hiromoto45 wrote:Its really hard to believe that a V50 would have to dig that deep for diversity.
We are missing something.
She probably has notable relatives and ties to the area.
Exactly. And the irony is he's IN law school and doesn't see the obvious unlikelihood that they skipped past black females, every last available one, at higher ranked schools in their insane rush to get to her. lol. And in this economy I seriously doubt law firms are going to shoot themselves in the foot with unlikely hires just to say "ooh look how diverse we are."
To the guy: I read nothing into your response that you did not put there. Stating she obviously only got her job due to race is never a positive, I don't know how you plan to spin that accusation into good news.
I don't know the girl so there is no reason for me to put words in your mouth in defense of her. Also, I am sorry your interpretation of firms diversifying is them hiring just based on race. They use to NOT HIRE people JUST BASED ON RACE and you didn't seem so up in arms about that though. But whatever, diversity is more than just hiring more black people, and apparently I am not the only one in this thread that is skeptical that a firm in the top 100, much less, went all the way to your school to find a black female to hire. There are enough of them higher up the food chain you know. It's black males that are rare as far as blacks go in law.
Accept that the reason, while yours COULD be true, is more likely the normal way a potential slacker gets a plum assignment/job/promotion: they know people. Who know people. lol.
Either way, I wish you luck with your job search and that other people's successes don't make you get so down it hurts your own, I feel your pain on watching possibly less qualified people move ahead while you stand still, but blaming it on their race makes it seem like there is NOTHING you can do to get yourself a job and that is a quick way into apathy and self-defeating attitudes, so as others (not so nicely) said, try to focus on your job search and not hers. Throwing "they only hired her cause she's black" at a top 50 firm's decision sounds spiteful and immature.