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Another test from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Shooter Test will see your likelihood of shooting someone who could be pulling out a cellphone or a gun, depending on what race they are. Another interesting test.

Am I racist? Take an online test

A comment by elleissa left on this Hub mentioned an online test created by a team at Harvard that looks at a person's automatic biases towards some groups over others. Most of us have automatic, knee-jerk reactions towards different characteristics in people. They have tests for race, sexual orientation, gender, religious background, and even one for the 2008 US presidential nominees.

How the test works

It's a little strange. You are presented with words and images and must with a quick response on your keyboard classify them into two categories. You're given a word like "lovely" and must say quickly if that's a "good" word or a "bad" word. They do the same for images of candidates, people of various races, lesbian brides, etc. I believe they look at your response times (?) to determine how easy it is for you to make certain associations in your head. For example, is "gay" and "good" an easy association to make in your head, or a difficult one?

My results, from 3 tests

Let me first state my identity and preferences:

  • I am white but truly, honestly feel I am not prejudiced towards whites or blacks
  • I am gay and feel I have a slight preference towards gays (I have nothing against straight people, but unless I know them, I don't know if they're bigoted or not)
  • I am a Democrat who is supporting Obama but have a soft spot for Hillary Clinton, who I feel has been unfairly demonized by the media and the broader American public. I like Richardson but never considered him "presidential", and I have always found Edwards to be disingenuous.

So, in light of all this, my results are...interesting. According to the tests, apparently...

  • I have a strong automatic preference for African-American over European-American
  • I have a strong automatic preference for gay over straight
  • I have the strongest positive preference for Obama, then Hillary, then Richardson, and most negative for Edwards

The race one for me is bizarre. I don't feel like I have any self-loathing issues and strongly believe (and know) that there is good and bad in any natural-born population (and in equal numbers). That said, more by accident of circumstance than anything else, my two best friends are both African-American and I do live in Oakland. Maybe I really do hate whitey! (obviously kidding)

The gay vs straight one is less surprising. I have absolutely nothing against straight people...that I know aren't bigoted. But there is always that nervous uncertainty when you don't know how a straight person feels about gay people. I have been surprised before. I'm fortunate that homophobia almost never rears its head in my life currently, although it's hard to not take the debate about gay marriage personally.

The one I think that was eerily accurate was the US presidential nominee one, although I wouldn't have been surprised if Hillary had appeared on top, even ahead of Obama. My primary vote has been a neverending toss-up in my head between Obama & Clinton. I had never warmed up to Edwards (but mostly because his voting record is diametrically opposed to his campaign platform!), so I'm not surprised to see him at the bottom.

Project Implicit has a number of other tests too. Here are a few others:

  • Are you ageist? (Age IAT)
  • Are you anti-Arab or anti-Muslim? (Arab/Muslim IAT)
  • Are you anti-fat? (Weight IAT)
  • Do you have rigid gender roles? (Gender-career IAT)
  • Are you prejudiced against the disabled? (Disability IAT)
  • Are you anti-Asian? (Asian IAT)
  • Do you have negative associations with religions? (Religion IAT)
  • Do you prefer lighter or darker skin tones? (Skin Tone IAT)

All interesting stuff!


Wickramshingle on March 06, 2014:

Let's see.. other possible tests should be: Do you dislike short people? Do you dislike tall people? Are you a staturephobist? Do you dislike or hate people who are overweight/underweight? Are you a poundaphobist? Why do you hate your next door neighbor? Are you prejudiced against people with short hair or long hair? Do you discriminate against poor people or rich people? Do you discriminate against people with different color eyes or hair or both? Do you look away from people with overly large noses? Do you lust after or dislike women? Do you lust after or dislike men? Do you eat dead animal flesh? Do you eat dead plant flesh? Do you condemn people that do? Would you choose the Army over the Marines for your military service or maybe the Navy or Air force over the others? Are you a Militophobist? Do you believe in the Bible or do you espouse the dogma of the Atheist faith? Are you a Religo or Atheophobist?

In other words the list can go on and on. This racism test is nonsensical! It was created by people who want to keep division within society by making others feel guilty for something that happened many years ago and which they had nothing to do with. They want to keep racism alive! Anything that is done to a black person is always done with a racist intent. This is want they want you to believe!

Human nature is to like or dislike, love or hate one thing over another and it will never change no matter how many tests are taken!

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on March 03, 2014:

I'm a white South African and I do not know how accurate the "racism" test will be for me, but I am going to do it. Sounds very interesting

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B-Dawg on February 09, 2013:

Are there any African American Men that would like to donate a sample of their sperm to the race change movement?

Black skin would be a shield for the white man. Black skin will protect the white man from racial politics. Black skin= Protection for the white man moving forward. Peace.

yonas on June 10, 2012:

this test should only be for you whites.

Gennaro on December 20, 2011:

I had taken the racist test, and my results were neutral. This basically means that, I do not show any racist traits. I do have to admit though, growing up in New York City, The Bronx to be exact, I did have mixed feelings about race when I was in my early teens into my early 30's. One time, when I was 12 years old, my mother sent me to the store to buy some groceries, when I was robbed of food stamps by three Black older kids. I remember those kids asking me for money, and told them, I didn't have any money! Then they grabbed at me, went into my pockets, and took the food stamps! Another time, I was about 14 years old, when I had some clothing on layaway at a store in The South Bronx. I was riding on the bus, and when I got off at my stop, two black teens one 17, and the other 18 years old, grabbed me under my armpits, while I was crossing the street. They carried me over to the other side of he street, and pushed me on top of the hood of a car! One of them went into my pockets, and just then, a car rolled up, and a hispanic man got out with a gun telling them to freeze! He was an undercover NARC. This was a really bad neighborhood! Well, when first seeing the undercover officer, before he said anything, I thought in a flash, THAT'S IT! I'M DEAD! When I got down to the police station, the police officer called my mother, and told her what had happened. She in turn asked, did they hurt my son? He said, no ma'am, your son wasn't is okay. She then asked, if the perps had a police record, and the police officer said none. My mom then told the officer, to let them go, but tell them, that if they ever do this to someone in future, the next time, they may not be so lucky! However, I got my $40.00 back, and the police officer had driven me to the clothing store to pay and pick up my clothing. Then he drove me home, which was about 10 miles from that area. Then again, when I was around 15, coming home from school on a city bus, this 19 year old black bully of a guy, busted me in the mouth, making my lip bleed, trying to take my winter coat, I resisted, and then he ruffed me up some more! Then, the bus came to one of the stop's, and I darted for the back door, then ran away! This guy robbed me a few times afterwards outside my school with two other black teens around my age. It was this same year, when I was robbed by knifepoint outside the school by the two other black teens, without that 19 year old bully, and telling them, okay, you got it bro! I was then getting tired of this BS, and was planning to get these thugs, not by legal justice of the law, but street style justice! I then caught one of the thugs alone in the school hallway, and confronted him, then kicked his ass all over that place! It was worth the three weeks suspension, and that guy afterwards, had become a respectful aquaintance Ironically, the other thug that had the knife prior to this incident, I never saw again! Ihen futhermore again, another time after, when I was 15, a tall stocky black dude about 6 feet approached me in the school cafeteria, and started punching me in my chest saying, come on whiteboy, let's see what you got! I was a stocky 5'5, and telling him to leave me alone, I don't want to fight! He kept on punching away, then I gave him an uppercut, knocking him right on his ass! I told him to get up and fight me, and he just sat there holding his jaw! The gym teacher who was monitoring the cafeteria, grabbed me in a bear hug from behind, then ascorted me to the Deans office, and again, I was suspended for a week! Last, but not least, a couple of months later, while going into my locker in the hallway of the school, I was jumped by five black dudes! I used some leverage from the corner wall, kicking and punching, just barely keeping them from grabing me, and knowing it was just a matter of myself being defeated! That's when two guys, Jose Calderon and Dennis Carrol were running past, then quickly turning back. I remember Jose saying what? They both came to my rescue, and the three of us bloodied up those lockers with all five dudes! After that day, Jose (RICO) and Dennis (DC) became my friends. Further got a rep to never be f--ked with again! Sorry for the lengthy story, but, this is what the streets of The Bronx were like growing up in the 70's and 80's, and sent a negative vibe through my veins in those days! Today, I live in a changed community that was 90% white, and has become 90% black, and treat people accordingly how I am treated. I haven't any hate for anyone who is black, white, red, tan, or yellow that is decent individual. It is groups that I am cautious about, whether they are black, white, red, tan, or yellow?

Amack on November 28, 2011:

wow I didn't like the way the test wanted me to portrait my race vs good and bad and the the test corrected me on the answers I gave it was horrible as if I was giving them the wrong answer.

Emmet Brown on November 07, 2011:

When you favor one race, for example in getting into a college with lower scores than another race, those students will be looked down upon by their peers and by potential employers. Some employers will blackball a college if they get even one bad employee from that college. If that student was a minority, it hurts all minorities. Students should be accepted into a college based on test scores, grade point average, leadership, volenteerism, mentoring, and other criteria, not on race alone. It hurts everyone and creates even more bigotry and racial tension.

What'sinaname? on September 06, 2011:

I took the Ipmplicit Project's presidential preference test. After the test, here's what I wrote to them:

Dear Project Implicit Agent:

Your test purported to show that I have slight (moderate?) preference for George Bush over Barack Obama. That's certainly news to me; to state my personal feeling about it: that's BULLSHIT. At age 65, I have NEVER voted for a Republican president (and haven't missed voting in presidential elections in more than 40 years) -- and that's not because I have been in love with all Democratic presidents, but because, as a black man, I have overwhelmingly felt that Republicans' policies were detrimental to me and to the country at large.

My rating of "W" was not off-the-charts negative because I feel sorry for him and feel that he was (especially during his first term) manipulated by Cheney and others, although he did immense damage to the country. I just think he was "slow" to a certain extent and somewhat of a buffoon who wasn't up to the challenge of the presidency. I did not give President Obama a 10 (I gave him an 8 or 9 -- should have been 9), because I wanted to be somewhat "reasonable". I think he has done a tremendous job in spite of the circumstances. My major disagreements with him are that I thought he should have tackled race head on very early in his presidency (though I have serious ambivalence about that now, given the public reaction, not only to Rev. Wright, but especially since the rebukes he received from the Henry Louis Gates incident with Sgt. Crowley (yes, Crowley acted "stupidly") and the public response to the president's praise of the Eagles giving Michael Vick another chance -- I felt the president was talking about re-integrating ex-felons back into society, and not about Vick, per se. In hindsight, I think the president should have pushed for single-payer healthcare, but at the time, I thought it was reasonable to get something without creating greater tension so early. About the only other thing I disagreed with him on is that I believe that he should have pushed back a little bit more earlier this year -- but I can't really fault him for that, either, because he would have been out there virtually all by himself, with the spineless, (small "d,") democrats shrinking from his defense and MIA. I worked for the Obama campaign, traveling from California to South Carolina to get him elected at significant expense of time and money. Additionally, after he was elected, I wrote a column for 1 1/2 years extolling the virtues of the president and defending him against many, many attacks. Your test conclusion couldn't be more erroneous.

In short, I have absolutely no idea how any valid test could say that I slightly prefer Bush over the president and think maybe you should take this assessment back to the drawing board.

Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 01, 2011:

Great hub.

S T Guy from USA on June 13, 2011:

Just took a test and actually delightedly, surprised myself.

The only error with the test is the effect of hand-eye coordination. In psychology, testers are usually instructed to use the same hand that they write with to offset any reaction-time errors or bias in the results.

Fun test though.

Christian Alexander Tietgen on January 29, 2011:

I have a slight preference for blacks and heterosexuals. Also, a strong preference for traditional gender roles and Germany over the US. The other tests were too hard.

Regina Harrison-Barton from South Carolina on December 26, 2010:

This was a very interesting hub. Always enjoy reading different perspectives on issues that most people are afraid to really write about.

KM on November 14, 2010:

The tests are probably just for fun, since they are completely unable to make a correct assessment of the test taker.

Mark Monroe from Dover De on August 15, 2010:

There is an inherit problem with test that claim to pigeon hole a person in a particular group in that the questions have a built in byssi depending on what the survey hopes to learn. I would not worry too much about the results

Glimte on May 05, 2010:

IAT implies that i am a racist.. wtf? im no racist. This is like blowing up bacon to see if there's life on other planets.

peace, out.

Antecessor from Australia on March 20, 2010:

hmm i took the political identity one and it returned exactly what i told it in the questionare, a liberal, so i couldn't tell if the association test actually did anything. Id like to see them get the same results without the questionare. Also the question that asks you DOB but the dates are not in order which makes you sort through them, how silly is it to assume that people who select their date from the right hand side are on the right of politics and vise versa for the left.

FM on March 15, 2010:

I'm queer and thought it was weird that the test said I had a "strong preference for straight people." Maybe I was overcompensating?

Harvey Stelman from Illinois on February 14, 2010:

I took the whole test and made my final click. It sent me back to your profile page, sure wasted my time.

carpeep on January 02, 2010:

Enjoyed your hub

Take a look at the hub written by kayedsc on a recent racial incident South Carolina. There is also an interesting post on the Speak Without Interruption site by contributor Minnette Coleman

I'm going to try to take the test myself. Thanks

jess on October 27, 2009:

I knew that I had a prefrence for thin people over fat people, the test just confirmed it. Funny thing is I consider myself to be fat.

blur on October 08, 2009:

the test called me racist

dj on October 02, 2009:

I took some tests. I'm from Oakland too. I came out race neutral, with preference for Moslem. I'm not surprised since I was raised Jewish and am a teacher, therefor closely associate with all of my religious minority students.

Tackle This on September 02, 2009:

Interestingly, corporations have either "come so far" or traveled so far away from doing the right thing when it comes to those whom they promote that its scary.

*For instance I work for a corporation that has around 15,000 employees nationwide. It appears after three years of having worked for them that unless you know who's banging whom in Hollywood, you either have to be black, gay or bisexual to be promoted to a somewhat noteworthy level. It's sickening really. I don't naturally hate anyone but half the time rather than taking care of the client I feel like we're filming 'America's next top model.' None of them, not one, is all that good-looking and many are overweight or nerdy and they continue to pick on "good folk" -- people only trying to do their job and mind their own business. Corporate America has become a joke.

Kiki on June 05, 2009:

I thought this was a good test and it showed people true selves, but then I took it. I strongly prefer white people. Really? Cuz as a child of mixed decent living in the south, (My mother was white and my father was Korean.) I dealt with a lot of racist comments, being bisexual didn't help either, lol. I moved out of the country as soon as I could. I try not to be racist, but, the truth of the matter is, I'm not that fond of white people anymore. Or atleast I thought I wasn't... Although, I think my hand eye cordation effected my score a tad.

kephrira from Birmingham on May 03, 2009:

Interesting idea for a test. Genetically being just slightly racist is 'natural' (meaning the state you are born into), just like you are primed to put family first, then friends, and so on along the scale. So its entirely possible to be slightly racist unconsciously, without realizing that you are. On the other hand, if you know what the test is about I'm not convinced that recording times will pick this out, because most people would be more eager to present themselves as not racist by saying that they like the people of other races than they will be to like some random person of the same race.

Tammyj1 from Phoenix, Az. on April 16, 2009:

"Hello and thanx for posting this opportunity/test for folks to reply to, although I did not take the test, I was driven to share something with you, if I could!

"First of all I 'm very new to this, so anyone would be willing to help me out and show me the ropes of how to create/develop interesting hub page, I really appreciate it.....

"But I have been through some disgusting errors and experiences in my life, be it ethnically,culturally, physically, financially, and all, and I say yes its ashame, especially in this day and age, how this monsterous thing we call racism/discrimination even still exists,

now there is a man of multiculture in the white house, "quote on quote", and is what it is, and people need to start opening their minds & hearts and except it for what it really is, (black and white) and all others surrounding and in between........

"But as I was saying experiencing all that I have, God gave me a piece that I think the world needs to pay attention to, and except totally!!! A poem created by your's truly.......

God don't discriminate!

Waiting for my government check;

month by month day by day and still what the heck,

I'm in a situation where I consider myself poor;

but I don't deserve to be treated like trash, I can't take no more,

I have spent all my life in poverty pain and tribulations;

if I could I would snap my fingers and change all nations,

but God has a plan and when He sees fit;

there will be an end to tragedy it will all be over with,

so treat one another with love and respect;

the good you do on earth God never forgets,

people look different (shape, size, and color);

but we're all still the same in one way or the other,

and when God blesses He don't discriminate;

so why do you are you that full of hate?

"To see more of my work, please visit search Tamara Yvonne Jackson.......

Something else I wanted to point out, you know the term hater, I feel like when you bag on someone because of their weight, their attire or just for the simple fact that their attitudes don't suck ("oh he/she thinks their too good) its exactly that, (hatred) which is definitely a form of discrimination, discrimination and hatred goes together as the same!

"Good luck to all, and may God bless you all.........


ps. I have to keep it real, or as they say now 100/ 100%. LoL.......

srhgompf on March 17, 2009:

Great article. This would be a good tool in a classroom to start discussions about inclusion and fairness in opportunities for different cultures. Nice work.

Angela Holt on March 17, 2009:

I think white racist/supremacist groups need to be taught a lesson about slavery and oppression. The U.S. government need to make arrangements with another country, whatever the cost, for all these groups to be rounded up and packed aboard slave ships in the same deplorable conditions as the Africans that were brought to this country and be made slaves, under the same conditions as Africans. I believe that will end racism!

Andromeda10 from Chicago on March 15, 2009:

Great article. Thanks for your honesty. It makes others feel like they can be honest while taking the test and convey that into daily living, hopefully making changes.

It would be great to include the links to the different tests available, but I know HubPages doesn't like "more than two links to a site" so that's bogus.

In our day in age, it seems that most of society has become tolerant of eachother especially where race is concerned. Specifically, I have been duped by too many people in certain race groups that my immediate reaction is to guard myself from them until I can get to know them (even a first impression, 10 seconds). I have to admit that appearance is key. If someone looks like they will rob me doesn't mean they will, but I am going to protect myself, in my mind, first. I feel that too many people have become too overly "P.C." and, especially women who try not to stereotype because it makes them feel guilty, will be caught off guard if something terrible happens and they did not trust their gut.

In my personal experience, it is stereotypical of certain races to act a certain way and do certain things because it is culturally standard or acceptable. That's fine, but not when it hurts other people or is stealing. I am not talking about a particular race, I'm talking about every race having certain "acceptable downfalls" within their own communities.

In conclusion =) I just wanted to urge people to trust their gut instincts on people without being afraid of the "guilt". We don't need to be outward jerks about it, just keep it in the back of their minds. Don't blindly trust people because you "don't want to be racist or intolerant".

Long winded so thanks =)

Andrew on March 05, 2009:

I have to disagree with the race test. I have plenty of good friends who happen to be African American and it says I strongly prefer white people to dark people. One of my best friends is Black and never at any point have I considered him to be any different than me because of his race. The old people test on the other hand.... Bang on, Old people disgust me

livelovecoffee from Georgia on February 04, 2009:

This is a great Hub! Just took one of the tests, and it was very interesting.

Jason Menayan (author) from San Francisco on December 18, 2008:

I think it's odd to take what I write in one hub, and apply what you learned in a class recently to form a diagnosis. I suggest getting a crystal ball.

I do not dislike whites and do not favor minority groups (except my own, gays). I am puzzled about my results of the test. The best theory I can come up with is that the models they used for black people were clearly black, while the white ones had features that could classify them as ethnicities other than white. I most definitely do not have "White Liberal Syndrome", although I know exactly what that is.

lori763 from SWFL on December 18, 2008:


I am glad that I found this hub (see my recent Hub "Are All White People Racists?")

According to what I am learning in class, you fit into the White Liberal Syndrome category.  You have more awareness of White opression than many who are still in the "conformity" stage but you have not fully developed a White identity because you dislike Whites and are leaning toward favoring minority groups.  You could be bordering on "patronizing" (sorry  - not my definitions - I am just the messenger).

J_Eds from Blackpool on November 20, 2008:

A really interesting hub, well done! :)

LondonGirl from London on October 12, 2008:

I took 5 of these tests, and came out neutral in all of them.

In my case, I'm pretty sure that reflects an ability to internalise instructions - if I'm told A and B belong together, and C and D belong together, I just do that.

Sandilyn from Port Orange, FL on September 25, 2008:

Great hub! Those are interesting tests. It seems that they really hit pretty good with you. I only took one test so far. I took the one regarding your preference between those with disabilites and those without.

I choose this one because I am also the Co-Founder of a non-profit Foundation that works with people that are disabled. I myself have a disablity as well. So you can see my want to take this one first. Well it was off. It said that I prefer those without disabilites. I thought that was funny but then again moing those keys fast caused me to make some mistakes.

I still plan to take some othe tests. I did register for the site.

Hayyy on September 22, 2008:

My scores didn't surprise me at all... I took science liberal arts, african or european american, judaism vs other religions, maccain or obama, and straight or gay.

Science Liberal arts: slightly Male Science, femal liberal Arts (not surprising...don't know why but I just think it is true and can't stop thinking that for some reason. there def are exceptions but in general)

Euro-American or African American: slightly Euro American... I wouldn't treat them differently but every race has something in their brains that makes them prefer their own race because used to be to protect from predators

Judaism or other religions: slightly surprises, I am Jewish so I have a bit especially because of all the anti semetic jokes right now (have to admit though, they are pretty funny but I still take a little offense to them)

McCain or Obama: strongly McCain... I hate obama so definitely no surprises and not because obama is black

Gay or Straight: Strongly Straight...I think a lot of this formed because of gay marriage which I think is ridiculous because a marriage is the union of a man and woman not two men or two women

Kika Rose from Minnesota on September 16, 2008:

I took three tests; the Disability test, the Black/White test, and the Gay/Straight test.

The results from the Disability test didn't shock me at all. It said I had no preference between Abled/Disabled people, which I've always known to be true. My mother is a Papaprofessional (person who works with handicapped students), and I have a cousin who is mentally and physically disabled. Thus, I was brought up believing they are just as equal as me and deserve the same respect as everyone else.

The Black/White test was a bit of an "oops" score. It showed I had a slight preference to white people than to black, but I also had two twitches that might've effected my score. I don't believe I have a preference either way, because that was not the way I was brought up, but if it turns out I do have a preference, I'll have to work on that.

The Gay/Straight test really surprised me by showing a moderate (relatively higher than normal) preference to gays. ... Wait, what? Really? I always thought they were equal, too. That was quite an eye-opener. And I'm not even gay. :D

I might have to take some more tests, because those tests are pretty neat and fun to do. ^_^ I thought it was fun, anyway.

lyubansk from Urbana, Illinois on August 14, 2008:

Nice hub...takes some courage to post your results!

I'm not associated with the IAT in any way but have written and taught about it. Here are some comments that, based on previous comments, may not be clear.

1. The test controls for order effects. And you can always take it again if you think the learning curve (which is very real) influenced your results.

2. It's NOT just a matter of in-group preference. It's a matter of being socialized into a racial hierarchy that places Whites at the top. This is evident because racial minority groups generally do not show a pattern of anti-White prejudice. Some are, of course, biased against whites, while others show anti-Black bias or no bias.

megasuite from Illinois on August 03, 2008:

Interesting hub!

monitor from The world. on July 16, 2008:

I have been living in Japan a long time as a foreigner and so feel I am able to relate / empathise with those who feel they have been effected by racism. One interesting observation here in Japan within the "foreign community" is that there is very little of the home grown racism evident. We are all, black, white, yellow, gay, straight, whatever but we are all carrying the same tag "foreigner" and so we just get on with each other and enjoy each others company. I see we judge the single person sitting beside us by what they do to us and nothing else. Kind of weird ? Kind of cool if you ask me.

Your fan.


misterpm from Netherlands on June 25, 2008:

I'm not a racist

kevinlt9 from Gwynn Oak,Maryland on June 17, 2008:

Racism is definitely a subject that needs to be discussed by all,the world would be a much better place without it,but racism has been so intertwined into the fabric of society especially in America, that I don't see it going away any time soon.The more we communicate with each other the more we'll learn that we're all merely different shades of one race, the human race.

516Ads from Long Island on June 04, 2008:

Nice HUB. Racism is one of the subjects I HUB about. I'd like to introduce HUBBERS to an educated opposite to racism Best of Luck. Look forward to seeing more of your HUBS. - Thanks, David

michael shanklovitz on May 29, 2008:

I have taken all tests and am compaitable with all. Best of luck!

Barin Mehta from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA on May 22, 2008:

Well, this kind of tests are available is a surprise for me too and so tried to get it but unable to get some how! I don't know the reason but i can't open it!

I think that this kind of tecnique is used for social studies and at some extent its usefullness ends with limitations! Because of CAREFULL ANSWERING IS POSSIBLE AFTER READING AND THINKING TO SAVE THE SKIN FROM ANY KIND OF LEBELS!

Tina from Wv on April 30, 2008:

No luck with the other test but here is personality test link for you!

skatoolaki from Louisiana on April 09, 2008:

Great hub! I'm off to try the tests myself. I really liked how you shared your own results and offered a comparison with your RL-self; shows there is some validity to the testing.

shangrila on March 28, 2008:

racism - the issue is being demonized more than necessary and more so by the white media. why is the term "racism" being villianised? i am not black - nor white, but i too call a white man whitey and a black man blackey! Racism comes into picture when equal opportunities are not provided. poverty and racism are not same...and poverty for the coloured people will never be eliminated because poor people form a different vote bank. Its not just the case in States. its everywhere, world over. minorities are kept just that, as minorities, to be an easily identiifiable vote bank. the only universal discrimination that should be addressed is against women...but men in all their wiliness will never admit that, and women with their soft hearted gullibility always fall prey (britney spears, elliot spitzer, etc etc) - maybe i shd hv made this a hub!

MOmmagus on March 22, 2008:

it's easy to hate whitey sometimes, just think of all the opression!  they have climed stairs made out of dead men,women, and children to reach the top! Oh, and by "they," i don't mean me cause I'm female AND irish!

Jason Stanley on March 01, 2008:


Thanks for the fun hub. I got part way through the test and the darn thing locked up - twice. But since I did find it so interesting I'll go back later and try it again.

jdeschene from Boston, Massachusetts on February 23, 2008:

This is a great article. The tests sound very interesting. I might check them out.


bazer49 from Bolton, England on February 21, 2008:

not taken the test yet-only just stumbled across it --but I think that we all start from some prejudice or other--this I think brought about by our surroundings and the climate we were brought up in as well as those passed on things from our parents

but its all right

its how we deal with them as adults is what matters

tagtopics on February 16, 2008:

Not really sure a test is needed to tell me what I think! Am I suddenly going to be surprised and find out something new about myself?

There must surely be a link to events - What did this test show about anti-islam feeling prior to 9/11? What about after?

shadow8r from On the mesa of the Mountain in NM on February 16, 2008:

Everyone is prejudice in there own way...discrimination happens every where....doesn't matter what nationality you are.... The way a person remarks or comments towards another person is the form of being either prej. or disc. Just depends on whose seeing it or how we are seeing it....

I don't need know test to tell me this....I just do my best to not be so judgemental...... Njoy ur life...that s why we r livin it.....

Livelonger .... you cool... so's the rest of you ... L8rz

babybrownfox on February 14, 2008:

Very interesting...I would like to take this test....

piebuko from PI on February 04, 2008:

The hub is interesting. I would have wanted to know against whom I am prejudiced. The truth is my race is subjected constantly to discrimination but my race are great at discriminating other people too -- within and outside the country.

Interestingly, we do not seem to think that we are being discriminatory. Jests against disabled like cross-eyed people for instance are fairly common. Snide remarks against a particular race living here seems acceptable. But Teri Hatcher said something about the medical schools here in Desperate Housewives and the whole country is in uproar. Ironic.

Rudra on February 04, 2008:

There are tests for these things as well.

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on February 03, 2008:

I don't believe I have any prejudices, livelonger. But I haven't taken the test yet. Enjoyed the hub, though, and the comments.

Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on February 02, 2008:

Very interesting Hub! I am pretty well even on African & European-Americans which is a little odd as I'm from European background...Taking this test reminded me uncomfortably of the 'angst' that went along with all the school tests....yuk

Great hub regards Zsuzsy

Ralph Deeds from Birmingham, Michigan on February 02, 2008:

Interesting. My results showed a preference for African-American over European-American. Not sure why. Maybe I was unconsciously compensating so that I wouldn't appear to be prejudiced. Also, there was a learning curve in taking the test which meant that the order of the sets may have influenced the results. I was hitting the buttons a lot faster in the second half and toward the end of the exercise.

Stacie Naczelnik from Seattle on February 02, 2008:

Jimmy, my preferences were about the same too. I am quite white, but I am always working for social justice causes...I think my awareness of social issues in my area played a role in how I tested.

Jimmy the jock from Scotland on February 02, 2008:

Thanks for the link Livelonger, i took the race test and apparently i have no preferences of either african or european Americans, both my timings were almost identical acording to the final report......jimmy

Jason Menayan (author) from San Francisco on February 02, 2008:

I think these tests are useful because they point out things to ourselves that we didn't know or expect about ourselves. They're not meant to make anyone feel bad, but just to become more aware.

Singpec476: I think (other) Harvard researchers are working on cancer and disease, too. It's not an either/or sort of thing. :)

Stacie Naczelnik from Seattle on February 02, 2008:

What interesting tests. I felt a bit panicked when taking it, afraid I'd do something "wrong"--but, of course, it isn't that kind of test. I am off to do some of the other tests. Thanks for writing about this.

singpec476 from Not Too Far Away on February 02, 2008:

I am not prejudiced in any way but I believe people have a tendency to prefer their own groups, family and friends etc and this radiates outwards. If your family is all white or all black and so are your friends this does not mean in any way that you are prejudiced even if you prefer the company of your own color or sex or race, it is just the way things are, Harvard should spend more time curing cancer and disease or trying to find clean fuel alternatives than trying to presuade people that they may have a prejudice, but that's just my thoughts.

Jason Menayan (author) from San Francisco on February 02, 2008:

It'd be interesting to see what the tests say in your case, Pat.

The site is back up again.

Pat on February 01, 2008:

This is interesting. I don't think I harbor biases. 1) I grew up in an orphanage with every culture there is

2) I'm a Buddhist who respects all life.

helenathegreat on February 01, 2008:

I hope the site comes back soon.. Your hub made me want to take the test so much!

Jason Menayan (author) from San Francisco on February 01, 2008:

Yeah, I just tried it and the site seems to be down. Probably temporary.

RFox on February 01, 2008:

I was unable to load the test also. Interesting hub though.

Ralph Deeds from Birmingham, Michigan on February 01, 2008:

For some reason I was unable to open the link to the prejudice test.

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