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Almost every time I write about race in the legal profession, I get angry emails from white male readers. The tone of those emails runs something like this: You are too fixated on these issues, and you are unfair to white men.

Recently, I wrote about Am Law firms with zero black partners, which I thought was pretty benign, yet it sparked this response from a male reader: “I have to tell you that I found your article to be offensive, mean-spirited and a bit nasty.”

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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