So I was reading an excellent article over at Mother Jones: “The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men” and it mentioned the often disturbing results people get when they take the Harvard Iplicit Association Test.
I highly recommend spending the 10 minutes or so it takes to take the test.
While reading the article, and reading about the test it made me think of a blog post I did a while back: “I am a racist, a hopmphobe, a sexist” .
I must say, I was a little surprised after taking the tests, that they showed virtually no implicit “isms” for me. But it does fit with some of what I have said before- that many of the “isms” I feel I have lurking in my brain are not truley based on race/gender/sexual preference etc…but more about the sameness or difference in culture, values, and other such factors.