Thursday, October 29, 2009

How racist am I at Project Implicit? Plus linkies

Years ago, I did the race test at Project Implicit. I don't remember the result, which is probably significant. So I did it again today. (And was amused to find Project Implicit has its own implicit assumptions. Under politics, you can be "strongly liberal," but you can't be a socialist. Ah, well.)

The result:


Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for African American compared to European American.


To the best of my knowledge, I took the test fairly. But I noticed one thing: when it required me to post bad things and African Americans in the same category, it hurt.

I will have to work on my prejudice against white people.
ETA: I took their religion test, then left this comment at my Live Journal:
Oh my god! I'm prejudiced against Christianity! I'm prejudiced against white people and Christians!

Actually, this delights me too much, but it really wasn't the result I was expecting.

I got Islam on top, Judaism and Hinduism as equals, and Christianity below that. They were all grouped toward the middle, so I'm not extremely prejudiced against Christianity, but still, this is hard for someone who considers himself a Christian Unitarian Universalist metatheist.
ETA 2: To choose a test there, click Go to the Demonstration Tests.

links

A Hierarchy of Monsters

Girl's Refusal to Be Child Bride Inspires Nation

One-Man-Band Street Performer in Croatia (Cigo Man Band):