Saturday, July 25, 2020

My result on an implicit-association test

Following a link from Bajour, I took the race test at Project Implicit, and the result of the test differs from my sense of myself: while I see myself as not preferring Whites to Blacks, the test says I have a moderate preference for Whites over Blacks. This doesn't surprise me: as a White American, I grew up immersed in racism (even though my parents were Civil Rights activists). In Ibram X. Kendi's terms, the point is not to say "I'm not a racist" but to recognize and combat racist ideas in myself and others. Kendi's book is "How To Be an Anti-Racist"; for me, it's how to become an anti-racist. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 25 July)

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