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Anthony Cavallaro Music 1004 Race Implicit Assumption Test Response After participating in Harvard’s Implicit Assumption Test on the subject of race, I was highly surprised by the result. My results indicated that I have a slight preference for European Americans over African Americans. All my life, I have encountered numerous people from countless different backgrounds. How can this five minute online test determine that I prefer European Americans over African Americans? This exercise tested my preference by assigning a selection of words with photos of African Americans and those of Caucasian people. When taking this test, I was angry that the test associated the words “good” and “bad” with “African American” and “European American” by instructing users to press certain keyboard keys with both a race and an adjective at the same time. With each change of picture, the test caused users to suggest that the term “African American” and the word “bad” can be initially indicated by pressing the same
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course MUSI 1004 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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