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Why So Few Minority Women Stay at Law Firms

Nationally, only 4 percent of law firm partners are minorities; even fewer are minority women. A new study from the American Bar Association explores why so few women of color reach the highest ranks of law firms. Many of the women shared tales of discrimination that led them to leave their firms, where they said exclusion, neglect and overt harassment are not uncommon.

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Ari Shapiro
Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio.