Racial Implicit Bias

Implicit bias or implicit association are thoughts and feelings outside of one’s conscious awareness and control. The goal of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) is to make people aware of their hidden biases.

For this assignment, do the following: 1. Go to the following site to take the Implicit Association Test: https://implicitharvard.edutimplicit/takeatest.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Read the “Preliminary Information” and then click, “I wish to proceed.’ You will be asked to answer a few demographic questions. Take the following test: Race (‘Black – White’ IAT). This IAT requires the ability to distinguish faces of European and African origin. It indicates that most Americans have an automatic preference for white over black. When you are done, you will see a -Debriefing” page where your results are displayed. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page to submit your answers and receive more information. The following page will show your results in addition to a breakdown of other respondents’ results Submit a screen shot of your results. 2. Watch the Anti-bias training video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Starbucks created after an incident where two Black males were arrested for “not making a purchase and refusing to leave” a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

If you are not familiar with the story, you can read more about it here. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

You can hear the 911 call from the Starbucks employee here. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  1. Write a 1-2 page paper where you address your test results. In general, what do your results show? What do you think of your results? How do your results make you feel and why?

What do you think about the Starbucks Anti-bias training video? Do you think the Starbucks Anti-bias training video will help people understand bias or does it help you address/analyze your results? Explain.




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