Davies Addresses Implicit Bias

July 11, 2016 - Sharon Davies, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute, was a guest on WOSU Public Media's All Sides with Ann Fisher, where she spoke on the dangers of Implicit Racial Bias and its role in the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas. Joined by other national scholars and subject-matter experts, Dr. Davies, who also serves as the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at Ohio State, highlighted the significance of understanding implicit bias as it relates to the increasing incidents of excessive, and often times deadly, force used on behalf of law enforcement. Referencing America's of history of race relations, Dr. Davies also notes the importance of unconscious bias in the minds of everyday citizens, who often misperceive and criminalize non-threatening behavior exhibited by people of color. The Dangerous Power of Implicit Racial Bias podcast.