In the Implicit Association test, I took the race test. I did it in a hurry because I did not have enough time on my schedule. I was a little nervous as well when I was doing it. My result from the test saying that I have a slight automatic preference was a little shocking to me.
I did not agree to it immediately but thought about it and about when I was doing the test. Then I realized that at certain points I did not like certain things that were associated with whites according to how the test was organized. But I had the same feeling when the same things were associated with blacks as well. And here my point is I became a little conscious of what was going on in the test but I was still not comfortable with how they try to associate things and make you do it, even though it is a test.
I believe how they have programmed their test will yield a result that does not change or adjust to the conditions of the individual taking the test. Therefore when you become conscious along the way as you go through the test, you might start thinking consciously and may try to even be morally right in your decisions you do in the test as much as possible. Also if you have a little bit of difficulty in using your fingers, it might affect your results. Finally, if you get bored with it, it will also affect your results as you will like to finish it and leave.
I therefore do not fully agree with the result I received. I think there are other things that should be improved with the test and certain information that should be given before that test so that we can do it as unconscious as possible. Because the results of the test now for me, are not valid because I became conscious and was in a hurry and got bored along the line so I wanted to finish and leave. Personally no matter how much prejudice comes into my mind I try to avoid it and think positive and be good with that. The test was therefore not testing my prejudice mind or thoughts at all.
Prejudice would be difficult...