Unconscious (Implicit) Bias

Psychology (Humanities), 1995

The intent you didn’t know you had, but you actually did have. Like when you looked at that waiter/waitress. Even though you didn’t. But you were thinking it.

The Holy Grail of the left-wing — a test for racism, SCIENCE! — was created by first defined by psychologists Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald in 1995. They called it the Implicit Association Test (IAT). 20 years later, they disowned it, publicly stated it doesn’t predict biased behaviour, and urged it not be used for anything. Whoops.