Author: Carol M. Swain and Christopher J. Schorr
Year of Publication: 2021
Page Count: 152
Written from a Christian perspective, Carol M. Swain and Christopher J. Schorr’s Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory is Burning Down the House(2021, 152 pages) is readable and brief – just79 pages, plus glossary, notes, appendix, and index. That makes it an insightful introduction to Critical Race Theory (CRT) going back to its roots in Marxism, specifically the cultural Marxism of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt school of critical theorists. Each chapter concludes with a list of discussion questions, making it ideal for group study and discussion. Although written specifically for the American context, the book’s suggestions for engaging with and opposing CRT’s influence are easily applicable to readers in other countries as well.