There are few places that demonstrate New York City's true diversity better than the line for jury duty. Not even the subway can compete with it.

I came to this realization a couple of weeks ago when I was called to do my civic duty. By design, these juries are selected to be as diverse as possible, which makes the jury pool a tiny microcosm of the city itself.

People of all cultures. People of all ages. People with briefcases, backpacks and bike helmets. Piercings, head coverings, hundreds of hairstyles, or no hair at all.

Somehow, while standing in line for jury duty, I was filled with a true sense of pride. Proud to be a part of this. And I'm sure I wasn't the only one who felt that way on that sunny morning.


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