chapter  4
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Towards a European Critical Race Theory

The previous chapter attempted to explain the absence of CRT in the continental European context due to challenging obstacles which have prevented CRT from penetrating the legal systems in Europe. Against such a backdrop, this chapter argues for a European CRT by identifying some factors that could favour a transplant of CRT to Europe, by deconstructing narratives around race and the objections to its use in that context, by contrasting them with the emergence of the idea of ‘anti-White racism’, and finally by identifying the legal elements that would or could constitute the building blocks of a European CRT and which I call ‘Continental European Colourblindness’.