Critical Race Theory: Background and Informational Sources

We have received recent requests from students for help in finding information about critical race theory (CRT).

Two books that will provide helpful background:
Critical Race Theory : a Primer by Khiara M. Bridges.
Book Stacks Call number: KF 4755 .B75 2019.

Critical Race Theory : an Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic.
Book Stacks Call number: KF4755.D454 2017.

In addition, many law journals are devoted to covering this area of law.  To find the direct link to each journal use the Mendik Library’s list of E-journals A to Z.

  • Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review
  • American Indian Law Review
  • Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy
  • Berkeley La Raza Law Journal
  • Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review
  • Columbia Journal of Race And Law
  • Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives
  • Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
  • Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice
  • Harvard Latinx Law Review
  • Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture, and Resistance
  • Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice
  • Michigan Journal of Race & Law
  • Rutgers Race and the Law Review
  • The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues
  • Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice
  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
  • University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class
  • University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review
  • Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice


If you are interested in going beyond Google to follow the state legislative actions regarding the teaching of CRT and any related content in K-12 classrooms, you may want to use the wealth of policy and research resources provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). In addition to links to all state legislative sites and bill tracking, a number of topical areas are tracked regularly.

And of course, never hesitate to Ask a Librarian for help finding exactly what you need.