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The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.

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Robert Grey Robert Grey, President, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

The national outcry over the murder of George Floyd reminds us, yet again, of the unique challenges faced by African Americans and all people of color in the United States. That also applies to diverse lawyers and women, who must overcome so much more to attain success in the American legal profession, whether in corporations or Am Law 100 firms. 

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