Are You Racist? It said I am!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Cindynjgirl79, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a

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    So my mom was watching Oprah and saw this guy . Who came up with a test to see if you racist. I took the test and i got 27% that i like white people more than african americans. I was kind of shocked because i'm really liberal.



    So I know have to know what other people think of this test.
    take the test here!
     
  2. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Lol you trust a poll to tell you what you are? And how can you be a percentage racist.. you either are or your not.

    edit: I just finished the test and apparently I am 27% racist aswel.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I think it ranges...100% being a KKK member, yell when someone of any othe race walks near you ec, 0% being you never think about race. I'd be suprised if anyone is 0%
     
  4. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    That's so incorrect. Most people have varying degrees of racist tendencies, but that doesn't mean that all people with certain racist tendencies are traditionally recognized as "racist" by society. A good evaluation will identify all of these, some of which are subconscious or taken for societal standards, but I doubt an online test is truly a good measure.

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  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    This is gonna kill me. I know without a doubt that this has been posted on MR before... and I can't for the life of me find that old thread. Argh! Argh!
     
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  7. it5five macrumors 65816

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    me neither.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I didn't understand the third part of the test. Were you supposed to classify people's faces as good or bad? :confused: I stopped taking it a that point. I didn't get it.
     
  9. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i think if you get 100% you printer spits out a KKK membership card when your done with the test.
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I came down smack dab in the middle...little to no preference. Interesting little game, somewhat similar in some respects to software I'm developing in my company. I can't get the main project site to load though, so I'd like to know more about the research behind this and how well validated the test his.

    Good for discussion purposes at a minimum though.
     
  11. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry wrong link fixed it! try again
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    The methodology is, I think, questionable, as one could take it multiple times and get varied results.

    Here's my first:

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  13. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Still nothing except a link that flashes. Weird.

    Loads perfectly in Firefox, though... Safari, grrr.
     
  14. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    There was on test on there some where about Sexuality and it uses "Gay words" really I would love to heave what these "Gay words" are...
     
  15. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    This doesn't mean you are racist. It just shows you are stereotyping which EVERYONE does.

    Link still isn't working for me.
     
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    "Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American."

    That what it says...however I question it. There are 3 black guys in my grade, and I'm really good friends with themall...the black girls not so much. Most of my friends are minorities...not sure why, just happened that way.

    Personal I don't care..none of my friends are going to judge any of us on race, so its almos a none issue for me. Sadly not all people are like that
     
  18. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    are they trying to make us feel better? You, my mother and I all got 27? hummmmmm.......is something going on here?
     
  19. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It loads fine for me in Safari.

    I have nothing like PithHelmet on... perhaps others do.

    As suspected, it is pitifully easy to "game" this. My second, artificial attempt:

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  20. juanster macrumors 68020

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    it says i am a racist mofo...part of the 27%...hmmm guess that whta i am.....NOT
     
  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    They all have 27 at the top. What matters is the title saying "Your data suggest _________ automatic preference for _______ compared to _______."
     
  22. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The "27" is not your score...it's the percentage of test-takers who fall into that group. jsw actually fell into the 4% group on that attempt.

    Edit: Or you could just read jsw's post above mine...take your pick.
     
  23. Cindynjgirl79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    more people with 27%? i don't like this anymore!:(
     
  24. juanster macrumors 68020

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    you are part of the 27% taht has gotten the same as you not that youa re 27 % racist,, 27 of the people thta have take the test prefer white ppl.....i suposedly am one of them...
     

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