I have been aware of these bias studies for years. But I wasn't aware of the glaring inadequacies of judges who intuit just as much as the average person, absent clear deliberation. The most important fact I learned is that the legal community, with judges at the summit, should be made aware of these studies on bias so that they employ more deliberation in their decisions. The studies are no more than sociological readings unless they are used as teaching tools by those who are the most responsible for the fate of those who are routinely discriminated against.
- Harriette L