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Value of Diversity
I read with interest Brian Brunkow’s
letter, “Diversity Fatigue” (DEC 2014
NWLawyer). While I agree we have
made progress on diversity, I disagree
we should “give ourselves a rest on
the diversity dialogue.” All of us are
saddled with implicit biases. Many are
reinforced by television, movies, and
the news. We have only to look at recent
headlines to be reminded how our perspectives can diverge. I am often struck
by how two people from different backgrounds can experience the same world
in such dramatically distinct ways.
We must challenge ourselves to listen to all the voices around us, not just
those we agree with. Besides, diverse
perspectives bring immense value to
the workplace. They help us solve problems more efficiently and represent
our clients more effectively. They help
ensure that our offices are respectful
and inclusive. As Attorney General,
and leader of the largest law office in
our state, I believe we should renew and
expand the diversity dialogue, and not
give it a rest.
Bob Ferguson, Olympia
Kudos to Brian Brunkow of Pacific
Beach for his letter re: our obsession
with diversity. I agree that we are oversaturated with discussion on this issue.
It is long past time to move on. We are
all lawyers and we are all members of
the WSBA. It doesn’t make any difference if we are male or female, gay,
straight or transgender, Asian, Indian,
Vietnamese, a Veteran, young or old,