Moxie readers, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Harvard Implicit Association Test. I am working with a group to plan a diversity assembly at school, and we are thinking of having 6th graders use their netbooks to take a few of these Demo Tests and then discuss the results. The test has several different sections and asks you to link race/gender/skin/tone/a president to words that are “good.” Next the test switches and asks you to reverse your sorting. It’s tougher than it sounds!
My question: Do you think tests like this one actually reveal something about our conscious or subconscious?
I bet you’re wondering about this black nationalist’s score. Moxie along with 6% of test takers slightly prefer blacks to whites. Nothing surprising about this result.