Why Is Critical Race Theory So Controversial?


Critical race theorists have accumulated significant influence over many Canadian institutions, as shown by the pervasiveness of terms like “white privilege” and “systemic racism.”

The historic Empire Club of Canada has even chosen to advocate for CRT to be taught in public schools. However, institutions like the Empire Club ignore that there are different perspectives on CRT within minority communities. There are many Canadians of diverse backgrounds who oppose the controversial ideology and do not feel critical race theorists speak for them.

On February 21, the Canada Strong and Free Network will showcase black community perspectives that are being ignored by CRT-influenced institutions today. We will discuss why CRT is the subject of such controversy, why people feel the need to oppose it in schools and workplaces, and if CRT can ever offer a path to a more just society.

Hear from a number of important voices in media and politics:

  • Mike Ramsay, trustee at Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Kira Davis, deputy editor at RedState.com and former trustee candidate for Capistrano Unified School District
  • Samuel Sey, blogger at SlowToWrite.com
  • Noah Jarvis, university student and reporter at True North
  • Moderated by CSFN President Jamil Jivani
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