It's American election season and that means it is time for psychologists to introduce racism again - not whether you are racist, but how much...Obviously I'm not a big fan of the monstrous scam that is taxpayer-funded psychological research, but I decided to take the test anyway just to see how racist they thought I really was.* And I was a little surprised at the result, because after about 15 minutes of pushing buttons, I received the following result:
Are you white and want to find out how secretly racist you are? Go here.
Your data suggest a moderately stronger implicit association between Romney and Mormonism compared to that between Obama and Mormonism.
Well I should freaking hope so, he's a Mormon, after all. But that's it. Come to think of it, there weren't even that many questions about race. No watermelons or fried chicken. No patent leather shoes, no lack-of-rhythm, no inability to start as a free safety in the NFL. Perhaps a couple of liberal talking points questions and some steered answers.** But I really expected those tour guides who organize racial guilt trips to at least misuse standard linguistic euphemisms to 'prove' that the language and everyone who speaks it properly is raciss thereby. I'm a little disappointed.
* After all, you have to appreciate the kind of psychology that can prove race is more important to whites than blacks by adjusting for the the fact that blacks generally vote about 19-1 for the black candidate.
** Questions about the President's religion should not be a Christian/Muslim binary. How about an "As religious as is necessary for electoral politics" choice?