As we continue our exploration of stereotype, and of race, gender and class bias and insensitivity, I have for you a couple of online surveys that are designed to reveal our attitudes and mindsets with regards to stereotypes, stereotyping, and ‘in’ and ‘out’ groups.
A set of easy-to-take tests at Harvard, part of its Project Implicit, will help us do this. I’d like each of us to take at least two of these Project Implicit tests, and choose any two other than “Weapons” or “Presidents.” Each test takes approximately five minutes.
I also want each student to take two of the surveys at UnderstandingPrejudice.org. You are going to really like these, I think. After you’ve taken the
four tests (two at each website), comment to this post about what you learned, if anything.
- Were you made aware of anything useful?
- Did the surveys change your thinking in any way?
Share your experiences with these surveys here, and do so before noon Wednesday, March 12.
I look forward to reading your findings and reactions.