New York Law Student Claims Laws Are Racist

( – The commencement speaker at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) graduation is just the latest law student to question the ethical existence of America’s systems of law and justice.

At the May 12th commencement address, graduate Fatima Mousa Mohammed immediately foregrounded her foreign identity, saying she came to where she was “from the rich soil of Yemen,” while acknowledging she was raised in Queens, New York.

She said she chose CUNY School of Law because of its unusual mission among law schools. She characterized CUNY as recognizing that “the law is a manifestation of white supremacy” that oppresses America and people around the world.

Mohammed didn’t mince her words. She said a “revolution” was taking place that was not widely known, and that this “revolution” would make up for the “violence” brought by perpetrators. From her remarks, Mohammed seemed to believe that the American military, the police, and customs and border agencies were the oppressive institutions committing acts of violence.

The speaker’s ideas reflected increasingly common hard-left “revolutionary” language coming out of graduates of the nation’s most elite graduate and law schools. Mohammed urged the graduating class to overthrow “capitalism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world.”

Mohammed issued a call for “liberation” related to what she called the “murder of black men.” She referred specifically to Jordan Neely, a mentally ill homeless man with a long arrest record and a history of harassing and threatening subway riders. 30-year-old Neely died on May 1st after 24-year-old former Marine Daniel Penny and another fellow rider subdued Neely after he threatened to hurt the riders in the car.

Penny put Neely in a chokehold and he lost consciousness, dying shortly thereafter at an area hospital. Penny has been arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter. No trial has taken place, and Penny has not been declared a “murderer” as CUNY’s Mohammed implied.

CUNY School of Law said Mohammed’s views were her own.

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