Practicing Cultural Sensitivity

The Alberta Law Society requires all lawyers to take training in North American Indian history and social habits; ostensibly, a lawyer cannot serve a client without this history and background. 

If this theory is correct, and if I were practicing in Lethbridge, it would be more appropriate to require a course on the history of Japanese internment and property confiscation in WW2.  And if I lived in Northern Alberta, the course subject would be the history of oppression in Ukraine.

Of course, it is not true that I need cultural sensitivity to practice law.  And I ought not to need racial sensitivity because last I heard; the law was colour blind.

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