Immigration In Joe Flom's 'Outliers'

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The overview of this chapter of the novel Outliers is showing how Jewish people were not able to become lawyers and how they started their own firms and became wealthy. Joe Flom is a lawyer, and a partner of his own law firm.
In the first section “The Importance of being Jewish”, Jewish immigrants came to America in the late 1800’s with no money and made a living for themselves. The children of these Jewish immigrants became either lawyers or doctors because of the analytical luck they were blessed with. Many Jewish lawyers were not allowed to be part of Wall Street firms because Wall Street catered so much to white Protestants. The law Community was the white shoe. The term White shoe firm is used to describe leading professional firms

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