UCLA Law Professor Rick Sander has a new law review article that discusses what the article refers to as the "racial paradox in corporate law firms". The hiring preference given to some minorities is analyzed in a statistical and scholarly manner in the context of the low retention rate, in terms of how many of those same associates become partners. Here is the link via Prof. Bainbridge’s blog: Professor Bainbridge’s Business Associations Blog: The Racial Paradox of the Corporate Law Firm. Coincidentally, I am now reading the widely-respected Thomas Sowell’s classic book: The Quest for Cosmic Justice, (The Free Press 1999), which approaches the general topic on a more theoretical level.