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Thread: Are you racially biased?

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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The test wants me to register, so I'm not going to taker it.
    It didn't require me to register.

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    As for my bias on the issue of race: I don't believe that I have any bias, I've never given in to one. I do however avoid the radical and or "hood" black. I cannot stand White Trash (they embarrass me), and as for others, like the two, it's a matter of behavior to me.
    What I'm finding by posting this poll and the test is everyone is afraid of the result. Perhaps fear is why we cannot get over the issue of race in this country.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Oh jeez...yet ANOTHER thread about 'race'.



    The American obsession continues.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    The tests all seem to be problematic, they seem to freeze somewhere in the middle of testing, and not a one of them I was able to complete.

    To the OP point, we can test all day and end up with basically neutral conclusions based on how we answered the questions but I would offer that it is a practical impossibility to be completely unbiased in all of its forms. We can get pretty damn close through some combination of education, self discipline, social and logical understanding, empathy, general willingness, etc. but I suspect there will always be work to do just to get us to various levels of achieved social cohesion.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It didn't require me to register.



    What I'm finding by posting this poll and the test is everyone is afraid of the result. Perhaps fear is why we cannot get over the issue of race in this country.
    Yeah, I think you're right.

    I'll go back and try again, but the page wanted me to put in my email address in order to take he test...
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Oh jeez...yet ANOTHER thread about 'race'.



    The American obsession continues.
    Actually it's a poll and test about bias and learning about one's self and proclivity. Feel free to bow out like everyone else has so far...

    Let's see... so far we have:

    - I couldn't answer the last question
    - I've taken this before so don't have to take it again
    - I'll just vote in the poll
    - The test required me to register (it doesn't by the way)
    - Oh geeze another obsessive American thread about race
    - The test is more about motor skills and not about bias


    The excuse factory is on overload today!
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Your Result
    Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    This test seems like junk science. No test like this can look into a person's heart. Someone might easily feel superficial prejudice against a certain race, which a test might detect, and yet not treat people of that race at all badly. It's actions hat count--I don't see why a person's thoughts or attitudes about race matter much. It's not as if anyone in this country could express his views by voting for racially discriminatory government measures. And when it comes to personal dealings, rather than laws, anyone has a perfect right to discriminate by race all he wants.
    Last edited by matchlight; 06-19-15 at 01:02 PM.

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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    I finally got the test to not hang...

    "Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American."
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The point of this exercise is to vote first, then take the test to see how you REALLY are. I understand if you don't want to take the test and publicize your bias.
    This discussion is much appreciated and welcome. It means even more to me that a self-professed Right-leaning libertarian would be willing to "go there."

    I will take the test when I get home from work later today and post my results.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Well, if the French were a race I would have. But really why is this only about white/black?

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