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    Default How racist are you?

    Maybe everyone needs to test themselves. If people know of other seemingly respectable tests please post links.



    Racism test: Harvard IAT test reveals our unconscious bias

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/...6bb991de071ef5





    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implici...takeatest.html





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    One problem I see is the; Is the cup half empty of half full problem, where my answer is full due to air. So when asked that question, how does one answer?

    “What does it mean that my IAT score is labeled 'slight', 'moderate', or 'strong'?
    If you respond faster when Flowers + Good / Insects + Bad are paired together compared to when Insects + Good / Flowers + Bad are paired together, we would say that you have an implicit preference for flowers relative to insects. The labels slight, moderate and strong reflect the strength of the implicit preference – how much faster you respond to Flowers + Good / Insects + Bad versus Insects + Good / Flowers + Bad.”
    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/faqs.html
    Last edited by KC; 12-01-2018 at 09:16 AM.

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    what a shi!thole of a test.

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    Well, that was quick. I think that shows slight implicit bias towards humour.

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    First link isn't working and second one requires one to login to take whatever test it is. Sure not doing that.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    First link isn't working and second one requires one to login to take whatever test it is. Sure not doing that.
    Fixed the link to the story.

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    ^Thanks

    So I'm very confused by the information I have read. On one hand they are stating the test is developed and used to detect "unconscious racism" however in the faq of the test the clarification is that the scores do not indicate or mean racism, but that they just reveal a respondents preference levels and clearly state that having preferences is not racism.

    So which is it?

    Frankly I'm amazed at the range of what they are stating and the likelihood of confusion emanating from use of this test. A lot of the comments in the literature seem assumptive as well. I really would question the validity in anycase. I would share with those that have expressed concern about the test.

    I would not take this test in anycase.

    Is this all a Beaverton link and I missed it...?
    Last edited by Replacement; 12-01-2018 at 09:46 AM.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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    Not entirely related to this topic but certainly a tributary:

    Apparently Make It Awkward founder Jesse Lipscombe is in some hot water over the $445 ticket price for his "inclusivity" conference. http://www.metronews.ca/views/opinion/2018/01/11/for-profit-activism-now-that-s-awkward.html

    His apology: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...1&id=798345060

    If I may pile on for a moment, his wife Julia Lipscombe has been taking up a lot of oxygen in the weekend Ed Journal for at least a year now. Apparently she is some kind of mommy blogger and many times she makes direct reference to products (cars, toys, clothes, shops) in her Journal column. This leads me to wonder if there is money being made in her digital writing by including these references in the newspaper.

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    This is a fairly old test. It has been criticized heavily for years by psychologists for its unreliability. There is no quality control, nor any way to validate the results.

    It's kind of a fun thing to do, but the results are very dubious (which is explained at length here):

    https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/psych...o-the-job.html
    Last edited by MrOilers; 12-01-2018 at 11:45 AM.

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