Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a theory of legal scholarship that arose in the late 1980s. It centers race and racial issues in legal analysis.
Since it is a legal theory, Critical Race Theory is taught primarily in law and graduate schools. CRT is NOT taught in primary or secondary schools and generally not to undergraduates. CRT is often inaccurately applied to any work or scholar discussing racism or African-American history. These are not examples of CRT.