Richard Delgado is an American legal scholar who teaches at the University of Alabama School of Law. He is another one of the more famous proponents of Critical Race Theory.
Mr. Delgado was born and raised in the United States. His father was from Mexico and emigrated to the U.S. when he was 15. Richard grew up in a family of migrant workers, and he attended public schools. Even though he grew up financially poor, he was able to attend the University of Washington, earn a bachelor’s in mathematics and philosophy, and eventually earn his J.D. at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law! He went on to teach at the UCLA Law School for eight years, and the University of Colorado for fourteen years.
He is a prolific writer of books and articles in journals–all expounding his critical race theory that America is a fundamentally flawed nation exclusively because white people oppress everyone who isn’t white. Educational, economic, and social equality and prosperity in America is denied to people of color so long as we as a nation continue to excuse “white privilege “.
Here are a few of his quotes:
“Our system of race is like a two-headed Hydra. One Hydra consists of outright racism–the oppression of some people on grounds of who they are. The other consists of white privilege–a system by which whites help and buoy each other up. If one loos off a single head, say, outright racism, but leaves the other intact, our system of white over black/brown will remain virtually unchanged. The predicament of social reform, as one writer pointed out, is that ‘everything must change at once.’ Otherwise, change is swallowed up by the remaining elements, so that we remain roughly as we were before.” (Critical Race Theory: An Introduction)
In a criticism of American jurisprudence Delgado writes: “Nine of my professors talked about race or ethnicity; it was apparently irrelevant to the law. None of my professors in the first year talked about feminism or the concerns of women, either. These concerns were also, apparently, irrelevant. Nowhere, in fact, did the cases and materials we read address concerns of group inequality, sexual difference, or cultural identity. There was only one Law, a law that in it’s universal majesty applied to everyone without regard to race, color, gender, or creed.”