December 2014

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Let's Talk About Race And Pro Bono

There has been a great deal of sorely needed discussion lately about issues of racial inequality, racially disparate justice, and white privilege. I have always been one to think about these matters in my own life and work. In the world of pro bono, race is an ever present concern. Whether our society wants to admit it or not, it is obvious to those of us who do pro bono work regularly that the playing field is far from level in our justice system and otherwise. Of course, it’s even more obvious to people of color who are subjected to unequal treatment than it is to someone like me as a fairly close observer. (more…)