We’ve long seen advocates of critical race theory judge others according to standards they do not apply to themselves. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, for example, bought million-dollar homes in predominantly white neighborhoods while decrying the inequalities of capitalism and claiming to be a “trained Marxist.” A recent attempt by Irami Osei-Frimpong to defend critical race theory (CRT) shows this hypocrisy is baked directly into the heart of the theory itself.
Osei-Frimpong’s main argument is that the law is used to serve the interests of those who wield it. He further claims judges cherry-pick which facts of each case to pay attention to, and which legal precedents to apply to those cherry-picked facts. They do this to arrive at a verdict in the service of their own interests or the interests of their institutions.
As such, Osei-Frimpong concludes, we have a sham legal system that only serves one particular set of interests — those of the powerful, at