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Old 06-10-2019, 09:28 AM
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Default Harvard says I'm biased against blacks because I took too long to click a button

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/Study?tid=-1

For some background: I was previously a scientist researching cancer and now I am a business owner. I work with individuals and clients to help young scientists achieve their potential and scientific organizations achieve theirs. My clientele on both sides are extremely diverse from all demographics - race, gender, politics, age, affluence, etc.

A colleague of mine wrote a piece on implicit bias and out of courtesy I decided to take the test.

The results? I am "moderately" biased in favor of whites against blacks. The levels are "none", "slight", "moderate", and I believe extreme was the last one. It placed me closer to extreme than it did none.

The reasoning? The amount of time between correctly clicking that a face was black and correctly clicking that a word was positive was longer than the same for white faces to a word that was positive. Additionally, the amount of time between black and bad was lower than the same for white and bad.

The problem? I was clicking as fast as my computer would load and my eyes could see. I identified all faces and words correctly and there was less than one second between clicking.

The bigger problem? I retook the test and intentionally showed a clear bias against whites by quickly identifying white faces with negative words and black faces with positive words. I also answered that I'm more comfortable with blacks than with whites and that whites should help blacks. I identified myself with all of the same demographics but with two changes - black and moderately liberal instead of white and neutral.

The second test said there was no bias at all. Not even slightly.



So, if you're white, then it doesn't matter. It isn't actually about how fast or slow you click the buttons. You automatically have a bias against blacks. If you're a black liberal, you can believe that whites are "evil", "abusive", "tragic" and that you'd rather not be near them, while blacks are every positive word provided, but that's okay because you won't be biased at all.


Discussion: Why is there a moderate bias as a "white neutral male" when one does not discriminate against black faces, but a "black liberal male" has no bias for discriminating against white faces?

What does Harvard say your "bias" is?

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Old 06-10-2019, 09:35 AM
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Of course you are racist, you don’t celebrate gay pride month. Liberal logic 101.
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Were the buttons black/white or white/black?
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If you are a white male, over the age of 40, and part of "the 50%", you are racist by definition.

The 50% is the 50% who work and pay taxes.
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They can kiss my lily white ***....
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Just took:


Your result:

Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for Light Skinned People over Dark Skinned People.
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Uh oh..the game is up. This is the message I received when I clicked the link.

Your study has timed out. This could occur if you spend more than 15 minutes on one page of the study, such as the IAT. Please complete the study without interruption or the results will not be valid.

It could also be the result of your IP address changing.

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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
Uh oh..the jigaboo is up. This is the message I received when I clicked the link.

Your study has timed out. This could occur if you spend more than 15 minutes on one page of the study, such as the IAT. Please complete the study without interruption or the results will not be valid.

It could also be the result of your IP address changing.
Click the Tests tab, it will give you a list of 15 or so to choose from, it's at the bottom.
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It says I'm moderately biased in favor of blacks.

Of course I said I was a liberal, black-Hispanic transwoman, so there's that.
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Why would anyone with half a working brain give a LRA about what any social "science" test from Harvard implies? Harvard, especially in social science and legal areas, has become a left wing wacko cesspool. They always in recent memory leaned left but now have abandoned any pretense of objectivity.

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Here is your result:

There were too many fast trials to determine a result.


thought we were to go fast?
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Of course you are racist, you donít celebrate gay pride month. Liberal logic 101.
And he probably didn't vote for Hildabeast. That's it.....get a rope.
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Brunello will be along to explain it
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Brunello will be along to explain it
OR RIM, any bets on hoo's first???
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While it generally isn't considered "nice" to discuss this fact, it is well established that stereotypes do exist for a reason.
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And he probably didn't vote for Hildabeast. That's it.....get a rope.
I did not vote for the criminal. I mean the liar. I mean Hillary. I'm toast!
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I was trying to find a more distinctly White middle finger, but I guess Simpsons "White" will have to do:


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Originally Posted by MagRedConv View Post
Just took:


Your result:

Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for Light Skinned People over Dark Skinned People.
The result above reminded me of that Saturday Night Live skit with Garret Morris and Julian Bond.
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I did not vote for the criminal. I mean the liar. I mean Hillary. I'm toast!
You're toast. Might as well put some jelly in your pockets and call it a day. Good luck, Mr. Seth Rich...err... well, I know nothing about that.
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It should come as no surprise a "test" created for the sole purpose of proving implicit bias ends up "proving" implicit bias exists. I could create a test that "proves" exactly the opposite in an hour.

Liberals are the most dishonest people on the planet. It's sad, really.
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