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  1. Zugzwang
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    08 Oct '18 21:17
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/05/27/law-is-the-least-diverse-profession-in-the-nation-and-lawyers-arent-doing-enough-to-change-that/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5119e0057a79

    "Law is the least diverse profession in the nation. And lawyers aren't doing enough to change that.
    Lawyers are leading the push for equality. But they need to focus on their own profession."

    "Yet according to Bureau of Labor statistics, law is one of the least racially
    diverse professions in the nation. Eighty-eight percent of lawyers are white. "

    "The legal profession supplies presidents, governors, lawmakers,
    judges, prosecutors, general counsels, and heads of corporate,
    government, nonprofit and legal organizations. Its membership
    needs to be as inclusive as the populations it serves.

    Part of the problem is a lack of consensus that there is a significant problem.
    Many lawyers believe that barriers have come down, women and
    minorities have moved up, and any lingering inequality is a function
    of different capabilities, commitment and choices."

    "The facts suggest otherwise.
    Women constitute more than a third of the profession, but only
    about a fifth of law firm partners, general counsels of Fortune 500
    corporations and law school deans. The situation is bleakest at the
    highest levels. Women account for only 17 percent of equity partners,
    and only seven of the nation’s 100 largest firms have a woman as
    chairman or managing partner."

    "Although blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans
    now constitute about a third of the population and a fifth of law
    school graduates, they make up fewer than 7 percent of law firm
    partners and 9 percent of general counsels of large corporations.
    In major law firms, only 3 percent of associates and less than 2 percent
    of partners are African Americans."

    "Moreover, substantial evidence suggests that unconscious bias
    and exclusion from informal networks of support and client development
    remain common. Minorities still lack the presumption of competence
    granted to white male counterparts."

    "Women are subject to a double standard and a double bind.
    A cottage industry of research suggests that what is assertive in a
    man seems abrasive in a woman, and female leaders risk seeming
    too feminine or not feminine enough. They may appear too “soft”
    or too “strident – either unable to make tough decisions or too
    pushy and arrogant to command respect."

    "So, too, women and minorities are often left out of the networks
    of mentoring and sponsorship that are critical to career development.
    In American Bar Association research, 62 percent of women of color
    and 60 percent of white women, but only 4 percent of white men,
    felt excluded from formal and informal networking opportunities.
    Such networking is often crucial to building client and collegial
    relationships that are essential to advancement."

    If Brett Kavanaugh did not benefit from white male privilege his entire life,
    then he almost certainly would not be on the Supreme Court today.
  2. Joined
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    08 Oct '18 21:23
    Why let's get a bunch of lawyer politicians and come up with some solutions!
  3. Behind the scenes
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    08 Oct '18 21:40
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/05/27/law-is-the-least-diverse-profession-in-the-nation-and-lawyers-arent-doing-enough-to-change-that/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5119e0057a79

    "Law is the least diverse profession in the nation. And lawyers aren't doing enough to change that.
    Lawyers are leading the push for equality. But they need to focus on their own ...[text shortened]... e male privilege his entire life,
    then he almost certainly would not be on the Supreme Court today.
    "Moreover, substantial evidence suggests that unconscious bias and exclusion from informal networks of support and client development remain common. Minorities still lack the presumption of competence granted to white male counterparts."



    I wondered how long it would be before Duchess would bless us with yet another race baiting post highlighting the many evils of the white man.

    I guess not very long! 🙄
  4. Joined
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    08 Oct '18 21:56
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/05/27/law-is-the-least-diverse-profession-in-the-nation-and-lawyers-arent-doing-enough-to-change-that/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5119e0057a79

    "Law is the least diverse profession in the nation. And lawyers aren't doing enough to change that.
    Lawyers are leading the push for equality. But they need to focus on their own ...[text shortened]... e male privilege his entire life,
    then he almost certainly would not be on the Supreme Court today.
    hunny in some things folks just want the best there is.
  5. Zugzwang
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    08 Oct '18 22:251 edit
    @mchill said
    "Moreover, substantial evidence suggests that unconscious bias and exclusion from informal networks of support and client development remain common. Minorities still lack the presumption of competence granted to white male counterparts."

    I wondered how long it would be before Duchess would bless us with yet another race baiting post highlighting the many evils of the white man.

    I guess not very long! 🙄
    The fanatical racist troll Mchill loves to believe that white men (like himself) must
    be the most oppressed group in the USA.

    While he might be somewhat less overt, Mchill's as deeply racist as Donald Trump.
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