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DoctorbugThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I got "Slightly preferencial to European American...."
LOLZ, it's what I expected. But what's really funny, is that I have a lot of black friends that most of the time I watch what I say around them--I don't want to say anything that might come accross as offensive--but when I'm not watching what I say, we have a whole lot more fun.

I once asked my closest black friend what she thought about other people always avoiding the subject of racism around her, or watching what they say. She said "It's crap! I can talk about racism without being biased toward my own group just as much as anyone else."

We laughed so hard.

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DoctorbugThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I got "Slightly preferencial to European American...."
LOLZ, it's what I expected. But what's really funny, is that I have a lot of black friends that most of the time I watch what I say around them--I don't want to say anything that might come accross as offensive--but when I'm not watching what I say, we have a whole lot more fun.
 
I once asked my closest black friend what she thought about other people always avoiding the subject of rac.ism around her, or watching what they say. She said "It's cr.ap! I can talk about rac.ism without getting offended at the mere mention of it just like other people."
 
We laughed so hard.

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Yeah. Political correctness is an interesting thing. Its good to be aware of what you say to avoid offending people, but it seems to me me like we take it too far. Like some of the stuff it would be stupid to get offended about. 

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DoctorbugThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

You pinned it right on the nail, Quantum. Sometimes I'd just like to go casual and think about what is behind a person's words and what they actually meant, rather than the actual words. But then, if you think about it, political correctness can be used against itself.
 
Interesting. A new thought. You could actually say what you mean under the guise of purposefully going against political correctness for the sake of going against political correctness...if you know what I mean. I should use it sometime.

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KatsK replied...
May 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

According to the religion test, I have the most positive associations with Islam, then Christianity, then Judaism and Hinduism. Ironic, considering that I don't know a single Muslim. I do think it's a really cool religion, though.
Have any of you read Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell? I read it a few years ago, and that's also how I found out about the tests. I found the book fascinating (it's all about how we subconsciously assume, or thin-slice, and how that can impact anything from advertising to how almost every CEO is white, male, and tall).

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Yep. I read it about a month ago - that's how I found out about them as well. Its a really interesting book.

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zander101 replied...
May 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm

interesting thought- if you were openly racist then if you liked what i was saying, and you cant tell what race or color i am wouldnt it just stomp racism if you injoyed my compony without seeing me?
nobody can guess if im black white or any other and i grew up in the hood  so i can talk any lingo so that in itself stomps racism

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Destinee replied...
Jun. 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm

When I did the test (I think 3 yrs agio) I was really surprised cuz I was literally not considered racist at all. But in real life I am always making racist jokes cuz I think they're funny. Funny how I didn't turn out subconsciously racist? Might have to do something with how I was living in Saudia...

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