Diversity

‘Started From The Bottom, Now We’re Here’: Minorities In The Legal Profession

“Born sinner, the opposite of a winner, remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner.” – Notorious B.I.G.

University Students

There is a popular questionnaire composed of five questions going around the internet that reveals how many of the 523 people in congress are like you. To no surprise, I didn’t even get to the fifth question before it stated, “There are 0 people in congress like you.” I know a lot of law students who become quite incensed at the thought of affirmative action. They acknowledge slavery was racist, but deny the thought of any present-day systematic issues regarding race.

For me, it is hard to forget about the death of Vincent Chin in 1982, how the Los Angeles Riots impacted Koreatown in 1992, and the imprisonment of innocent Asian Americans during World War II. Even today, we still encounter blatant acts of racism. In fact, I would love to knock out Mark Wahlberg for randomly beating a Vietnamese man unconscious and permanently blinding another – all while calling them “slant-eyed gooks.” Marky Mark claims if he was on the plane he would’ve stopped the 9/11 attacks. This superhero should pray that he never runs into me on the street.

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