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Discussion => General Discussion Forum => Topic started by: Jay_Thomas on September 11, 2019, 09:23:36 AM

Title: This Black Lawyer Who Refuses to Cut His Locks to Make His Colleagues Feel Bette
Post by: Jay_Thomas on September 11, 2019, 09:23:36 AM


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Marcus Shute Jr., a 34-year old lawyer from Nashville, raised a few eyebrows when he decided to grow his locks in 2002. But he still refuses to cut his hair in hopes to make a point that his personal appearance should not affect his professional career! In fact, Shute is a well sought-after lawyer and he runs his own law firm in Nashville, Tennessee.

 "Many times during my matriculation through undergrad/law school and in my professional career I was told I would not be successful as an attorney if I didn't cut my locs," Shute said in an interview with The Shade Room.

Shute also said he had experienced being disregarded for promotion even though he technically deserved it just because he "did not fit the look." At one time, he said a judge even mistook him as a client instead of a law student.

Despite that, he chose to be authentic and not to conform to the industry's so-called standards. His experiences also inspired him to open his own law practice. He wanted most of his colleagues and clients to relate to him.

https://www.blackbusiness.com/2019/08/marcus-shute-black-lawyer-refuses-cut-make-colleagues-feel-better.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR3659R4Sxs-k3RmAuw-3w0_zdkBejmY3_wKDKykp1EbIWa8YKNx5i4WtyI







 :clap: Good for you, brother!!!   :nod:

Title: Re: This Black Lawyer Who Refuses to Cut His Locks to Make His Colleagues Feel Bette
Post by: Jay_Thomas on September 11, 2019, 09:32:24 AM
Tennessee State
and Nashville School of Law alum!


http://www.shutelaw.com/

Title: Re: This Black Lawyer Who Refuses to Cut His Locks to Make His Colleagues Feel Bette
Post by: Maroon and Gray on September 11, 2019, 10:08:53 AM

 Good for you, brother!!!


 :clap:
Title: Re: This Black Lawyer Who Refuses to Cut His Locks to Make His Colleagues Feel Bette
Post by: y04185 on September 11, 2019, 10:11:53 AM
If he was a flaming homosexual they wouldn't have a problem.
Title: Re: This Black Lawyer Who Refuses to Cut His Locks to Make His Colleagues Feel Bette
Post by: soflorattler on September 11, 2019, 10:40:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Good for him!  :nod:

Wh(?)y,  :nono2: stop trying to bring people into your sphere...
Title: Re: This Black Lawyer Who Refuses to Cut His Locks to Make His Colleagues Feel Bette
Post by: Strike79 on September 11, 2019, 11:43:37 AM
JT and board............

When I first saw the topic before clicking the link to get the details, I had in mind this brutha lawyer who practices in Nashville with long, flowing dreadlocks. So imagine my surprise when I clicked on the topic and VOILA! It’s Marcus.  :lol:

Guys, the first time I saw him roaming the criminal court building, I complimented him for his independent spirit. In a relatively conservative culture like Nashville, a brutha lawyer rocking locks is a big deal. But Marcus seems to command the respect of EVERYBODY!! I really admire young black professionals who do NOT conform to conventional tastes of dress, style and appearance.  :clap:

Btw, there are two particular colors that Marcus rocks that I have teased him about, but says it STILL makes him a good guy. Marcus is a member of the boys who honor purple and gold. :lol: