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The Vermont Connection

Abstract

As a locus of mass acculturation, the American college campus is uniquely suited to impact the lives of millions of students each year. Drawing on the framework of critical race theory (CRT) and the professional practice of campus planning, this analysis suggests that campus buildings and landscapes have a role in maintaining and perpetuating American racism. Guided by CRT’s anti-racist and color-aware tenets, this analysis offers CRT as a lens through which campus planners and architects can (re)envision their work and roles on campus. Suggestions include strategies and tools for campus planners and educators.