This is our last week where we are going to take a journey back into our archive to play some of the best recordings the Antioch Podcast has made over the years on the topic of Critical Race Theory, or CRT for short. CRT has been around for a while first as a legal theory, and then as an influence in academia at large, but more recently has come into discussions of how elementary, middle and high schools should talk about the complex history of the United States, among other things. It is a topic genuinely at the center of discussions on race and faith, and so, we are bringing to you a multi-week master-class covering what CRT is all about, and ways that Christians in particular might want to think about it.
Now, the reason we are covering these back episodes is because once we finish with this CRT summer series, the Antioch Podcast will be releasing a new series on CRT using the book “CHRISITIANITY AND CRITICAL RACE THEORY: A Faithful and Constructive Conversation” by Robert Chao Romero and Jeff M. Liou. We are encouraging all listeners to purchase this book and read it so that beginning in August, you will be able to join us on our journey through this thoughtful and well-researched book. You won’t want to miss it.
We will take you today to this conversation recorded in 2021, a recording made just after the January 6 assault on the US Capitol, an episode we called “Christianity and CRT: Let’s Talk About White Privilege.” The original article we discuss in this series by Kelly Hamren: Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, Marxism and Biblical Ethics referred to in this interview has been taken down. A new link to the article can be found in the show notes for this episode on our website, www.antiochpodcast.org.
Let’s go now and listen, to this conversation.