Republican lawmakers are aiming to prevent schools at the k-12 level from teaching critical race theory, but it’s been part of academic discourse in higher education for decades. What is it, and why has it become become a political flashpoint? PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz speaks with Prudence Carter, professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday, June 29 at 12 p.m. ET.
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