Sunday, January 08, 2006

Are you biased?

Try this test which measures how much racial bias you have. It makes you sort words (like happy, good, evil, bad, etc) and faces of whites and blacks. I was much faster when I had to link positive words with white faces and negative words with black faces than the other way around. Because you have to respond quickly, the test does a good job getting at the subconscious - you really can't 'cheat'. According to this, I have a strong preference for white faces over black faces. It is scary to see how much prejudice we carry around with us that we aren't aware of.

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