Whether people like to admit it or not, there’s a little racial bias in all of us, and a recent BuzzFeed video proved just that.
In the video 6 participants had to answer a series of questions, at a fast pace. The test was aimed to see what their exact racial preferences were and the results were interesting.
Three people demonstrated a slight to strong “automatic preference[s] for European American compared to African-American” and three had a slight to moderate “automatic preference[s] for African-American compared to European American.” Of course a few people were shocked by their results, but other realized that their upbringing had a lot to do with it.
For the record, just because you have racial bias, doesn’t make you Donald Trump. So think get all upset about it.
“Even if you do have a strong [automatic] preference for one or the other, it makes no difference if you go through your life open-hearted and open-minded, and just sensitive to other people,” one test-taker stated.
But don’t let those biases turn you into, umm…Donald Trump.
Race is everywhere. It’s not going away. And neither are certain people’s biases, but once those biases manifest themselves into something worse, than that’s when you have a problem.
You can take the test at Project Implicit.
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