I came across the following test that tried to tell me that I am secretly biased towards all kinds of things. The tests cover groups such as thin vs fat, gay vs straight, etc. The makers of the test claim that the tests show a clear bias against black people. Are the testtakers biased though… or the makers???
You’d think Harvard would produce more scientific work… Upon completing my first test, I had a very strong suspicion that I’d been conditioned to associate good with one group, and bad with the other, during the first half of the test. When they are then switched in the second half of the test, this bias endures obviously. This is only natural.
My suspicions were confirmed when EVERY test showed that I have a “natural” bias for one group over the other, this group ALWAYS being the group first associated with good.
For example: When a test associated “fat” with “good” repeatedly in the first half, and “thin” with “bad” (switched in the second half), the outcome was that I prefer fat people. However, this is completely untrue, as I can honestly say that I have a strong preference for thin people. I think obesity is disgusting and unhealthy (especially in the photos they showed), and even though I am fat, I would much rather be thin! Clearly I do not have a preference for fat people.
Oh yeah, and I apparently have a great preference for black people, Jews, and John McCain. While my most staunchly Republican friend apparently loves Barack Obama, according to Harvard.
Ditto every other test!