What are your thoughts on subconscious racism?
what exactly is subconscious racism?
Subconscious racism does a lot more than split us apart. It is one of the primary factors in a system of oppression that pushes people down. Subconscious racism separates us, and through its actions we cannot truly solve the issues America is facing.
Urban Dictionary: subconscious racism
I first discovered my subconscious racism when reading a Timothy Ferriss blog post. I mildly dislike Ferriss and don’t feel like giving him publicity, so I’ll just copy the part that started me down this road of self discovery:
The categories were based on a widely used developed by psychology professor Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia, a pioneer in the use of the IAT to measure subconscious racial bias. Overall the experiment found that most people in the five racial groups had some degree of bias toward the races they were tested against.Having made conscious racism legally and socially verboten, left liberals are increasingly turning their attention to subconscious racism. Among their wackier ideas include treating it with drugs and discouraging whites from (apparently it implicitly promotes white identity). While the propranolol group scored significantly lower on the test into subconscious racial bias, there was no significant difference in the subjects' explicit (conscious) attitudes towards other races. There was also no difference in religious and sexual prejudice, or prejudice against drug addicts. Subconscious racism can only be fought when it is made blatant to the average American. In order to achieve this goal we must create an awareness of our own biases. Having biases doesn’t make an individual a racist; it makes you a product of your environment. I randomly took the Skin Tone IAT and my score rated that I was moderately preference to light skinned individuals; however I am an African American female. So I challenge you to take these tests and see your score, it will surprise you, it surprised me. Bringing this to light will help us to create true equality.