which is the focus in the final weeks.

We will examine what all these ideas actually are, where they come from, what is their impact on the culture, and what are their strong points and shortcomings.