Global Critical Race Theory and History: Brazil and the USA


Critical Race Theory emerged in US law schools in the 1980s and has inspired young scholars and activists with its focus on the systemic nature of racism entrenched within the U.S. judicial system. Yet CRT has also been relentlessly modern and focused on the U.S.A. Given varying dynamics of racial subalternization and divergent legal systems, how is one to grasp the distinctive features as well as shared similarities between systems of racial domination in the USA and Brazil, two core regions of the New World African Diaspora? More broadly, how might one encompass 'race' and 'race-like' forms of domination in other societies in light of the sweep of history over the past millennia?
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