My immigrant dad said the same thing. We can never be just as good as white people--we have to be better in order to overcome racism and lack of connections. It's the same reason he tried to push my brother and me in STEM. There is always a right answer in math. You can't argue that. The "softer" disciplines leave too much room for discrimination against BIPOC students and he thought we'd never be chosen over a white student.
By the way, good luck on your LSAT and admission to law school. I think your application will merit a close look because you don't fit the stereotypical applicant who only has 1-2 years of work experience. I always value working with law students who have real work experience and an understanding of how they hope to use their law degree in the real world. Best wishes to you.