Decades of scientific evidence support the existence of implicit biases, their role in how our brains process information, and how they can impact our thoughts and behavior.  However, questions and confusion remain.  In this six-part series, Dr. Lorie Fridell, CEO of Fair & Impartial Policing, tackles some of the common misperceptions about implicit biases and implicit-bias training, translating some of the complex science into plain language. She identifies the facts and fictions surrounding implicit biases and the importance of implicit-bias-awareness training.

Fact: Implicit-Bias Training Normalizes Bias. Biases are a normal human function. Human behavior automatically categorizes things perceived with the five senses and links these categories to information we have gathered over time. Implicit-bias-awareness training recognizes the existence of biases, but it does not normalize biased behavior.

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