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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:15 PM
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Are you a Racist? Take the on-line Harvard Test
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:17 PM
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1. Are you an American?
Same answer.
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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:22 PM
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5. Because Americans have that market cornered?
What if you're French? German? Japanese?
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:25 PM
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8. Not enough time on your test.
But great rhetorical reply because in a statistical medium sample
you nailed it.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:42 PM
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33. Oh, please!
And all mimsy were the borogoves and the mome raths outgrabe
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:40 PM
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30. Well, your answer just flunked the test for you
Anyone who thinks all Americans are racist is showing the exact same distorted thinking that racists use.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:17 PM
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2. I took that one ages ago and showed no racial bias either way
Funny, I spent part of my youth in the south, figured I'd gotten infected with the racism that was pervasive there.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:18 PM
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3. Warpy' Theorem: Racism Is Not Like Cooties.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:21 PM
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4. Did you ever live in the south?
I felt like everything and everyone there was giving me cooties. They were sure trying hard enough.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:25 PM
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7. Only Vicksburg.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:22 PM
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6. My results
"Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for African American compared to European American."
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:30 PM
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13. I thought it was a interesting on-line test which
revealed test results in a very interesting way
for the participate.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:32 PM
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17. I was surprised at the results
Edited on Thu Jun-07-07 10:33 PM by Patsy Stone
considering I'm a "European American". Thanks for the link.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:13 PM
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51. So am I, with similar test results to yours. . .
and no appreciable reason to expect I'd score with such a preference. Asked to self-classify myself in this manner, I'd have figured I'd score with an "even" rating. As I type about 120 wpm, I wonder if that has bearing on the result -- not a racial preference but a measure of typing speed and stimuli response.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:28 PM
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53. Well
I do love funk music and Sly and the Family Stone. :)

I think the smooth responses are a part of it. I did it again, after a glass of wine, and the results changed. I got into a rhythm the first time, but kept getting x's the second time.

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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:28 PM
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9. Hmmm.
"Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between European American and African American."

I'm not suprised...I wonder if it has to do with the fact that I'm hispanic? Or maybe I'm not racist :shrug:
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:31 PM
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16. Funny. You don't look Hispanic.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:33 PM
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18. ?
Edited on Thu Jun-07-07 10:35 PM by Evoman
Well, I am. Born in Argentina, my parents are Chilean and Argentine. My dad is a short, dark man. My mom is part german. I got the german genes.


edit: because I study evolution and I apparently still can't spell genes right.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:34 PM
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19. My jeans ... no. Too easy.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:35 PM
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22. Dammit...you caught me before the edit.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:38 PM
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28. LOL!
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:58 PM
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41. You are a white Hispanic, just like I'm a black one. Hispanic/Latino is not a race.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 01:44 AM
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55. Down here in Miami
There are plenty of Argentines that you would swear do not speak a word of Spanish just by looking at them because they have such blonde hair and blue eyes. But the truth is, they don't speak a word of English.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:38 PM
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29. And btw....you do know that not all hispanic people are necessarily short and dark, right?
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:49 PM
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37. ummm... you do realize I have no idea what you look like.
Though I do admire your German jeans...
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:56 PM
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39. lol that was cute.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:28 PM
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10. Mine was "Slight" preference for European
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:28 PM
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11. I've taken it twice, and apparently I have strong preference for European people.
Which is not exactly consistent with my life, but it was only a test.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:34 PM
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21. No surprise there Buzz Clik
Now go back and look at the questions
and what they really mean.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:53 PM
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38. Eh? No surprise? Well, I guess.
Considering that 54% of those taking the test have at least some preference for white guys, I guess the odds were there.

As for the questions... well, there were no questions per se. I did find it amusing that the speed with which I press the E and I keys could somehow reflect my deepest feelings about race.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:59 PM
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42. Yep, good observation for yourself
and the speed of your mind
in which you found that out about
yourself.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:29 PM
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12. "Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for European American..."
I'm white. No surprises there. However, bias doesn't make me a racist, just a product of a racist system. The racism I exhibit is unconscious, and I change that behavior when I realize it.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:30 PM
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14. No. Don't need to take a test, either.
Even a dumb, idiot racist knows he is a racist.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:31 PM
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15. Nuh uh..............
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:36 PM
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24. good'ne!
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slowry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:34 PM
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20. I'm very slightly racist, go figure.
Edited on Thu Jun-07-07 10:37 PM by slowry
"Very slight preference for European Americans".

This seems really silly, from a scientific point of view :P. Basically, you get rocking on GoodOrEuropeanAmerican going left, BadOrAfricanAmerican going right, then they switch it, so maybe twice you fudge it (if you take it seriously and try to go extremely fast, as I did).

It seems like a damn setup doesn't it? It's extremely easy to correlate good with left, bad with right, but race-wise it takes a moment to remember which they assigned, so that once they switch it, it really mucks you up.

I'd like to see if the results would be different, if they correlated European Americans with bad first, or switched races for shapes. Maybe then I would be "very slightly" bigoted against octagons... hehe.

edit: maybe the idea is just that? Getting strong preference for either might mean you have a real problem and don't know it, or do know it, but are trying to compensate, lol. That seems more plausible...
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:37 PM
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26. I thought it was an interesting test with
many analytical points that should be examined

THE TEST NEVER SAID ARE YOU A RACIST.


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slowry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:44 PM
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34. THEN WHY DID I JUST BOOK 26 WEEKS OF THERAPY
:P.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 01:46 AM
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56. With a white therapist
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:35 PM
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23. Mine showed little or no automatic preference
for either European Americans or African Americans. But I had to slow down at times to remember or think about which side the categories were on. So I'd really question whether (at least in my case) its a test of your preferences or your ability to think rapidly.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:36 PM
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25. Someone should call Malloy and mention this test
It's pretty consistent with his theory on racism.

Although I think there's a big difference between self-ID ethnic preference and flat out, shameless racist behavior.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:41 PM
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32. Go ahead
meanwhile the test thread will die without some recommendations
even though it came from Harvard

I think the dialogue that comes out of this
is more important than the personal findings
which come out of the test.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:44 PM
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35. I'm not a talk show caller type at all..
I'll email it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:38 PM
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27. My score showed that I'm still dyslexic. lol
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:40 PM
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31. I press space bar and I get nothing new
Edited on Thu Jun-07-07 10:54 PM by mitchtv
I don't like computers
edit Well, I gotthe pictures part, but part 2 won't happen
I give up now some symbols like I_ALL-
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:47 PM
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36. The test never said.....Are you a Racist?
I just gave you how tests can be marginalized by the title.

Now to take that Marijuana test tomorrow
LOL

:evilgrin:
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:05 PM
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46. So, do I have to repeat this again?
Edited on Thu Jun-07-07 11:07 PM by IChing
The test never said.....Are you a Racist?

And can I get another recommendation on this?
Just so people can see it?

Now where is Paris Hilton when I need her?
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:57 PM
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40. My scores... it's kinda sad, because I knew it was going to happen...
"Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for European American compared to African American."

I'm Puerto Rican of African descent... and it's tough for me to accept this is... accurate, in a way...
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:00 PM
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43. It has nothing to do with Race but it does.
It is more of a third world vs the corporate world mentality.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:01 PM
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44. I admit I'm a recovering self-hating black Puerto Rican
It's a lot and painful story... I'm still trying...
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:03 PM
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45. No, not anymore than I can help being having grown up in this society
I've taken those tests before.

I was surprised that I only had a slight preference for non-profits over corporations. I was expecting to blow that one out of the water.

I never scored more than a slight preference on any of the ones I took.

But then I have spent almost my whole life on the lookout for prejudice, within myself as well as others and general society. I like to think that I've got it mostly under control, although I do still struggle with hating the haters.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:05 PM
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47. I think it has way more to do with how rapid you can respond.
I took it twice. First the thing told me I have moderate preference for Europeans. Second time I had no preference, just cause I got better at it.
Mostly I was concentrating on what goes where, so what does that have to do with preference?
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:08 PM
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48. In my case I was accurate... I do have the bias...
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:11 PM
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49. Taking the same test again will give diminishing returns
once the tester realizes the essence of the test.

Either in a positive or negative result.

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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:14 PM
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52. Correct
See my post #50
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 11:13 PM
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50. I suspect that's part of the point
Edited on Thu Jun-07-07 11:14 PM by alcibiades_mystery
You skew the results by taking it a second time. The underlying theory is that the mind is performing something unconsciously. The more you concentrate on it, the less effective it is at tapping those implicit reactions. The first run through is therefore more accurate, since you are unable to plan effectively and must default to habit. That said, the test likely says more in the aggregate than it says about the individual.

All good sociological/psychological studies of racism have had to deal with the methodological problem: few people admit to racism. One of the first empirical studies designed to overcome this problem was devised, strangely enough, by Theodor Adorno (hardly a guy known for his support of empirical methods in sociology!) in the 1940's. Called the F-Scale, Adorno's testing led to the fabulous study "The Authoritarian Personality." Really interesting stuff. This test is in that tradition.

http://psychology.hypnoticworld.com/influence_personali...
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 01:40 AM
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54. Alright boys - I don't care what shade you are, but you better use the right alias
"Your results on the Implicit Association Tests (IAT) are reported below:
Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for Caleb compared to Simon."


Never dated a Simon or a Caleb. I think this purported preference needs more study. :evilgrin:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 01:48 AM
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57. These are interesting tests, kick for learning about ourselves.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 01:51 AM
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58. I try in my ways
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