Legal Law

Proudly owning Our Historical past, Particularly The Ugly Elements

In this week’s episode of the Lawyer Forward podcast, Mike Whelan talks about race, both in America generally and the legal system specifically. He uses the story of Italian-American internment in World War II to explore the idea of “otherness.” Out of preferences and perceptions, as well as a history of identifying white culture with professionalism, the legal industry has created a context that’s hostile to African Americans. Resolving that distance will only come after first owning our ugly history.

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