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We also wanted to know what might predict bias against interracial couples.We anticipated that those who had previously been in an interracial romantic relationship – or were currently involved in one – would hold more positive attitudes.
But as a psychologist who studies racial attitudes, I suspected that attitudes toward interracial couples may not be as positive as they seem.
So someone who plainly states that people of different races shouldn’t be together would be demonstrating evidence of explicit bias.
But someone who reflexively thinks that interracial couples would be less responsible tenants or more likely to default on a loan would be showing evidence of implicit bias.
In this case, we assessed explicit biases by simply asking participants how they felt about same-race and interracial couples.
We assessed implicit biases using something called the implicit association test, which requires participants to quickly categorize same-race and interracial couples with positive words, like “happiness” and “love,” and negative words, like “pain” and “war.” If it takes participants longer to categorize interracial couples with positive words, it’s evidence that they likely possess implicit biases against interracial couples.
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