Critical Race Theory made me a better lawyer

Protesters outside the Loudoun County School Board headquarters in Ashburn on June 22. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

Christopher Punongbayan is a lawyer and Executive Director of ChangeLawyers. He completed the Critical Race Studies program at UCLA Law School.

I am not an academic. I don’t even work in education. I’m just a lawyer. And at one point, I was a lonely law student burdened by imposter syndrome. Critical Race Theory came into my life at the precise moment I needed it the most.

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