Joy Reid: If You Want To Know Why CRT Exists Look No Further than the Rittenhouse Trial

‘The circumstances are almost built for an actual CRT course’
By Grabien Staff


REID: "You want to know why Critical Race Theory exists, the actual law school theory that emphasizes that supposedly colorblind laws in America often still have racially discriminatory outcomes? Then look no further than the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Earlier today, the teenager accused of murdering two men and wounding a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year took to the stand in his own defense. The circumstances are almost built for an actual CRT course. The white now 18-year-old faces an almost entirely white jury of his peers, with the exception of one black man, and then there’s Judge Bruce Schroeder, who has barred the prosecution from calling the people Rittenhouse killed victims. He’s barred the prosecution from introducing evidence of Rittenhouse posing with the Proud Boys while flashing white supremacist signs and denied the prosecution’s request to increase Rittenhouse's bail after he failed to notify the court of his changed address, which he was required to do. In fact, the prosecution has been repeatedly hamstrung by the judge at almost every turn."

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