There's certain things I could never explain and I have no credibility to explain because I have no idea of what its like to be discriminated against. I can talk about it in the abstract, but I have no experience with it." McNamara said the office reached out to alumni offices, bar associations and schools of law to recruit diverse candidates but have gotten minimal responses. Hesaid that's in part to the size of the department versus departments in larger cities, as well as the fact that it's only been 62 years since the landmark court case Brown v. Board of Education, which declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. "There has been one president in the U.S. who was born after Brown v. Board of Education, and that's Barack Obama," McNamara said. "I tried to explain that to people. The problem with jobs like police department or prosecutors it takes people time to work through the system." Chief Public Defender Frank Nebush said his office is in a similar situation. It has16 white male attorneys and eight white female attorneys. One of the department's investigators is a Hispanic woman. "It's hit or miss," he said.
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