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Readers Reply to Column Critical of ‘Old White Men’ (Podcast)

May 15, 2021, 1:30 PM

Bloomberg Law columnist Vivia Chen recently wrote about a failed attempt to rank law schools based on diversity. She started her column by saying “old White men” need to get out of the way on issues like this.

That line elicited some passionate responses from several Bloomberg Law readers. On this bonus weekend episode of our podcast, On The Merits, we talk to Vivia about the responses, and also hear from one of an “old White man” who wrote to her about the column.

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