Notes from the President & CEO
Change Comes Inevitably
THE LEGAL PROFESSION is the least diverse of all white collar professions. MCCA’s core mission is to change that. Growing up in the deep South, I attended a segregated school system until junior high school. If you look at that in terms of years, it was not that long ago. Here are a few other things that have been the norm at some point or another during my lifetime:
But there have been changes in other areas:
There is, I believe, a certain inevitability in the progress of society. The recent tragic terrorist murders of nine churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in June reminds us that unfortunately change sometimes comes at a terrible cost. But in the midst of that tragedy, we move ever so slightly toward a society that values the principles of e pluribus unum, “Out of Many, One.” Even though the legal profession remains the least diverse of all white collar professions, I remain optimistic that even our profession will come to realize the value of inclusiveness. It is, I believe, inevitable.
Joseph K. West