Central Coast Voices: What is Critical Race Theory and why is it under attack?

Jul 8, 2021

The educational concept known as “Critical Race Theory” has sparked debate across the country. How does it relate to new standards of social justice and a curriculum of ethnic studies that were recently passed in California?

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Dr. Mario Espinoza-Kulick, Inaugural Ethnic Studies Faculty at Cuesta College, Dr. Lata Murti, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandman University, and Sharon Elmer, a recent graduate, Paso Robles High School. They will be discussing the current debate around Critical Race Theory and the controversy that has sprung from proposals to teach the Ethnic Studies curriculum in high school and elsewhere.

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Broadcast date: 7/8/2021

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.