Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a theoretical framework and iterative methodology with origins in legal studies. CRT was developed as a response to the lack of analysis of racism within critical legal studies. CRT recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of the American society. This is the lens through which CRT scholars examine social structures to understand and transform the relationship between race, racism, and power. CRT identifies that these structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalization of people of color.