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If your law firm has no attorneys who are female or people of color, I’m not referring cases to your firm. It’s 2020, do better. Diversity needs to stop being seen as “a nice thing to have” and it needs to be necessary to stay in business. Diverse perspectives are how law firms succeed, I want to see more firms that understand that.

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The lack of women in managment in any organization should be a red flag to everyone.

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Op please stay in California and New York. No one needs your prejudicial ideas in the interior.

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100% this is amazing. I wish more people noticed this.

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The time has come to face that desegregation, integration, affirmative action, quotas, set asides, diversity and inclusion are all euphemisms for ending white supremacy. White supremacy is the issue and we all need to face it.

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No

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Are you seeing many firms (outside very small ones) that still don’t have any women or POCs working there?

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Yes, tons. Personal injury especially.

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Why do you need to be a woman or POC to offer a diverse perspective? Consider also that something like 85% of attorneys are white and 65% are men.

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...in case this is a serious question, consider that most diversity initiatives recognize that race and gender are necessary, if not sufficient, metrics for assessment. But no one is actually saying that “you can’t have a diverse perspective if you’re not a woman or POC” — they’re saying “if you don’t have women or POC perspectives, your organization is not diverse.”

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I'm working on a massive M&A deal where the (large) legal team for the other side doesn't have a single woman or person of color (other than some woman specialists working on ancillary parts of the deal). Not that our firm is representative of the general population, but damn...

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Amen to that.

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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Having a kid. Is it still ok to bring them up with gender stereotypes? I mean, clearly I want them to do any job they aspire to, but will I be a bad parent if I dress the girl up in pink and boy blue?

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I always wonder about the diversity in this forum. What is your skin tone?

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As far as preferred gender pronouns go, I’m all about choosing he, she, xe, ze, whatever you want to describe yourself as - but can we please rethink using “they” and “their” to describe a single person? It gets confusing ya’ll. There’s zero judgement here, just grammatically speaking it introduces so much ambiguity and misunderstanding into the English language. That is all. Feel free to clap back if you think I’m out of line or misunderstanding something - always here to learn

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Universities BUILT by enslaved Africans ON indigenous land ran by white men, with less than 10% of tenured professors of color have the audacity to ask us for a diversity statement 😂 Sickening

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Why do we celebrate diversity and not just people? Celebrating diversity is offensive to 'diverse’ people as they don’t like to be treated as corporate trophies and is discriminatory against white men

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ThEy ArE BoTh SaMe.

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🦇 💩 😜

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