Feb. 16, 2021

Implicit Bias and Policing with Dr. Bryant Marks

Implicit Bias and Policing with Dr. Bryant Marks

Dr. Bryant Marks, Founding Director of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College

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Join Sergeant Tom Datro and his guest Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Ph.D., talk about biases, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, the police force, the media, and so much more. In this episode, Dr. Bryant explains how implicit bias takes us in the wrong direction once in a while and how racial bias can still exist on individual levels, even in those who do not have systemic power. As Dr. Bryant defines, implicit bias is mostly not about the intent but merely the brain at work. 

In this episode you will learn:


  • The only two (2) ingredients you need to have an implicit bias.
  • Defining stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
  • Racist and racism as a term; who has systemic power?
  • The media and on taking control of your narrative.
  • What is the Implicit Association Test (IAT)?



About Dr. Bryant T. Marks:

Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, trainer, and award-winning educator. Dr. Marks has provided diversity, equity, and inclusion training for eighteen years. His personal and professional mission is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and skills of others that will allow them to reach their full potential and live their lives with purpose and passion. 

Dr. Marks is the Founding Director of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College. He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and as a senior advisor with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Dr. Marks was a contributor/trainer with the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and 21st Century policing programs. Dr. Marks has provided implicit bias training to over 2,000 Police Chiefs and executives via a series of briefings at the White House in 2016 and several thousand patrol officers in local police departments, including the entire Los Angeles Police Department. 

He has also provided training related to diversity and implicit bias to individuals in education (K-12 and higher education), philanthropy, non-profits, the local and federal government, and several other sectors. He serves on several national boards and is a highly sought after speaker and trainer.

Dr. Marks holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marks conducts research and professional development in diversity and implicit bias, Black male psychology and development, the academic achievement of minority college students, innovations in STEM education, and personal passion and productivity. Dr. Marks is married to Dr. Kimberly Marks and father to Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Bryant II.


Connect with Dr. Bryant T. Marks on:

Website: https://www.ntire.training

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryant-t-marks-ph-d-0b57433

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drbryantmarks


Connect with Policing in America Podcast on:

Website: https://www.policinginamerica.com/

Email: policinginamericapodcast@gmail.com

Take the Implicit Association Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html


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Dr. Bryant Marks

Founding Director of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity