Am I Racist? (Quiz)

Am I Racist?

You can answer the question if you are racist by going through the signs below. You might consider yourself as having some reservations when it comes to being called racist.

Most people have this since this defines that we are judgmental people.

However, a lot of authorities are doing racism such as President Donald Trump.

Racism means that people believe in a doctrine that the race rules over the whole person and makes up the whole person.

There is also the fact that some people engage in covert racism where the judgments are quiet but they are secretly racism.

Am I Racist? (Quiz)

The following are the signs that you might be racist:

  • Did you ever act overly friendly to a person of another race to make sure you didn’t seem biased and keep yourself in a good side with this person?
  • Do you have uncomfortable thoughts about a person’s race, even if you don’t verbalize them to minimize conflict between you two? (Aversive racism)
  • Did you ever ask someone for advice about dating a person from their race to know some facts?
  • Did you ever make snap judgments about a person’s preferences depending solely on their race or ethnicity without thinking?
  • Did you ever ask someone questions about their race as if they were a spokesperson for all other members to know more and you are afraid of talking to other members?
  • Have you observed someone’s race and behaved differently in some way because of it to adapt to present surroundings?

When you answer yes to most of these questions, you are racist. This doesn’t mean that you are a bad person.

You just have some old habits that are hard to die. If you want to minimize racism, you can overcome by doing the following below.

You might as well like to take the ‘am i cursed’ quiz.

Am I Racist? (Quiz)

HOW CAN I MINIMIZE MY RACISM?

  • Pay attention to thoughts and reactions when it comes to different races. Sometimes, we can’t help remembering what our parents told us when we were young about other races and this can become an unconscious attitude that can manifest for a long time.
  • Educate yourself about other cultures. Read and listen to a wide variety of sources whether in books or articles. You need to know what people of all walks of life and opinions are saying.
Am I Racist? (Quiz)
  • Indulge in dialogue with people of different backgrounds and cultures.the more you are ready to interact with other people, the more likely you will understand them.

In this case, you need to open yourself to learning about different races to better understand them and help yourself be more open-minded.

Am I Racist? (Quiz)

Am I Racist? Test

This test will be answering the question if you are racist or not by your behaviours or attitudes.

Some people may not know that they are secretly racist and they should take this test to verify this characteristic.

Instructions: The following questions will imply if you are racist or not.

Please read the following questions carefully and choose the choice that applies to you in each question.

Please answer the questions honestly to get an accurate result.

Did you act too friendly with a person who is a different race from you?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Have you engaged in a form of racist abuse whether rallies or bullying?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you talk about racism a lot?

  • Yes – 0
  • No – 1

Do you have some hated characteristics from a person belonging to another race even if you don’t verbalize them?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Did you ask someone belonging to another race about the characteristics of their race acting like that someone is the spokesperson of the entire race?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Did you make hindsight judgements about someone just because they belong to a different race?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Did you ask someone about how to date some people in their different race?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you make the person’s race your central focus when you first met him or her?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you make some hindsight comments about a certain race without knowing the race in the first place?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Total scoring criteria:

6 – 10 points – racist

4- 5 points – somewhat racist

0 – 3 points – not racist

Citations

The Tribune. ‘Am I racist?’ 7 ways to tell if you’re secretly biased — and how to fix it.

Am I Racist? (Quiz)

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.