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Thread: Are you racially biased?

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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    "Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between European American and African American."

    That is nice to hear but I don't think it is accurate. I think sometimes I do have a subconscious preference toward whites. I realize that is wrong and I keep it in check when I notice it encroaching into my decision making behavior.

    I don't know how accurate that photo flashing test portion is but it was interesting.

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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    I think we're all alittle racially bias to some degree whether we want to admit it or not. The trick is to suppress it and understand that no matter what you may think about a person who may look, think, dress, act differently than you allow them to just "BE". The moment you try to inflict your beliefs, you ideals, your values, your judgement unto a person without truly knowing who they are or what they've been through, that's the moment you start losing your humanity.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    With the on going racial discussions about police, race in communities, how people see racial divides and this last horrific shooting in South Carolina's AME Church, it made me seek out an IAT test on race to see just how biased I was. I will post my information below as well as the result of the test which I found to be interesting.

    This is the honor system, so please vote in the poll first, then go to the link and take the test and post your results.
    It would be helpful to post your own race as well as the result of the test.

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    My result: I am white/caucasian, 47 yrs of age.
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    Took quiz, came out preference for African Americans. But i dont like their method. It relates how fast you put stuff on sides based on how they pair up the catagories. But white good/ black bad goes first while you are figuring out what to do, then black good, white bad when you've gotten the hang of it. Its not hard either way, but you certainly get faster as it progesses pushing a bias one way or the other.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Just as I thought.....

    Your results are reported below:

    Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between European American and African American.

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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    "Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between European American and African American."

    That is nice to hear but I don't think it is accurate. I think sometimes I do have a subconscious preference toward whites. I realize that is wrong and I keep it in check when I notice it encroaching into my decision making behavior.

    I don't know how accurate that photo flashing test portion is but it was interesting.
    I found my results to be inaccurate according to my own conscious views, but I'm wondering if this provides a more subconscious view. I can't say that I've ever hired someone or preferred to hire someone based on skin color though the tests says I do have a preference to blacks more than whites. My conscious mind tries to discount color and base decisions on facts. This particular test is coming from Harvard - now whether or not as matchlight seems to say, the test is some leftist tool - W/E.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

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    It was not interesting test I suppose
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

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    About what I expected.

    I'm not racially biased, I'm culturally and economically biased.

    I'd much prefer a well spoken, educated black man than white trailer trash.

    I'd much prefer a well spoken, educated white man than black ghetto trash.

    I tend to judge people more on what they've done with themselves than on their race or where they started out in life.

    When I had to "imagine" a hypothetical criminal I imagined a black, inner-city drug dealer, but I think that's more because I've been rewatching "The Wire" on HBO Go for the last two weeks than out of any bias toward blacks, in general, as criminals.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's not attempting to look into the heart, it's looking into preference which may be environmental, which may be social, which may be a lot of things. It's actually anything BUT junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    This test seems like junk science. No test like this can look into a person's heart.
    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I don't know how accurate that photo flashing test portion is but it was interesting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    But i dont like their method. It relates how fast you put stuff on sides based on how they pair up the catagories.

    The reason it works ya'll is that our brains think by using simplified mechanisms called heuristics in order to form judgements and make decisions. One of the heuristic we use a lot is called the "representativeness heuristic," which is the technique used to make quick judgments in response to new stimulus/events. At its simplest: The human brain picks out the salient features of a new object/event in order to compare those with our previous experiences to arrive to a quick conclusion. It's how we know an object we've never seen before is a chair. Our brains immediately pick out the distinguishing features of this object -- flat, hard, two 90 degree planes ... -- and "Oh! Bingo!" that looks like a chair! It's what you might also call "pattern recognition."

    ... and our brains do are almost able to do this work instantaneously. You take person and put them in front of a picture slide show with a category in mind, say chairs, and they'll be able to confirm that the picture in front of them is a chair within tenths of a second. It's all working with categories and similarities. Suddenly throw in a picture of an apple, and whoops, the brain has to throw red flags and is forced to recalculate.

    Off this psychologists can perform tests. These tests are replicable and predictable. People can, in a quantifiable manner, better identify apples to apples and chairs to chairs, than they could identify apples to chairs. People can easily identify the color red to red objects, instead of failing at the Stroop effect test; they can identify coffee pictures to coffee scents; and can compare cute things to other cute things. People can also better identify nice words to nice pictures, bad words to bad pictures, nice words to white people, and bad words to black people ... which as you would realize, is the test you've just taken.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I finally got the test to not hang...

    "Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American."
    That's what I got too. I really screwed up on the first questions with the Es and the Is. I got more red x's than not. After the second set I started to get them right all the time.
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    Re: Are you racially biased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Took quiz, came out preference for African Americans. But i dont like their method. It relates how fast you put stuff on sides based on how they pair up the catagories. But white good/ black bad goes first while you are figuring out what to do, then black good, white bad when you've gotten the hang of it. Its not hard either way, but you certainly get faster as it progesses pushing a bias one way or the other.
    Yup, it was actually difficult to do it. I did much better at those last questions, especially with the ratings scales.

    I kept answering that Hurt was Good and Pleasure was Bad and all sorts of ****ups.
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