The Black and White Race

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  1. D_Barbi_Queue

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    Here's the other test like Steve's "sexist" test that I found off the same site.

    http://www.understandingprejudice.org/iat/racframe.htm

    People don't necessarily have to put their scores here (as I'm sure that those that are "racist" won't anyway), but I thought it would be interesting for many to see how they actually fall on the spectrum.
     
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    my results: "Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between African American and European American."

    Here's the test's averages:

    Strong automatic preference for White people 48%
    Moderate automatic preference for White people 13%
    Slight automatic preference for White people 12%
    Little or no automatic preference 12%
    Slight automatic preference for Black people 6%
    Moderate automatic preference for Black people 4%
    Strong automatic preference for Black people 6%
     
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    Um, it said the results could not be determined.

    Doubleyouteeeff?
     
  4. GoneA

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    no preference.
     
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    Hmm, I like the point it was making, but the actual test was more a test of conditioned response on the test than a good measure of the criteria it was attempting to measure. Lumping things together differently them telling you to go fast makes it pretty unlikely that you'll be able to change associations instantly. You could do that with ANY variables and the results would be similar, we did stuff like that in psych.

    I rated a moderate racist, which is in no way accurate. I missed two questions in the third category because I had not adjusted to the left/right change. That hardly sums up my personal views, but an interesting exercise in dexterity nonetheless.
     
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    I messed up a couple of questions when the categories switched around, too. I hardly think that coordination makes a person a racist. It said that I had a moderate preference toward white people....puh-leeze.
     
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    I agree... and I scored close to TAG
     
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    You're missing the point.


    Question: How does the IAT measure implicit attitudes?

    Answer: The IAT asks you to pair two concepts (e.g., young and good, or elderly and good). The more closely associated the two concepts are, the easier it is to respond to them as a single unit. So, if young and good are strongly associated, it should be easier to respond faster when you are asked to give the same response (i.e. the 'E' or 'I' key) to these two. If elderly and good are not so strongly associated, it should be harder to respond fast when they are paired. This gives a measure of how strongly associated the two types of concepts are. The more associated, the more rapidly you should be able to respond.





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    Well, duh. The test measures implicit associations regarding race.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Hi,

    For some reason it wouldnt give me my score&#33; I feel robbed&#33; LOL&#33; I guess I will have to take it again.

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    Dilznick, YOU missed the point. Both Prepstud and I missed questions in the same category, it had nothing to do with the data at all, it could have been four colours, emotions, car types- literally anything. I would have made mistakes in the same place regardless of the data.

    Personally, I dislike speed tests because I am the type who likes to read carefully and consider the question, which you can&#39;t do in a test like that. I have scored as much as 50 points lower on iq tests that were speed tests (bringing me below average) than on more traditional non-time related tests. Obviously, my intelligence doesn&#39;t change from one day to the next that dramatically, it is just that different people react better to different tools. Some people excel at speed tests- I am not one of them.
     
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    Ditto.
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    Ditto for me.
     
  13. Dr. Dilznick

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    Of course you did. You didn&#39;t miss a single question in the European American or Good / African American or Bad category, though.


    How would you know?

    You could always register as a black and respond to the same questions with the categories in reverse order (you start of with African American or Good instead of European American or Good).

    If what you&#39;re saying is true, you would end up having a moderate preference toward blacks according to the test results. Doubt it, though.
     
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    OK,

    Now, I know something is wrong with this test&#33; I missed two questions because I was not paying absolute attention at those moments. I think the ham handed point they are attempting to make is that we must pay attention to who we are dealing with and the situation at hand at all times and not fall back on prior assessments. I bet if I had gone any faster I might have been pegged as seriously racist. I wonder how someone with ADHD would do on this test....




    Result % of Test Takers
    Strong automatic preference for White people 48%
    Moderate automatic preference for White people 13%
    Slight automatic preference for White people 12%
    Little or no automatic preference 12%
    Slight automatic preference for Black people 6%
    Moderate automatic preference for Black people 4%
    Strong automatic preference for Black people 6%
     
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    These are the test&#39;s averages. How about your result?
     
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    Here is an artricle from the Washington Post called "See No Bias" that was given to me by one of the Professors in my Doc Program. I don&#39;t know if the link will work for non-univeristy types, but here goes:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/artic...-2005Jan21.html


     
  17. Dr. Dilznick

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    Try to avoid errors. It&#39;s not about speed; it&#39;s about the speed difference between the different pairings.
     
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    These are the test&#39;s averages. How about your results?
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    Duh &#33;

    OMG I must have missed my score&#33; LOL&#33;

    Naughty
     
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    OK,

    It says I have a slight automatic preference towards whites versus blacks. I wonder what it would have said if I hadnt had my attention diverted twice? LOL&#33;
    I&#39;m sorry I am not feeling it&#33; Also , when we filled out the questions at the beginning I really truthfully thought about the things I feel one way or another whether it is my group or not. I felt that the initial questions were biased towards negativity towards blacks/.Also, to paparphrase President Clinton "It depend upon what you mean by the word prejudice". LOL&#33; IT can go both ways.


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  20. Dr. Dilznick

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    There are four basic categories:

    1. little to no automatic preference
    2. slight preference
    3. moderate preference
    4. strong preference

    Do you remember which one?
     
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