Sunday, January 28, 2007

How racist are you?

Harvard Implicit Test
How racist are you at a subconscious level?

The Harvard Implicit Test is a remarkable test which measures you at a subconscious level. No matter how many times you take the test your results won't change much.

1. Clink on the above link.

2. Click on Demonstration Test

3. Go to test

4. Accept Disclaimer

5. Choose "Race IAT" and follow the instructions.

The test only takes a few minutes to complete.

13 comments:

Jeff said...

I have a strong automatic preference towards europeans. I guess I need some more diversity training.

Anonymous said...

Honestly this is the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

I think this test displays only 1 answer. I have yet to see anyone who got anything other than a strong preference for their own race.

Anonymous said...

It said I have little to no preference for Europeans.

Anonymous said...

I am white and it gave me a slight preference for white people.

Anonymous said...

I am white, and teach at a school where the majority of students and teachers are Arab Muslims. The test said I have a slight automatic preference for Arab Muslims over other people.

Anonymous said...

this annoys me inherently
people will always favour the people the have been with most of their lives rather than people that are unfamiliar to them; this is not racism.
for example, I am white and I live in a predominantky white middle class area of the UK, this makes me more comfortable with whites
This is purely because I haven't been around asians or blacks at any point in my life so far.
I have no kind of prejudice against these races.

Joe Moreno said...

Anonymous said, "this annoys me inherently..."

To Anonymous:
Your response is not very scientific at all and a sample of one (you) is no sample at all.

African-Americans will tend to have a preference towards white over black when taking this test. How can that be explained?

Anonymous said...

" Joe Moreno said...
Anonymous said, "this annoys me inherently..."

To Anonymous:
Your response is not very scientific at all and a sample of one (you) is no sample at all.

African-Americans will tend to have a preference towards white over black when taking this test. How can that be explained?"

This might be explained by media brainwashing. From childhood the predominant examples of physical beauty(movies, advertizing, etc.) are white, blond, blue eyed types. Not nearly as prevalent as 40 or 50 years ago, but that biased image is still tenaciously hanging around. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I did this IAT as quickly as I could and it stated that I have no preference. I am white, conservative female. It also said I have no inherent preference for Obama or McCain. Isn't that the way it should be? Should not our preferences be based on THINKING and not on gut reactions toward the individual who will carry the responsibility of leading this country.

Joseph said...

As I understand it, the test is for subconscienious bias more than racism. You can probably find the original journal publications online as well as critisms. Every psychological study has flaws and short-commings. The test says I have a preference for black people and Obama. I did vote for obama, I was surpised about the preference for blacks though.

Sjoerd said...

Funny, I did the test twice. First I had a moderate preference for whites, then a slight preference for blacks. Now what?

Anonymous said...

i cant find a good link to take the test i need to see what it says about me