In Loudoun County, Va., a fierce debate has been raging for months inside normally sleepy school board meetings.
At the heart of this anger is critical race theory, a once obscure academic framework for understanding racism in the United States.
How, exactly, did critical race theory enter American public life, and what does this debate look like on the ground?
Guest: Trip Gabriel, a national correspondent for The New York Times.
For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.
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