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I took the Race Implicit Association Test not knowing what it was about I entered my age gender race place of origin where I am a residentpostal code and education and religion and politics When the studystarted I was surprised how fast I needed to be with my fingers and howI really was quicker to hit the white face was good I did not mean todo that and I surely dont believe that I honestly feel that way Ibelieve that it could be the media andor my upbringing It could alsobe that I preference whatever is my own race I understand the point ofthis test was to exhibit how our conscious mind deals withnon-consciously modified behaviors and how we dont even know how ourmind is in control of our own feelings and knows more than we would evenwant it to know I am surprised that my results indicated that Ipreferred whites to African-Americans I wonder if I could have beenunintentionally influenced as I grew up among all white non Hispanicsand attended an all white school and church I feel that I would know ifI was being influenced or becoming bias but apparently I was mistakenWhen African-Americans surround me I feel as normal and as comfortableas if I was surrounded by whites however my mind might besubconsciously feeling different I wonder if this is because I reallydont want to feel this way and know it is wrong to feel as such I tryvery hard in life to be open unbiased and friendly to all I raise mydaughter as if everyone is equal and I do not even bring up the subjectof race thinking no mention of it is the best approach so she isnt evenaware and a difference in skin shouldnt even be a topic that needed tobe talked about and just known and accepted just like everyone hasdifferent hair in life Parents dont sit down give lessons
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