Brian (digibri) wrote,

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Test yourself

These aren't new, but they are quite interesting: Implicit Association Tests

I took this one this evening while tinkering with my file server:

Race ('Black - White' IAT). This IAT requires the ability to distinguish faces of European and African origin. It indicates that most Americans have an automatic preference for white over black.

Much to my delight, I ended up with the following analysis:

Your data suggest little or no automatic preference for Black American relative to White American

The interpretation shown above is described as 'automatic preference for Black' if you responded faster when Black faces and Good words were classified with the same key as opposed to White faces and Good words. It is marked 'automatic preference for White' if you were faster when giving the same response to White faces and Good words. Depending on the magnitude of your result, your automatic preference may be described as 'slight', 'moderate', 'strong', or 'little to no preference'.

I suppose that's not too bad for a 35 year old white suburbanite who has lived his whole life in the midwest.
Funny thing, I assumed I'd have a subconsious racist bias due to my geopolitical upbringing.

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