Forest service workers ordered to see whether they are secretly racist with ‘unconscious bias’ tests

Workers at the U.S. government’s Forest Service have been asked to use online tests to check whether they are secretly racist, or harboring other biases.

The federal employees were asked to use work time to take tests, lasting some 15 minutes each, to see whether they have unconscious biases based on sexuality, nationalist, race and whether somebody is disabled.

The practice was reported on by the Washington Times, which said the directive to take the Harvard quizzes came from Forest Management Director Bryan Rice.

He also reportedly asked bosses at other federal agencies to spread links to the Harvard tests, hosted at implicit.harvard.edu.

The tests are a kind of word association game, which flashes up emotions or qualities such as ‘happy’, ‘agony’ and ‘laughter’, which users must sort into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ categories…

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  • Stronger than Dirt

    I would argue that these tests are measurments of i.q. – including emotional intelligence quotients. I.q. tests are illegal in the U.S. save for elite teams in the US military because … it’s racist.
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  • mobuyus

    This is leftist evil being shoved down the American throat. Wasn’t it Harvard that introduced a doctorate course in male to male anal sex.

    • Shocking if true, about Harvard. World gone mad.

      • David

        Seminars on anal sex now offered at Harvard University
        The student run workshop called ‘What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101’ is a part of Harvard’s fourth annual student run Sex Week
        One student at Harvard named Molly Wharton told The College Fix she feels as though the classes during Sex Week are ‘downright vulgar’
        ‘Saying we don’t need [the workshop] is like saying we don’t need sex education,’ said the president of Sexual Health Education & Advocacy
        ‘The conservative backlash speaks to the latent homophobia that society thinks so often it has gotten over, and has not,’ he added

        Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2822770/Get-bottom-Anal-sex-class-offered-Harvard-University.html#ixzz3VEYhkLJ3
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        Mad indeed.

    • cmh

      When you normalize deviancy this is the result.

  • More and more, our society is evolving towards thought policing and control. Clearly, the idea that a person’s mind is a holy of holies, not to be forced into by others is fast disappearing.

    • Exile1981

      I’m sorry Avi but you just vocalized a thought crime. I’m afraid your going to have to report to one of Hillary’s new proposed adult summer camps for re-education and electro-stimulus training until your over these hurtful and archaic ideals. – sarc

      • Yeah, scary.

        • WalterBannon

          Heil Obama!

    • Alain

      Exactly! This is the type of thing one expects in N. Korea and Cuba.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I took the test and favour Whites over Blacks. Had they had a test that showed a preference of obese to normal sized women most would probably favour normal size women. The test is biased from the start.

  • This kind of crap is only possible in a society where liberal intellectual fruitcakes have too much unearned free time.

  • Pontifex Maximus

    We will have to make sure to dissolve the USFS (along with 80% of the “federal” government) when we seize the reins of power! “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

  • I started taking the test but it was so stupid. It wouldn’t let me cut n’ paste, but with questions like, from memory, “how would you feel if black people moved into your neighbourhood”, it’s a joke. I mean, how many? Which black people?

    If it’s being administered to government employees it’s obviously nothing but a test to see whether people are willing to lie shamelessly. “No, Mr. Test, I don’t think black people are given preferential treatment in University admittance. Ever. The fact that strong accomplished Ivy League graduate Michelle Obama isn’t fluently literate* means nothing.” Good little drones.

    *http://isteve.blogspot.ca/2008/02/michelle-obamas-thesis-unblockaded.html

  • jayme

    What if someone is pro Isis or is anti west would they be fired.

    • Clausewitz

      They’d be promoted, or put in charge of the diversity programs.

    • Stronger than Dirt

      … progressives would be hyper-ventilating at your mere question.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The White Spruce refuse to live where the Black Spruce do. That’s a fact. Arboreal Racism?

    • Stronger than Dirt

      haha .. well played

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I’m not going to waste time on that test.
    I imagine the questions are loaded like, ‘Do you still beat your wife?’