For this blog entry, I thought it would be interesting to take the Implicit Associations Test. I grew up in quite a diverse environment. All throughout elementary, junior high, and high school, I've been surrounded by a relatively culturally and racially diverse group of people. Also, I like to think of myself as quite the accepting person, but the IAT proved me wrong. I took the IAT test about African Americans vs. European Americans, and the test results showed that I had a slight preference for European Americans. The test records this data from your reaction time of several photos of European Americans and African Americans. Apparently, I reacted quicker to the European American pictures than the African American pictures. As I said before, this came as a surprise to me, because I have never thought of myself as a racist person. Although I am not proud of the fact that I preference white people over black people, at least my results stated that it was only a slight preference. My preference could have also been rated as moderate or severe. Because this test was a complete test of the subconscious, it cannot be "tricked". I think it is interesting to find out what you can reveal about yourself in your subconscious thoughts. I have attached a picture of my results, which further explain why I got the rating I did.