Across America, Whites Are Biased and They Don’t Even Know It

Chris Mooney, Washington Post, December 8, 2014

Most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it. It’s a surprisingly little-discussed factor in the anguishing debates over race and law enforcement that followed the shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers. Such implicit biases–which, if they were to influence split-second law enforcement decisions, could have life or death consequences–are measured by psychological tests, most prominently the computerized Implicit Association Test, which has been taken by over two million people online at the website Project Implicit.

Based on this data, it appears that whites in some states may exhibit higher levels of implicit bias than those in other states. The following map, courtesy of Project Implicit, shows the states with the highest level of implicit bias (high number, red) and lowest level of implicit bias (low number, blue). Gray represents states with a middle amount of implicit bias; Michigan is the median state. Overall, the map reflects the scores of 1.51 million individuals, ranging from a high of 99,660 test takers from California to a low of 1,722 test takers from Hawaii.

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A cautionary note: The people who have taken the IAT at the Project Implicit website are not a random sample of Americans, either nationally or on a state-by-state basis. Rather, they’re people who, for some reason, chose to take an online test measuring their implicit biases–which may actually mean they are less biased than average. (After all, at least they wanted to know how biased they are.)

“Please keep in mind that this map describes volunteers for the online IAT,” says psychologist Anthony Greenwald of the University of Washington,  who created the Implicit Association Test in 1995. “These volunteers are younger, more educated, more politically liberal, and more female than the U.S. population as a whole.”

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The Implicit Association Test comes in many versions, but in a version that detects uncontrolled racial biases or preferences–as opposed to, say, gender bias or age bias–your task is to rapidly sort a series of faces as either “African American” or “European American,” even as you also sort a variety of words (like “agony,” “joy,” “happy,” “anger”) as either “good” or “bad.”

Bias in the test occurs when people are faster at categorizing negative words when they are paired with African American faces, or faster at sorting positive words when they’re paired with white faces–suggesting an uncontrolled mental association between negative things or concepts and African Americans.

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  • TruthBeTold

    Most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it.

    Hopelessly guilty, racist White people.

    • Phil T Tipp

      Yay!

    • Phil T Tipp

      Well, as my last comment was liquidated (someone here doesn’t do irony, thanks for nothing) – here’s another:

      This is great news – it goes a long way to prove that we instinctively trust our own, and distrust the other, vice versa. It’s entirely natural, understandable and only arrogant progressive social engineers would try to deny the existence of those preferences or attempt to criminalise them in some way.

      • Anna Tree

        9 months old baby do it.

        I am still waiting for the test to test biased in non-whites. Not holding my breadth…
        I guess it will give more or less the same biases, if not much worse.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          Considering that the test takers are voluntary – and that they must ask for the taker’s race in order to be able to say this is a survey of white’s attitudes – they MUST have that data. But are not releasing it.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Where’s QD on this one? My state’s more racist than his.

          HOOOOOEEEY! Souf Krakalaka representin’!

          • I’m fuming about how we’re about on par with West Virginia (hardly any bellcurvers) and we got beat handily by Delaware and New Jersey. Though maybe in Delaware’s case, John Engelman took the survey lots of times. You know, vote early and often.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Don’t care—at least they know MOST Whites don’t want to be around negroes because there is a completed cultural disconnect.

      No Apologies.

      • Oil Can Harry

        The test shows that whites in heavily black areas have the lowest opinion of them while whites in areas with few blacks have higher opinions of them.

        Which goes to show most people who dislike blacks are “postjudiced”, not prejudiced.

        • Gray Liddell

          Good one, Postjudiced…yeah I looked at the map and saw percentages of blacks. I think it is roughly 30% per state in the South, which is pretty red, and Va. is 18% surprisingly but Maryland is 30%.
          Self righteous New England, you know those folks at Harvard and Newton is about 15% minority I think and they are telling the rest of us what is right?
          Gimmee a break.
          The map should be better labeled “Demographic Naivete,” who lives in a protected Blue Bubble and who is a Red Realist.

  • connorhus

    They’re just mad cause too many test takers rated thuggery, robbery and cesspit as bad after they had sorted Africans out of the line up. Like I should contemplate the word robbery as long as I do mansion as good or bad or enjoy looking at European faces longer than I do African ones.

    Stupid test.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “A cautionary note: The people who have taken the IAT at the Project Implicit website are not a random sample of Americans, either nationally or on a state-by-state basis. Rather, they’re people who, for some reason, chose to take an online test measuring their implicit biases–which may actually mean they are less biased than average. (After all, at least they wanted to know how biased they are.)”

      Hmmm…methinks psycho-witchery be afoot! Forsooth!

      Hey, as long as I’m pasting huge quotes, here’s something that makes about as much sense…

      ————————————

      Peasants: We have found a witch! (A witch! a witch!)
      Burn her burn her!

      Peasant 1: We have found a witch, may we burn her?
      (cheers)
      Vladimir: How do you known she is a witch?
      P2: She looks like one!
      V: Bring her forward
      (advance)
      Woman: I’m not a witch! I’m not a witch!
      V: ehh… but you are dressed like one.
      W: They dressed me up like this!
      All: naah no we didn’t… no.
      W: And this isn’t my nose, it’s a false one.
      (V lifts up carrot)
      V: Well?
      P1: Well we did do the nose
      V: The nose?
      P1: …And the hat, but she is a witch!
      (all: yeah, burn her burn her!)
      V: Did you dress her up like this?
      P1: No! (no no… no) Yes. (yes yeah) a bit (a bit bit a bit) But she has got a wart!
      (P3 points at wart)
      V: What makes you think she is a witch?
      P2: Well, she turned me into a newt!
      V: A newt?!
      (P2 pause & look around)
      P2: I got better.
      (pause)
      P3: Burn her anyway! (burn her burn her burn!)
      (king walks in)
      V: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
      P1: Are there? Well then tell us! (tell us)
      V: Tell me… what do you do with witches?
      P3: Burn’em! Burn them up! (burn burn burn)
      V: What do you burn apart from witches?
      P1: More witches! (P2 nudge P1)
      (pause)
      P3: Wood!
      V: So, why do witches burn?
      (long pause)
      P2: Cuz they’re made of… wood?
      V: Gooood.
      (crowd congratulates P2)
      V: So, how do we tell if she is made of wood?
      P1: Build a bridge out of her!
      V: Ahh, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
      P1: Oh yeah…
      V: Does wood sink in water?
      P1: No
      P3: No. It floats!
      P1: Let’s throw her into the bog! (yeah yeah ya!)
      V: What also floats in water?
      P1: Bread
      P3: Apples
      P2: Very small rocks
      (V looks annoyed)
      P1: Cider
      P3: Grape gravy
      P1: Cherries
      P3: Mud
      King: A Duck!
      (all look and stare at king)
      V: Exactly! So, logically…
      P1(thinking): If she ways the same as a duck… she’s made of wood!
      V: And therefore,
      (pause & think)
      P3: A witch! (P1: a witch)(P2: a witch)(all: a witch!)
      V: We shall use my largest scales.
      (V jumps down)
      —————————-end?———————————
      (walk over while cheering)
      (push her into scale)
      V: Right, remove the stops!
      (wait while scales remains still)
      All: A witch! burn her burn her!!

      • Brutus

        I don’t think he’s called Vladimir.

  • Sharps Rifle

    I’m at the point where I don’t even care about what negros think anymore. Anything that I do, from driving a pickup to being a horseman and living in a rural area is considered “rayciss” by some leftist or some negro, so I just plain DO NOT GIVE A CRAP WHAT THEY THINK ANYMORE!!!

    • propagandaoftruth

      Amen brother man. It’s beyond reason.

      We Whites need to come together and form some kind of “thing of ours”. We in the South had just such a “thing” in days of yore.

      A nice Sharp’s rifle helps too, though in terms of retro firearms, I’ve always been partial to the LeMat revolver…

      8 cylinders of .42 percussion rounds and a tiny shotgun barrel. Once you run out of ammo, you can start crushing skulls with this monster.

      The modern replicas use modern calibers and cased ammo, of course.

      • I could legally have a LeMat provided it used cap & ball, rather than cartridges. The finger spur on the trigger-guard makes the version in your picture a cavalry model.

        • propagandaoftruth

          That’s great. A loaded percussion LeMat could stop an entire bongo party of home intruders as well as a standard revolver in the right hands.

          Antique firearms are great investments. Appreciate rapidly.

    • B.A_2014

      I’ve always wanted to live out in the countryside and raise and ride horses all day. Tell me is it as great as it sounds?

    • benvad

      Amen

  • Rick O’Shea

    This article makes a really good case for racial separation.

    If the basis for a healthy, functional society is cohesion, trust, sympathy, and ability to treat others as individuals rather than stand ins for a whole group… then it’s pretty clear that diversity torpedoes every single pillar of societal health.

    Btw, am I wrong in thinking the map shows that the more blacks there are in an area of the country, the more biased people are against blacks? Or have I read it wrong?

    • benvad

      I agree with the author, so let’s segregate and establish a homeland for them, like Louis NOI wants. Unfortunately for them that State is Liberia.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      “Btw, am I wrong in thinking the map shows that the more blacks there are in an area of the country, the more biased people are against blacks? Or have I read it wrong?”

      No, you read that right. Think about it, Southern whites who had experience with large black populations knew and sometimes dared speak the uncomfortable truths which were branded “racist” by the white guilt Liberals who fill New England and the upper Midwest (two areas with very few blacks.) Familiarity breeds a better understanding and more resentment.

  • anony

    Interesting that the high biases appear in States with high levels of blacks.

    • [Guest]

      As the old song says, “To know, know, know them is to hate, hate, hate them. And I do.”

    • Scott Rosen

      Right? Real africans are nothing like the dark, nappy headed oreos they put on TV for us like that rapist Cosby.

      • benvad

        They’re all an alien danger. It’ll harm them psychologically and us in every other way.

    • Paleoconn

      Liberals love them cause they get to live as far away from them as they like.

  • DaveMed

    Looks like the PNW people have some work on their hands.

  • [Guest]

    The people who are most destructive of society earn the least love, don’t you think?

    Yeah.

  • MekongDelta69

    The headline reads:
    “Across America, Whites Are Biased and They Don’t Even Know It”

    The headline should read:
    “Across America, blacks Are Biased and They Don’t Even Know It”

    • antiquesunlight

      Across America, blacks are disliked wherever there are a lot of them.

      • bbshaw

        Across the world.

        • Rick O’Shea

          They even dislike one another.

          In many cases blacks will greatly prefer living among any other group before their own.

          They aren’t just a different people, they are a people with objectively worse averages and group characteristics from any perspective.

      • Ringo Lennon

        Take Iowa for example. 95% white. They don’t know how blacks act. They can afford to be liberal. It doesn’t affect them.

    • Fair Dinkum

      It should read, “The Washington Post, the Researchers Who Did This Study, and the Journalist Who Wrote This Article Are Biased And They Don’t Even Know It.”

    • Scott Rosen

      Africans know they hate whitey.

      • Convert killer

        Your damn right Jew Boy!!! Your not as dumb as the rest of your people. As if that says something huh??

        • Scott Rosen

          My God you are stupid. I’m not even remotely Jewish, moron. What kind of Jew would have a picture of a Hitler cat as an avatar?

          • Convert killer

            Your white!! So I don’t care what you are!! Your probably over there letting your pet lick you in the mouth!! Sick cave man

          • Convert killer

            A white boy that doesn’t know his history

  • corvinus

    Funny how it correlates almost perfectly with the black population’s relative size. If there are few blacks in an area, whites there don’t know how they behave.

  • What happens when you mash together snake oil and clickbait? This article.

    That said, I think there is some useful social science that can be tangentially gleaned from the state by state data.

    • Scott Rosen

      They might as well have just drawn a map that had high populations of africans in red and low populations of africans in blue. Exact same result.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    It was calculated out to the third decimal point, so it must be accurate.

  • JackKrak

    I’m biased and I know it.

    So what?

    • Nonhumans

      Like everyone who is biased against them, you have your reasons. I’d wager a years pay that they’re good and perfectly reasonable too.

  • Tim

    I remember walking thru a Mall parking lot a dozen paces behind a woman and not really thinking about anything in particular. All of a sudden she whirled around and held her ring hand up to me in a silent gesture that said, “Stop! I`m married…” I thought it was irritating and belittling until I read a post about Women not needing to apologize for being cautious around men especially in under ground garages, elevators or highway rest stops etc. In this “Open Letter to Men” the author used statistics of violence against women and a lot of other facts and figures to make her point. I remember thinking later it was against ALL MEN but what about BLACK MEN?!? Where was that letter?!?

    • meanqueen

      Unless her wedding ring was designed by Q to shoot bullets, it had no chance in hell of stopping an assault. What a silly woman! She’s lucky it was you behind her.

      • Tim

        I think she thought I was following her to hit on her oo come on to her in some fashion. She never seemed scared. In fact I always thought it was kind of a pre emptive move on her part to cut off any interaction that I had no intention of starting. On further reflection there was a lot of trust in that distrust move on her part. She knew it would shut me down and not anger me to action.

  • Rick O’Shea

    If you’re from parts of the country where your primary source of experience with blacks is a set of highly filtered, carefully groomed, propped up mulattoes on TV always cast in roles specifically calculated to make blacks palatable to you, then your bias against blacks will be low.

    If, on the other hand, your experience with blacks is more direct and “from the source” as in, blacks with mostly black DNA, in environments where they have the numbers necessary to start really expressing their nature… then your bias will be high.

    The eternal problem here is that it’s hard to convince whites of the true nature of the negro and the real impact they will have on their whiteopia until they’re already there and it’s already happened.

    • Scott Rosen

      I didn’t hate africans until I moved to the South. I knew most of them were dumb as hell, but I didn’t hate them. Being around them made me hate them. And I could tell they hated me from day one.

      • benvad

        A jewish finally sees the truth. You’re relatives the touchy freely West side liberals must besides themselves when you have Thanksgiving dinner theses days? They probably think Rush Limbaugh brainwashed you.

        • Scott Rosen

          I’m glad to see the alias is having the intended effect.

    • Mary

      All true. Especially when modern society promotes “racism” as the single most vile thing in the world. It seems to have actually supplanted murder in many minds.

      • Christorchaos

        All true. Especially when modern society promotes “racism” as the single most vile thing in the world.

        Yet refuses to define it. That’s the thing that really galls me. Google racism right now: “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race”. So if I believe that there is one black (i.e. “less than all”) who does not play a good game of basketball … doesnt that get me off the hook? Even if there is a guy in Idaho somewhere that believes that, where is the institution that has “ingrained” in it that every single black person has a certain characteristic and produces “institutional racism”?

        I know there are people who comment on this board that are proud to be called “racist”. But if you do not force your opponent to define it,…. I think you lose an opportunity.

        • LHathaway

          Mr. Taylor has said he prefers not give his on air opponents room to talk. In some video’s, you can see him attempting to do just that. I agree with you, though. Sometimes the on air mediator will give them a tough question, and in my opinion, that is just the time to allow them to talk, see how they will react to being on the defensive. Mr. Taylor has a limited amount of time on air to get out his message.

      • Kenner

        Let me guess: Racism is worse than murder because it ‘murders the soul’.
        Where’s my honorary degree from Frankfurt U?

        • anony

          You don’t get one; just be satisfied with your White privilege.

      • anony

        Ironic isn’t it when, in fact, “racism” is the most natural thing in the world.

    • B.A_2014

      What whiteopia do you like in?

      • Rick O’Shea

        I’ve lived in various places around the United States, always very white places though where I’m at currently is very NEAR concentrations of “diversity” and that has been educational.

        I wish I lived in the land of my forefathers but unfortunately I don’t.

        • B.A_2014

          It is stil a rural/small town nation for the most part. I prefer it that way. I hate the look of the city. The diversity is in the major cities. I love getting out of the city as often as I can and heading to the deserted beaches in the countryside. Nothing like sitting with your friends and a couple of bottles of vodka on the beaches of Donegal, looking out towards the Atlantic.

  • Michigan Patriot

    I am extremely biased against liberals who are the epitome of hypocritical racial bias against European ancestry, especially if they’re Christian. May all utopian liberals suffer the consequences of their beliefs & actions only and keep normal people safe.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      “May all utopian liberals suffer the consequences of their beliefs & actions” – May they experience the consequences of their hate inducing bias indeed! Though a loss of life is always a tragic thing, especially when lost to an asinine senseless act committed upon a random victim. < A random White victim that is, which makes it much less of a "random" act, yet random enough for the media to report it as such. ). I couldn't help but think, after learning that David Ruenzel had been murdered by two black thugs in Oakland. That if it had to happen to someone that day, it couldn't have happened to a more appropriate person. Considering that Ruenzel was a writer for the production company that produces the tailor made hatred and scapegoating of White people called The Southern Poverty Law Center.

  • Fair Dinkum

    “Most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it.”

    Is the same true of blacks? The article doesn’t even ask the question.

    • Scott Rosen

      They did. Here’s the map.

    • Musashi5000

      I’m aware of it and have no intention of “controlling it.”

  • Mack0

    Haha, thought crimes are here.

    • meanqueen

      Isn’t that the truth?

  • Tarczan

    It would be great for AmRen readers to take the IAT’s.

    Hopefully in the future, young whites will look forward to high IAT scores they same way they do their SAT’s.

  • RacialRay

    Oh, we know it. Hell yeah, we know it.

    The first rule of White Club is you do not talk about White Club.

    • Kenner

      You’ve coined some memorable lines since you’ve been here, which isn’t long. And your moniker’s witty, too. Welcome to White Club!

      • RacialRay

        I do thank you, sir. It is comforting to be among kindred souls.

  • Scott Rosen

    The comments page looks like something straight out of AMREN. Funny how the increase in bias against africans correlates almost exactly with the number of africans present in the area. As one of the commenters said, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Several comentors on the article rightly point out that they didn’t bother to ask if africans were biased.

    • “Mission accomplished” — WaPo accountants, as they collect the CPI/CPM revenue.

    • dmxinc

      It’s taken people a long time to wake up. Too long.

  • Tarczan

    I am puzzled how one would study for the test. The test pairs darkie faces on one side of the screen with words like pain, agony, good, joy etc. on the other side. the takers are to quickly pair the darkie faces with the “nice” words. Slower pairing of nice words after viewing the darkies indicates bias. So a really bright student would take his time finding something good about darkies, much like most of us do in real life. A really racially aware person would refuse to pair any nice words at all, and time out.

    I wonder if six weeks at a public housing project would slow reaction times.

  • Tarczan

    According to Xu, a score of .35 is the “cutoff point between ‘moderately prefer white’ and ‘strongly prefer white.'”

    Only NM and Oregon have scores below .35, so things are looking up, using this idotic metric.

  • Easyrhino

    I’d wager my house that every race is biased against blacks, including blacks. What none of the propaganda ministers will ever ask is “why” that is so.

    • Musashi5000

      Do you know the answer?

      I do.

      It’s because they (most of them) insist on acting like ni@@ers.
      They just won’t stop.

  • Yves Vannes

    It’s called POSTjudice. It is a byproduct of white privilege. You experience, you observe, you weigh the facts and the data – and you arrive at a conclusion. A conclusion similar to that of Prof. James Watson.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Bias in the test occurs when people are faster at categorizing negative words when they are paired with African American faces, or faster at sorting positive words when they’re paired with white faces–suggesting an uncontrolled mental association between negative things or concepts and African Americans.

    In other words: Realism.

    • Musashi5000

      Yeah, that sounds about right.

    • Nonhumans

      Also, notice the phrase “Uncontrolled Mental Association”. BC control is what its really all about for the libtards.

  • wretchedwhiterabbit

    LOL !! How could they possibly not know! There is an antiWhite Political Correctness officer on every corner reminding us constantly!
    Antiracist is a code word for antiWhite.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks…”

    … as do Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and, well, nearly everyone. The reason for the universal “bias” is because we judge on the content of character.

    • libertarian1234

      That says it all in a nutshell.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      “because we judge on the content of character” – Which is why after 50 years of being judged by the content of their character, they are now demanding to once again be judged by the color of their skin!

      • wretchedwhiterabbit

        beautiful and quotable illustration of typical SJW hypocrisy

      • Spikeygrrl

        The sad thing is that negroes come out the worst by ANY credible measure. The more we learn about genetics, the more we understand that traits come in groups, and that most unscientific “stereotypes” based on these intuitive groups of traits are actually TRUE.

        EXAMPLE: the skinny, socially awkward brainic. Surprise!: High IQ is very often correlated with myopia (hence the Coke-bottle glasses thing) and some low-level autistic traits (hence the social awkwardnes). Another trait strongly correlated with this is mood disorders like bipolar depression and clinical level anxiety disorders.

        OTOH, most people associate Negroes with low IQ, hair-trigger tempers and practicality no impulse contro. physical prowess up to and including professional sports, early sexual activity. SURPRISE! Studies have shown that these traits frequently ride together on the DNA bus.

        In short: don’f avoid these “stereotypes”. They are the distilled wisdom of dozens of generations of our ancestors. We may not yet be able to prove it the lab right now, but that day is coming soon!

        • Alexandra1973

          That would explain why, in Head Start, my progress report reflected that I did great in reading…but bombed in social skills. I am nearsighted but my glasses aren’t *that* thick. 🙂

  • libertarian1234

    “Across America, Whites Are Biased and They Don’t Even Know It”

    All races are biased and prefer their own kind, way of life, language and culture. It is a trait instilled in humans by nature, and it cannot be eliminated. If it is over ridden with mental conditioning it will always come back with each new birth, and much of the conditioning can be reversed.

    That’s why multiculturalism has failed throughout history and will result in massive numbers of deaths in this country too. It’s already beginning.

  • Musashi5000

    Oh, I know it alright.

    I like Whites more than I like blacks, just as I like my children more than I like someone else’s children.

    It’s only that simple.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      “It’s only that simple” – Exactly! – And it’s only a problem when Whites do it!

      • Musashi5000

        It’s not a problem for me.

        I have no interest in the desires of those that despise me. Only stupid White people grovel before their enemies.

        • LIBERTYSINCURSION

          Yup, and neither is it a problem for me. I just wish more Whites could read the writing on the wall and come to the realization that it shouldn’t be a problem for them either.

          • Musashi5000

            When their comfort and illusion of safety is stripped from them, then they will awaken…..not before.

          • Ringo Lennon

            When their neighborhoods are overrun with black crime they will become racists for life. I’m a racist and I don’t care.

          • Musashi5000

            Very quickly too.

            In a way, the on-going and increasing problems with blacks are hastening the day of reckoning. You would like to think they are at least smart enough to figure this out but, not a chance.

          • libertarian1234

            You’re right.

            But I can almost guarantee that because of their natural arrogance they regard their despicable conduct and rhetoric as unequivocal revelations of absolute truth and silently laud themselves for their efforts.

            I doubt they can even begin to realize that most white people dislike them even more every time they open their mouths in whining complaints or march through the streets.

          • Musashi5000

            It’s hard to believe they’re so oblivious.

          • Kenner

            Yes, you should see their comments on racial threads. Stupid and arrogant.

          • LIBERTYSINCURSION

            Well, lets hope so! Otherwise they will continue to hate themselves for daring to continue breathing while White even though The New Black Panthers Party, La Raza, The A-turd-knee General, The NAACP, The Nation Of Is-salami Eacon & Bggs, The Nation Killing Illegal Alien Invaders and even The Presi-didn’t Do Nuffins of The United States, along with a whole list of others who have consistently asked them to stop doing so for decades now.

          • Musashi5000

            I like those odds.

          • LIBERTYSINCURSION

            Your optimism is strong my son, may the force be with you!

          • Musashi5000

            We’re at our best when the situation is most dire.

  • Musashi5000

    Maybe they’re cursed?

    • benvad

      Says so in the Bible.

    • Brutus

      Although I don’t treat the Book of Mormon as scripture, it has some interesting things to say about blacks.

  • Alan Martin

    who says its uncontrolled?

    these “tests” must assume stupidity on the part of people and a blindness to the world around them as being the “norm”

    Black people are overwhelmingly racist and violent, there is an enormous amount of socially acceptable hatred towards white people… why WOULDNT anyone in their right minds associate negativity with negative people?

    ah.. racism of course. pure ideological vomit.

  • JohnEngelman

    The states with the most biased whites are the states with the most blacks. Those whites see blacks up close every day, and know what they’re like.

    • Reynardine

      Before I was racially awakened by a knife-fight in my dorm, I questioned a racist man about his beliefs: “If you grew up with them, you’d hate them too. One day you’ll understand.”

      His words were prophetic.

      • Scott Rosen

        The best cure for liberalism is a good dose of africans.

      • JohnEngelman

        I have known too many blacks I have liked to hate the race. I have had too many experiences with black crime to have illusions about the race.

        • anony

          As I’ve stated many times on this site, it is not about “hatred”, it’s about realism.

          I have never hated blacks, or any other race. Respecting blacks, I simply want to avoid them as much as possible for safety. Socially, we have virtually nothing in common. I have worked with blacks for my entire career and early on noted their intellectual limitations.

          They are, quite simply, incapable of functioning effectively in White society.

          No hatred involved.

          • JohnEngelman

            While average differences exist, there is considerable overlap. Most blacks are not criminals. Some whites are. Some blacks are more intelligent than some whites. Some blacks are of very high intelligence.

            I like every black person I know by name. One of the most intelligent friends I have ever had was black.

          • anony

            Respecting IQ, one standard deviation exists between the White and the black average…quite a difference!

            To state that most blacks are not criminals glosses over the startling fact that fully one-third of black males between the ages of 16 and 48 are incarcerated at any given time. Nevertheless, your statement is probably true.

            “Some blacks are more intelligent than some Whites.” Yes.

            “I like every black person I know by name.” Both of them?

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    I’m biased and I know it. I also know why I am biased and can easily and rationally justify my racial bias with hard facts.

  • FozzieT

    Huh. Who woulda guessed? The states with the highest “bias” are also the states where blacks actually live?

    As the saying goes: “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

  • Eagle_Eyed

    I wonder what the results are for other races.

  • TL2014

    Oh, I’m biased and I know it all right.

  • Atheist Realist

    is this the whole microagression bs?

  • Conrad

    Of course whites are biased. ALL races are biased. That’s normal.

  • Max

    From the description it sounds like this could be an IQ test.

    I wonder when there will be forthcoming a test for black bias against whites -and everyone else; the 12th of never maybe.

  • MartelsGhost

    So the highest percentage of bias comes from the section with the highest amount of blacks while the Pacific NorthWest, long the migratory destination of White Nationalists, seems to have the lowest? Spot on research guys.

    These nimwits just proved that blacks are the most biased of all the people in the U.S. I’ve been saying that for years.

    White Nationalists don’t hate, THEY LOVE THEIR PEOPLE.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Nuts to that. I am fully aware of, and quite straightforward about, all of my biases.

  • Max

    In the original article they are perplexed by the concentration of bias in the south and east. It makes PERFECT sense if you consider that people most exposed are most likely to have negative experiences but of course, that CAN’T be it.

  • NothingMan00

    Wow, it’s almost like those of us that are most exposed to them have the most bias. Like maybe actual experience with unpleasant people leads to unfavorable attitudes toward them. Fascinating!

    • Scott Rosen

      The retards at WaPo couldn’t figure out what was causing the bias.

      • Kenner

        It’s right there on the map. More blacks, more ‘bias’.

  • I will totally admit that I am biased for my people. And you, whoever you are, should be biased towards your people as well. Bias is normal, natural, and healthy. The liberal anti-bias is not normal, unnatural, and sick.

    Q.

  • B.E.L.

    What makes white people not like black people? (The real question should be what makes non-blacks dislike black people, because I cant think of any other race that actually likes black people). So what is it? Are we inherently evil? Do our parents teach us to hate black people? Or could it be that as we grow up and are exposed to black people (in person or through media), we realize that we are very different from them? We see them for the third world primitive people that they truly are.

    The truth is there are nice decent black people that are productive members of our society, but they are the exception. Those few decent black people cannot carry the rest of their race, unlike whites who also have rotten apples in their race. The difference is, the majority of whites are good law abiding people and the few degenerates are harder to notice. It is the opposite for blacks, the majority of blacks are criminal oriented or at least complicit to crime and bad behavior and the few good ones are harder to notice.

    So, my last question is, how is that my fault? Why am I guilty for not liking third world criminal minded people? I dont like white trash either or any trash from any race, so why do I have to embrace black trash?

    • kikz2

      it’s their state of mind.. not their skin color……

    • phillyguy

      Well said.

    • anony

      ” …so why do I have to embrace black trash?”

      You don’t.

  • Frank Pucillo

    I know some people who are biased. You refuse to give anything to a black person you are biased.If white person goes around handing out money to black people you are not biased.

    • We hand out money to those parasites every year at tax time.

      • phillyguy

        Thank the lord I’m retired, I don’t have to give the scum anymore of my tax dollars.

  • Frank Pucillo

    Would I be biased if I chose to rescue my own child from drowning over a child of a complete stranger.

    • Kenner

      Only if the stranger’s child was black.

      • If a black kid drowned within eyesight yellying “hep me”, I’d tell later investigators to go cry me a river, as the law does not oblige me to jump into deep or fast-moving water to save the next Trayvon Martin.

        Teach your kids to swim, Bongoleesha.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          I first learned that many American blacks cannot swim when I was 17 or so, and I was very startled by that. I understand that, historically, black people were banned from public swimming pools and beaches, and that’s a decent reason why many may not have been able to swim in the past.

          But that hasn’t been the case for decades now, and it just makes no sense to me. Swimming is a basic life skill that it’s dangerous not to know – if they cannot afford adult classes, why not find another adult who can swim (like a white friend) and is willing to teach them for free? Then pass it on to their kids? My parents took me to a pool to start leaning to float and doggy paddle practically as soon as I could hold my head up. (It also helps that I live in Canada, which has Red Cross swimming programs for the sake of public safety. I don’t think the U.S. has something like that; but if not, it should.)

          The American black people I used to speak with were terrified of water because of their inability to swim. Their solution was to avoid bodies of water entirely.

          Not going to help you in an unexpected flood.

          • In some places, there were segregated public pools and beaches, but I am not aware of any law or ordinance anywhere that totally disallowed blacks from pools or beaches of any sort.

            Blacks have a hard time swimming for muscle density and bone density reasons. HBD, not “diskwiminayshun” or da terbul legusy.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Being barred from the safest pools with enough lifeguard coverage would largely do the trick. Wouldn’t have needed to be a total ban.

            Do you have any links re: the muscle and bone density thing?

          • I fail to see how the quality of the lifeguard nearest you affects your innate swimming abilities.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            You’re kidding, right? Even strong swimmers can run into problems, and that is more likely if you are relegated to swimming in more dangerous waters.

          • We’re arguing about blacks’ innate swimming ability as a matter of a generality. African Rockfish is going to be African Rockfish in both a calm pool surrounded by Michael Phelps clones as lifeguards or dangerous ocean waters.

            Even if John Nash was my math tutor, I couldn’t solve a third order differential equation.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Okay; but in that case, I would really like to see some research on why blacks would be innately weaker swimmers.

          • Tarczan

            In Cleveland the county park system took over five lakefront parks from the State of Ohio, who took them over from the city twenty years ago. The city couldn’t run them and the state couldn’t run them, but a misguided liberal from Minnesota who was the new head of the park system thought they could be run properly if they just were managed properly.

            Only one of these parks allowed swimming and had lifeguards, the other four had beaches with prominent “No Swimming” signs, being small parks. One of the first things the Metroparks did was to clean off all the trash that the darkies threw on the beach, since they don’t know how to use a trash can. So naturally the darkies started swimming on the nice newly cleaned beach. Within one week three darkies drowned. Of course they started whining that they need lifeguards, so the Metroparks announced they would have lifeguards in 2015.

  • Brian

    Funny how this “Implicit Bias Test” is accepted without question while a century of IQ test results is relentlessly attacked and undermined as invalid. I guess that psychology, like evolutionary biology, is valid when it tells the left what it wants to hear and invalid when it tells them something they are uncomfortable with.

  • Douglas Quaid

    Notice how the states with the most “bias” against blacks are those that have the most exposure to blacks? It’s easy for a Wyoming rancher to say he has no issues with blacks, he’s never had to deal with them.

    • Albert

      That struck me as very odd. I would have thought the most racist states would be in the mid-west, or at least along the lines of red-republican voter states. What you just said helps explain the pattern.

  • Albert

    It really ticked them off that whites are so unbiased that they voted in a black president. To keep up the narrative that they live in a society of racial oppression, they have to convince the entire populace that they are racist whether they are aware of it or not.

  • Evette Coutier

    Whites are bias…this renews my hopes.

    • meanqueen

      Did you see that sea of blue? Clearly not enough of them are.

  • dave

    My fellow whites are victims of their own stupidity and ignorance of their pandering.

  • Evette Coutier

    The most confusing day of the year for blacks is father’s day.

    • I don’t think Father’s Day bothers them at all, any more than they have to worry about April 15th. Also it’s celebrated on different days in different countries.

  • kikz2

    believe me.. Southerners know.. and they know why they know.. proximity.

  • LHathaway

    This suggests to me that whites in the South may be more educated than is generally led on. Let’s do an education IQ map of the USA but just for whites.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Look, it’s time to come clean here. I’ll admit it. I’m an American and I’m biased against blacks. And you know what? I’ve worked with some blacks and not only enjoyed their company, but also manage a distant friendship with two. They are, however, exceptions to the rule. Wherever I go, I immediately take note of the racial composition of the group. If it’s more than 70% negro or so, I turn right around and walk out. I cringe when I see black people in or near my condo community, hoping under my breath that they’re just visiting. I’ve seen the ruin they bring to neighborhoods and it would kill me (quite possibly literally) to see them invade my most cherished possession – my home. When I’m downtown and I see a black man, young or old, walk toward me, I brace myself for getting axed for change or a kwatah (again, quite possibly literally). I’m only wrong about that maybe 30% of the time. Blacks systematically bring down any organization they become a significant part of. If there is one thing they actually can find success in, it’s sowing the seeds of complete chaos and utter destruction. So, in short, yes, most certainly, I’m a white American and I am biased against blacks – unapologetically so.

    • meanqueen

      You tolerate 70%?? My limit is about 5%.

      • Tarczan

        I’ll go 15% in daylight.

  • LeonNJ

    Hey, why is my state of New Jersey just as red as the states in the Deep South? I swear I’m not rayciss! Honestly I’m not!

    • Barabbas

      It matters not. The governor of your state may choose to run for the GOP nomination for the presidency. For this reason, the liberal media must do all it can to cast doubt on this gelatinous tub of crap and corruption in order to increase the chances of a Democratic win in 2016.

      • Barabbas

        No offense.

  • BillMillerTime

    The map shows a correlation between contact with blacks and “bias.” HHhhmmm…..

  • WR_the_realist

    I notice that the most implicitly racist states are the ones where whites are likely to have the most encounters with blacks. It’s easy to be politically correct in Vermont.

  • Scott Rosen

    I took the test. Apparently, from the information they provide after the test, even africans prefer whites to africans.

    Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for European American compared to African American.

    The table below shows the percentage of other online test takers
    receiving various test results, so you can compare yourself with other
    people. Your results have been corrected for the order in which you
    performed the dual category associations.

    Test Result

    % of Test Takers

    Strong automatic preference for White people

    48%

    Moderate automatic preference for White people

    13%

    Slight automatic preference for White people

    12%

    Little or no automatic preference

    12%

    Slight automatic preference for Black people

    6%

    Moderate automatic preference for Black people

    4%

    Strong automatic preference for Black people

    6%

    If your test results showed a preference for a certain group, you may
    have a hidden, or unconscious, bias in favor of that group (if your
    results were “inconclusive,” click here).
    The results of more than one million tests suggest that most people
    have unconscious biases. For example, nearly two out of three white
    Americans show a moderate or strong bias toward, or preference for,
    whites, as do nearly half of all black Americans.

    Implicit associations are often at odds with our conscious attitudes
    and beliefs. This does not mean that one is more accurate than the
    other. Rather, it suggests that we can have two unique evaluations of
    the same concept — one conscious and the other unconscious. If you are
    surprised or concerned about your test results, or if you would like to
    know more about the Implicit Association Test, please visit Frequently Asked Questions About the IAT.

  • I seem to remember an article on this website from maybe a year or so ago, which showed a study that white police officers were MORE hesitant to shoot blacks, whether there was any subconscious bias or not. I can’t be 100% certain, but I’m pretty sure it exists. On that basis, it does not matter what natural and quite rational biases some people have when it comes to “unarmed black” shootings.

    • Scott Rosen

      I’ve seen it too. Basically, they’re scared to death of the inevitable “racism” charge.

      • [Guest]

        I’ve searched and found that American Renaissance posted the article on 4 September. It’s called “‘Deadly Force’ Lab Finds Racial Disparities in Shootings.” I’ve quoted the first sentences of the article in my post to British Activism.

        It makes for some interesting reading, all right. Not quite what we get from our betters in big media.

        • Scott Rosen

          Thanks!

    • [Guest]

      I recall that as well, but my search on this site turned up nothing.

      Here’s the information, though:

      “‘Deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings”

      SPOKANE, Wash. – Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects.

      The findings, published in the recent Journal of Experimental Criminology, grow out of dozens of simulations….

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    I don’t see the other races embracing multiculturalism in their native lands. Maybe we should do like them.

  • Massif1

    You can’t take someone seriously after reading his other articles. He’s just pushing random articles for a paycheck. Just another liberal hack.

  • MissaJim

    Of course I’m biased against blacks, they’ve earned it.

  • Paul Lycurgues

    hahaha.

    I’ve done that test – had nothing better to do I suppose, and I wanted to see for myself what kind of voodoo-sociology was involved in this kind of studies.

    Basically, you had pictures of whites and non-whites flashing on the screen in random positions and you had to associate these – or reverse-associate these, I assume, for control purposes – with positive or negative words.

    Well, my score was extremely low, indicative of minimal ‘bias’. How can that be, I first thought, since I’m a radical race-realist who knows full well what non-whites are.

    The answer turns out to be simple : this test measures nothing but your ability to follow simple associative guidelines. “If x=1, do y ; if x=0, do z ; etc”. You could be Hitler incarnate and score better than most liberals simply by focusing on the task rather than on the task’s meaning.

    In short, this is complete BS. I suspect the worst scorers belong to non-white minorities, if for no other reason than their low ability to perform mental tasks…

    • Scott Rosen

      Actually, it is biased in a way. If you get to the end, it tells you that even africans are biased against africans, and most whites are too. The reason for this is that, like a video game, the longer you play, the better you get. Follow me on this. The first set of questions pairs africans with good words and whites with bad words. They say it takes you longer to associate africans with those good words because you’re biased against them. Later on in the test, they pair whites with good words and africans with the bad words, and you repeat the association test. When you’re quicker this time, they say you’re racist. Well, maybe you are, but you’ve also played this game before, and it takes less time. This is a bullshit test designed to deliver the desired outcome, that is: whites are biased against africans.

      • Paul Lycurgues

        I agree that the test’s methodology is everything but rigorous.

        However let me say it again : according to the test I had no bias at all ! The perfect, enlightened, caring, unbiased liberal !

        I must say I was quite proud !

        • Scott Rosen

          You didn’t follow instructions! LOL. You’re supposed to go as fast as you can. I have to admit, i was nearly wretching and very hesitant to associate those simian african faces with positive words. It really did peg me. BUT. I still feel it would unfairly peg others who weren’t biased as if they were, due to the test structure.

          • Paul Lycurgues

            But I did complete it as fast as possible ! And now I can probably apply for a teaching position at Harvard !

      • BlueSonicStreak

        I took it just now, and my version paired whites with good words first. I think the order must be randomized and accounted for to avoid exactly the problem you’re suggesting.

        • Scott Rosen

          Hmm. Thanks for the info. I didn’t think to take it several times.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Dis here is sho nuff SOME impressive science! Yowzah…!

  • Next we’ll be hearing that We should just Nuke the Red Areas from Orbit. At the very least, Federal Government funding such as, but not limited to, highway maintenance, the US Mail, FEMA services, military bases, educational spending, & etc. should be curtailed until those areas become more blue.

    This seems like a practical solution.

    • Scott Rosen

      But then you’d kill off loads of race realists (bad for us) and africans (good for us).

      • Convert killer

        Your first on the list meth-head!!!

  • Lkoehn

    I am biased! If people will not speak English and depend on my income to provide their income I am not happy. If people are rewarded with my money for plopping out one fatherless child after another I am not happy. If people do not take advantage of education and drop out or make a joke of it and refuse to get a job to support themselves I am not happy. If people abandon their children to be raised by relatives I am not happy. If people think that they have some “right” to loot, destroy and kill because they failed themselves I am not happy. I am biased against stupid, lazy, uneducated, destructive trash of any color or nationality that embraces any of that behavior. I AM BIASED!

  • OyVey00

    Another retarded study.

    When you spot a black man at night, you avoid him because you associate him with thugs, rapists and murderers. Considering black men make up the single largest group of violent criminals BY FAR, this is merely common sense.

    By shaming people for making this association and telling them that being biased is bad, the writers of these articles and studies directly cause their readers to be careless and put themselves in dangerous situations.

  • meanqueen

    Sorry, I only have explicit bias.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Notice that NM & OR show least ‘bias’ against negroes–many people in those states never see one, unless on TV.

    I can guarantee that like most liberals, they will never live in or around a ‘diverse’ neighborhood; actions override their dogma.

  • IBWHITE

    Yes, I think that’s referred to as self preservation. Unfortunately, people like yourself think it’s acceptable for every other race but Whites.

  • Mary

    Yes. This reminds me of a recent thread I read where a couple of people who reside in New Hampshire were discussing why the crime rate in their state is low. Several possibilities were tossed around. No mention of demographics, not even in a cloaked or euphemistic fashion. They finally settled on “lack of population density” as the most likely factor. Yeah, that’s it!

  • phillyguy

    The great northeast is now the new ghetto, it was built up after world war 2, but in this day in age it is out of the way and too hard to get to and from, that’s why it’s now the new ghetto, it is now 80% blacks and browns who don’t work, when I was married I lived in Wayne and it was and still is a beautiful place.

  • johningermany

    This map makes me proud to have grown up in South Carolina.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    Scatter plot of white IAT score vs black percent of population, by state. DC was a wild outlier, so I left it out. All others included. Correlation coefficient was 0.82.

    • See, I thought there would be some useful social science to be found in this snakeoilclickbait. Turns out it was proof of Patterson’s First Axiom. With a coefficient that is above 0.8, which means “perfect” in the realm of the social sciences.

    • Tarczan

      Nice job Ellis. It’s always nice to see the figures back up what we intuitively know.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    So the last time I took an IAT test was years ago, and I never took the race one. Out of curiosity, I took it just now. For the questionnaire at the beginning I listed my own conscious preference as “a strong preference for White people over Black people,” as I feel it should be obvious I would strongly prefer my own.

    Results were predictable: yes, the test agrees with me that I strongly prefer whites to blacks. I took the test in good faith, and genuinely went as fast as I could, and the number of mistakes I obviously made (sorting good words with whites when I was supposed to do the opposite) was hilariously apparent to me. I admit to giggling a lot at my own silly errors in the latter half of the test.

    HOWEVER. While I’m sure that my score was based on the overall trend in my errors, I did notice that I ALSO had a consistent problem associating two words in particular with blacks over whites: “nasty” and “evil.” THOSE two words I kept sorting with whites, even when I was doing the “black = bad” portion of the test.

    So while both my conscious and subconscious preference is for white people, apparently I have a subconscious association between white people and evil nastiness that runs just as deep. And that’s definitely NOT my conscious belief. (Anymore, anyway. I now wish I had taken this one as a liberal so I would have a point of comparison.)

    I don’t think the test is nuanced enough to pick that up, though. Would be interesting to see a test that did a similar thing to this one, but also had internal categorizations for the words beyond “good” and “bad,” i.e. words associated with violence, greed, etc. See if there’s other trends inside the larger pattern.

  • Anna Tree

    Anonymous, bias is not only about violence but like I said all kind of matters (One can be bias against beautiful women!)

    But in the current situation of white countries where there is an ethnic cleansing of whites and the threat of the destruction of everything our ancestors have created, often dying in the process, it is normal that Amreners have bias against any non-whites (beside the pro-diversity moreover anti-white whites.) Violent or not, doesn’t matter: the fact is that we want to live in a white country, like other races have their own country, and this is our right.
    I don’t know where your ancestors are from but if you like diversity maybe your government will agree to invite all races to live there? I understand you like what the whites brings to a country and I am sure some whites would come to live there. We can give you a list of those to contact: Boehner, Tim Wise, Angelina Jolie etc

    All races have bias, it’s an evolutionary instinct (or no races would exist today, mixed with others to extinction), it’s not only Amreners.

  • Brutus

    Interestingly, in states with larger black populations, whites are more biased against blacks.

  • There’s nothing wrong with implicit bias (or explicit bias, for that matter) in favor of one’s own race. We whites must stop apologizing for preferring our own race to any other, because it’s a natural, inherent trait of all humans. Only whites are crucified for liking/preferring their own race. That is counterproductive and backwards, and it’s destroying civilization. We must wake up to the realization that we’ve been duped by a corrupt government and its liberal Myrmidons into believing whites are the boogeyman, when in fact whites are saviors!

  • Anna Tree

    America is an European country. Give me an African country that resembles America? America, Canada etc resemble Europe because people shape a country and white people make white countries, while black people make black countries like in Africa and Arab people make Arab countries like in the Middle East. Do you think it is pure coincidence how countries look like? Cultures, ideologies, including religious, are the fruits of DNA.

    Please prove that preferring your kin is not useful today anymore.

    Please prove that those who are in prisons, ghettos, barrios and trailer parks are more racists than those found in prep schools, elite universities, law firms etc

    And that each’s racism is the reason for them being in the first or second group (I mean this is a Correlative-based fallacy.)

    You still didn’t say what country you are from and if your government invites all races to share the country like all the white countries do.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    Assuming you are correct about where the most racist people are (and I’m not actually inclined to think you’re wrong), prove that they are there because of racism and not that they are racist because that is where they have the most exposure to the average people of other races.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    And so Chris Mooney and WP really think readers are so naïve so as not to notice in just one glance that people living in states with high number of blacks are in a position to daily observe their undesirable behavior and therefore develop a bias against blacks. Its so obvious. Even if you broke down the map to the level of neighborhood and type of job in which a resident is employed, you would see same effect that I see in daily life. Those whites who live in all white neighborhoods and work in virtually all white jobs like IT, frequently have very liberal views about blacks.

  • TK

    Why, look at that—it appears that high white “bias” against blacks directly correlates to states with the highest quotient of blacks. What are the odds?

  • IBWHITE

    The reason why people in prison are racist is because they’re forced to live together without the influence and pitfalls of polite society. There is no job loss or government punishment in any form for speaking out about racial matters in prison.They see and live with one another in the most intimate of situations and it literally makes them want to kill one another.

  • anony

    “You have the right to do it in the country of your ancestors in EUROPE.”

    I have the right to do it anywhere I am!

    All people are “racist”; grow up.