Carol Platt Liebau: Republican = Racist

Monday, January 30, 2006

Republican = Racist

That, at least, seems to be the argument of a study detailed here in The Washington Post -- and conducted, let it be noted, by two researchers who have given money to the Democrats.

As the story notes, "That study found that supporters of President Bush and other conservatives had stronger self-admitted and implicit biases against blacks than liberals did."

Hmm. Interesting. How, exactly, was "implicit bias" measured? By support for affirmative action? By one's unwillingness to blame urban problems on American society in general? By willingness to be taxed to pay for "better" social programs? We don't know.

As for "self-admitted" bias -- could it be that some groups are simply more willing to be honest (and politically incorrect) about certain issues? In any case, it seems hard to believe that people are standing around admitting to being racist.

How desperate must the left be to resort to this kind of pseudo-science in an attempt to hold on to black support?

Any African-American who wants to sort the whole matter out should consider one fact: Look at what 40 years of Democratic domination has done to your community. And then decide who deserves your support and allegiance.


Blogger Pat said...

Carol, this "study" relates to "Project Implicit" at Harvard.

Basically, the idea is to have test subjects look at a series of pictures and rapidly divide them into "African American" and "White American". Then they present words that you are to quickly sort into "Good" and "Bad". Then they present you with a combination--"African American or Good" or "White American or Bad". The theory here is that racists will have a tougher time putting the "Good" words into the category "African American or Good" because their subconscious bias will make them put it into the "White American or Bad".

This test got quite a bit of play a couple years ago; one obvious potential problem is spoofing--somebody saying they're a Republican and then intentionally getting as many of the answers wrong as possible.

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