2008-08-04

Are you racist? Take the test......



I just took the Race Implicit Association Test, even though I am called a racist time and time again from blacks and whites, my results were as follows:

You have completed the African American - European American IAT.

Your Result
Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between African American and European American.
Thank you for your participation. Just below is a breakdown of the scores generated by others. Most respondents find it easier to associate African American with Bad and European American with Good compared to the reverse.


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Here are the results broken down:



I plan to take some other IAT tests as well. It is an interesting concept, but I don't know how accurate it is, it could be a manner of thinking right brained vs. left brained, or hand/eye coordination. Can racism be accurately measured?