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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

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    I wish there was a stronger push to differentiate implicit and explicit racism. I believe the vast majority of Americans are egalitarian. But even people who are egalitarian harbor some degree of unconscious racial prejudice - including you somerville.
    So we can't win, huh? Even if we don't think we're prejudiced, we're prejudiced. *Shakes Head* Other people get to decide the workings of our mind. Really.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So we can't win, huh? Even if we don't think we're prejudiced, we're prejudiced. *Shakes Head* Other people get to decide the workings of our mind. Really.
    Yes. Because we, as humans, exhibit subconscious preferences whether we are aware of it or not. I'm not saying "other people" get to decide the inner workings of your mind. I'm saying YOU - your conscious self - do not get to control the subconscious workings of your mind. Your mind does that all on its own and you have no direct control over it.

    But maybe you don't harbor any implicit racism at all Maggie. Feel free to take the implicit association test yourself and find out.

    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implici...lectatest.html

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    I actually live in a area of Kentucky that has a large art community so it's mostly pro obama. Where I live most of the white people are trashy and the blacks are all pretty decent folks. On my street there are roughly half black and white with really just me and one other white family that are actually hard working decent people.

    Most of the black folk in the Maysville area migrated here from places such as Detroit and Cincinnati to ironically get away from trashy black and people, and because of the industrial boon in the area a couple decades back.

    Outside the actual town though it goes mostly pro Romney and when I tell coworkers I live downtown they say to watch out for the brothers lol. Unlike a big city downtown however Maysville is mostly historically preservered and tightly controlled by the art community. I can understand why people are more racially tense now though.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Yes. Because we, as humans, exhibit subconscious preferences whether we are aware of it or not. I'm not saying "other people" get to decide the inner workings of your mind. I'm saying YOU - your conscious self - do not get to control the subconscious workings of your mind. Your mind does that all on its own and you have no direct control over it.

    But maybe you don't harbor any implicit racism at all Maggie. Feel free to take the implicit association test yourself and find out.

    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implici...lectatest.html
    Thanks for the link, Recruit. The test I saw re African-Americans started off by asking me which skin color I prefer. I'm sorry, but I don't consider that a question that shows or denies prejudice. I don't even KNOW what skin color I prefer, for heaven's sake. No offense, but the test I clicked on had no credibility, in my opinion. Show me pictures of African-Americans considered beautiful and white people considered beautiful and ask me which one I prefer. "What skin color do you prefer." Indeed.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Thanks for the link, Recruit. The test I saw re African-Americans started off by asking me which skin color I prefer. I'm sorry, but I don't consider that a question that shows or denies prejudice. I don't even KNOW what skin color I prefer, for heaven's sake. No offense, but the test I clicked on had no credibility, in my opinion. Show me pictures of African-Americans considered beautiful and white people considered beautiful and ask me which one I prefer. "What skin color do you prefer." Indeed.
    Take the whole test, maggie. Those questions aren't even part of the test actually. It's just some background information they are collecting so they can attempt to make some inferences depending on how you score.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I wonder if Obama's supporters have had any impact



    when 95% of one race votes for more taxes and more government, does that increase negative views towards that race?
    Really? You're going to try and lay thousands of years of prejudice on a modern political party? Weak, dude, even for you.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So we can't win, huh? Even if we don't think we're prejudiced, we're prejudiced. *Shakes Head* Other people get to decide the workings of our mind. Really.
    No, they didn't decide the workings of our minds. They measured it. Prejudice is there, even if you're not conscious of it.

    It's how you respond to that internal pressure that matters.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    just another boo ****ing hoo "blame it all on racism" thread. all these limp wristed pansies wring their hands and soil themselves because white people don't like black people. we guess what geniuses....black people don't like white people either. this racism bull**** works both ways but blacks get a free pass because there are fewer of them.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    just another boo ****ing hoo "blame it all on racism" thread. all these limp wristed pansies wring their hands and soil themselves because white people don't like black people. we guess what geniuses....black people don't like white people either. this racism bull**** works both ways but blacks get a free pass because there are fewer of them.
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    I don't know why it's so hard to just accept that racists - no matter what they are or who they don't like - do not constitute the majority of our population.
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