You’d have to look hard to find a partner at a major law firm who’s stupid enough to make overt racist comments to lawyers of color these days. At the same time, though, I bet most minority lawyers will tell you that they’ve been subjected to racially insensitive comments at some point.

Vivia ChenI’m bringing all this up because Kaloma Cardwell is now suing his former firm Davis Polk & Wardwell for discrimination and retaliation. And, of course, no partners at that prestigious firm made blatant racist comments to him.

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