Diversity Makes You Brighter

A recent New York Times article discussing the latest challenge to affirmative action in the Supreme Court mentioned a series of analytical experiments done with homogeneous and heterogeneous groups.   The more diverse groups answered the questions more accurately than the non diverse groups, who often just copied what others like them concluded.  The diverse groups engaged in "cognitive friction" which caused more enhanced deliberation and better critical thinking.   These types of experiments are important in our work as they offer concrete proof of what we already know to be true.  Here is the link to the piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/opinion/diversity-makes-you-brighter.html?mwrsm=Email