Even subconsciously, we humans are creatures of habit. One example: we cross our arms the same way. Try reversing how you normally do it and see how long you can hold the pose before you feel uncomfortable. Our brains crave the familiar, but that hard-wired craving presents a significant challenge for the legal field.
While most groups say their goal is to be more diverse, what separates genuine inclusion from merely talking about it is developing a comfort with the uncomfortable. Due to how we’re wired, this may not be easy. It is, however, an important goal that is worthy of pursuit.
Read more from Thomas F. Guernsey in The Daily Journal here.