Anonymous User wrote:With all due respect, I think this may be a victim mentality.
Law firms are businesses after all. The executives that the law firm works for are mostly white. Call it a glass ceiling, call it a macro societal problem but it's just this way and how things work currently. Until we get more ethnic minority leaders to raise to the top, clients will want to work with who they're comfortable with. Honestly I also think that many ethnic minority students are just plain awkward; I'm at T14 and I've seen my asian peers slowly locking themselves up with just being friends with asians. They don't come to our parties, they consciously see us as different. They're the one that approach life with them vs. us mentality. Yeah, Asians may be smart and know how to crunch exams (it's well known that apalsa outlines are one of the best) but many just don't do well during interviews and aside from few who are decent and fun, I wouldn't want to work with them past 2am. People don't want to work with awkward people.
Not to mention that White males also have to deal with the stereotype that we're loud, assertive, less smart, and a d-bag. Look we can table this discussion because it's obviously a complex issue but this reminded me of something that I noticed in undergrad and at a law school. Why do asians stick with just asians?
What you just described is called racism you moron.