The law professor who created the controversial academic framework critical race theory reportedly charges up to $100,000 per in-person speaking appearance, in addition to her teaching salary at two law schools.
Kimberle Crenshaw, a professor at UCLA and Columbia law schools who designed critical race theory, charges $100,000 for in-person speaking appearances and $50,000 for virtual appearances, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
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Crenshaw’s controversial academic theory says that U.S. laws and institutions should be viewed through a critical lens that assesses their impact and effect on racial minorities — especially black people. The theory has drawn significant controversy in recent years due to the incorporation of several of its themes into public school curricula and teacher training programs.
The CRT academic rakes in the speaking fees in addition to her UCLA salary of more than $127,000 and her Columbia salary that surpasses $217,000, the Daily Mail reported.
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Crenshaw is not the only prominent critical race theorist to command a high-priced speakers fee. Boston University professor and author of How to Be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi has also benefited financially from the lecture circuit.
Kendi charged the University of Wisconsin-Madison more than $40,000 for a lecture in 2021 that was not open to the public. He similarly charged $32,000 to the University of Virginia for a virtual lecture viewed by over 800 people.