AbstractThis assignment encourages students to evaluate race as a systemic social problem in American society and, most importantly, to understand how it influences them throughout their daily lives. Students take the Implicit Association Test (IAT), which measures favorability of a racial category and measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling...
- Subject Area(s):
- Racial and Ethnic Relations
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage Notes(1) Although the assignment allows students to choose which test to take, we suggest that instructors limit the options based on the demographic make-up of the school and region/city. For instance, because Birmingham Alabama has a large African American population, we decided to allow students to choose between the "race" test and the "skin tone" test....
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Show students their own implicit bias.
- Increase understanding of micro and macro level implications of implicit biases.
- Whether or not they took the test. They will not be able to write a paper without taking the test online.
- Graded paper.