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    Psychological Aspects of "The racism racket"

    The racism racket is a broader view of CRT and unconscious-bias training but I want to focus on just the psychological aspects of it.

    ...The existence of unconscious bias is a foundational principle of today’s critical race theory-inspired diversity movement. Apparently – and despite us not even being aware of it – our minds harbour all manner of prejudiced thoughts put there by society and culture; through our upbringing, education and our interactions with other people. Proof of these bad thoughts comes out in implicit-association tests (IAT) that track response times when we match certain images, words or phrases with people of different characteristics. Unsurprisingly, the idea that the content of the unconscious mind can be revealed through a rapid-fire computer test is highly contested. The American Psychological Association acknowledged over a decade ago that people’s IAT scores vary from one test to another and are often context-dependent. Yet still the testing continues.

    What’s more, the notion that unconscious bias triggers prejudice and discrimination implies there is a direct link between our implicit attitudes and our actions. Yet research has shown that test scores purporting to measure implicit attitudes do not effectively predict actual discriminatory behaviour. Either the contents of our unconscious mind cannot be accurately measured, or people are able to exercise self-control and do not automatically act out the contents of their unconscious.

    If unconscious-bias training is simply ineffective then it could be written off as just a harmless waste of time. But it is also making pseudo-scientific claims to be revealing the inner workings of our brain, in the workplace or an educational setting. In the context of racism being one of the biggest sins a person can commit, unconscious-bias training is therefore far more dangerous than mere time-wasting. Implicit-association testing breaches the rights of individuals to freedom of conscience. It holds people to account not for their speech, their actions or even their thoughts – but for impulses they have no control over. Ultimately, unconscious-bias training is divisive; it pushes us to see each other as members of racial groups and, in a bid to make all interactions conscious, it risks preventing the spontaneity and informality that leads to genuine friendship.
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    As Ayn Rand pointed out Racism is part of Collectivism and has it roots in the same tribal mob mentality as Socialism/Communism.

    That is why BLM is a communist movement at grass roots level. They will all but abandon any notion of Individual Rights in exchange for Social Justice power grabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    As Ayn Rand pointed out Racism is part of Collectivism and has it roots in the same tribal mob mentality as Socialism/Communism.

    That is why BLM is a communist movement at grass roots level. They will all but abandon any notion of Individual Rights in exchange for Social Justice power grabs.
    Just as long as nothing is said about their leaders moving into million dollar homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    As Ayn Rand pointed out Racism is part of Collectivism and has it roots in the same tribal mob mentality as Socialism/Communism.

    That is why BLM is a communist movement at grass roots level. They will all but abandon any notion of Individual Rights in exchange for Social Justice power grabs.
    Pardon me, what's racism
    "The beat goes on"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    Pardon me, what's racism
    It's progressive speak for "I don't have an argument but you're still wrong".
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    Implicit-association testing breaches the rights of individuals to freedom of conscience. It holds people to account not for their speech, their actions or even their thoughts – but for impulses they have no control over.....snip~


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    Here Shapiro is questioned about unconscious bias. To begin with, the questioner assumes psychology has in fact demonstrated the existence of unconscious bias. Next, she seems to confuse unconscious bias, which by definition you re unaware of, even if it exists, with conscious bias in decision-making.
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    Now the left wants to use the psychological theory about microaggressions.
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    To me there are always two sides of this issue.

    1) The statistics of a race that create expectations or level of uncertainty

    2) The individual or personal interaction

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    To me there are always two sides of this issue.

    1) The statistics of a race that create expectations or level of uncertainty

    2) The individual or personal interaction

    I can accept a general level of (1). You react unconsciously to those who are like you more positively than those who differ. I react more positively to a family member than I do to a stranger. I react more positively to someone who looks like me, sounds like me, acts like me than I do to those who differ. It's not about race particularly, or just about race, though race can play a part. And I think (1) is biological, (2) learned.
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