Whites on diverse juries cited more case facts, made fewer mistakes in recalling facts and evidence, and pointed out missing evidence more frequently than did those on all-white juries.
Why is this? Did the whites have something to prove, or something to learn? For the study's test case involving a black defendant and a white victim, the presence of non-whites in the jury room seems to have had the effect of getting the white jurors to let go of some of their stereotypes and really look at the facts. As the report says, the implications are go way beyond the courthouse.