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I agree that the subjects of the tests and the in particular the questionaires are very US-centric. Some of the tests therefore measure prejudices not relevant in say Spain. I tested the weapons-race one which gave me little or no connection between black/white faces and weapons/harmless objects. That is quite unsurprising considering I do not come in contact with guns much and there are few stereotypical cultural images in my surroundings regarding ethnicity and weapons, except the one that finns carry knifes which this test does not really measure. None of the white faces looked finnish.

Speaking of women in science a friend of mine went to a conference for women in physics which was totally dominated by indian women. Because apparently in India physics is not a very masculine thing to do, but rather a feminine pursuit. So that particular test would need to measure other cathegories then science/liberal arts connection with male/female to be valid in India.

What I like about the site is not their questionaires but the test themselves. Because some are relevant for my cultural context. It is likely that I prefer, say white or young over black or old. To actually measure it gives me some points of references to observe my own behaviour and change it.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Feb 11th, 2007 at 12:05:28 PM EST
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