Watch: Recognizing and Counteracting Unconscious Bias and #MeToo Racial Blindspots in the Workplace

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On July 15, Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law and Justice invited attorneys from Richard Kibbe & Orbe LLP—Managing Partner Jennifer Grady, Partner Margaret Meyers, and Partner James Walker—for a webinar entitled “Inclusive Workplaces Best Practices: Implicit Bias and #MeToo Racial Blindspots.”

Nearly 500 attendees heard the partners’ recommendations for how to effectively identify and address unconscious bias and racial blindspots in the legal profession, plus ways to support and pursue diversity and inclusion equity in the workplace.

Associate Director of the Center on Race and Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law Tanya Hernández, who moderated the discussion and shared her research on #MeToo racial blindspots, emphasized the importance of hearing from various key players within the same firm for this particular event. “I wanted to model the way in which one single institution has many different voices and all kinds of perspectives on these mattersand that within your own institution you can mine all kinds of talent in order to have very honest conversations about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” she said.

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