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Bias Tester

Post by BasedBuzzed on Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:50 pm

Implicit Bias Tester: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

Lots of neat little tests in this one, though I always take them with a grain of salt. I took the bias test against black folks and Arab folks, and I scored moderate on the former(which seems to be par for the course) and little to none on the latter. This weirds me out, because I have actual negative experiences with harassment by the latter group(three incidents, all of them the bogstandard group of youths looking for a fight). Holland has a much larger population of them than they have of black minorities, so I wonder where that lack of implicit bias stems from(sheer proximity wearing it down?).

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Post by Werel on Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:00 pm

Huh, I took the Native American one and got the expected results (Your data suggest a strong association of White Am. with Foreign and Native Am. with American compared to Native Am. with Foreign and White Am. with American.)-- I had a really hard time sorting accurately when White and American were to be sorted into the same category. Kept getting tripped up when they expected me to put Devil's Tower or Old Faithful into the "white" category; the task to sort White/Foreign and Native Am./American was way easier and faster. Seems only 5% of people have strong White/Foreign correlation, which seems... bizarre, but unsurprising. Neutral
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Post by nearly_takuan on Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:14 pm

I took the skin tone one. Slight preference for lighter skin. A little disappointing, but not surprising—I've had very, very few interactions with people of darker skin than what the test used as a threshold. (They've been mostly positive interactions, but there probably weren't enough of them to supercede unconscious stereotyping.)

ETA: I had to stop in the middle of the "Asian" one because I felt like my abstract unfamiliarity with certain landmarks (Times Square being no less "foreign" to my mind than the Eiffel Tower) was skewing things too much.
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Post by reboot on Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:21 pm

I could only take the touch device tests and apparently I like African American children better that European American children and associate Euro Americans with weapons more than African Americans.
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Post by Werel on Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:37 pm

reboot wrote: I could only take the touch device tests and apparently I like African American children better that European American children and associate Euro Americans with weapons more than African Americans.

Quite correct. Razz

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