I found the two letters about diversity in the July 1998 Journal of Accountancy disturbing. The article "Minority Issues at Forefront" (JofA, Jan.98, page 13), encouraging more diversity in our profession, was refreshing. Nothing in the article suggested that we lower our standards in order to allow more minorities to become members. It did point out correctly that we as a profession need to question why minorities are underrepresented in our ranks.
The AICPA should search for ways to attract more minorities and develop programs with education and industry to ensure that minority groups receive adequate training to meet the high standards of our profession. As an AICPA member, I would applaud such efforts.
Leo Hudetz, CPA