Symbolic Racism

Symbolic racism is NOT the same as normal racism. Symbolic racism is a form of modern racism, as it is more subtle and indirect than more overt forms of racism.

This quiz tests to see if you are symbolically racist. Symbolic racism is perhaps the most prevalent racial attitude today. It is often caused by ignorance.

Created by: Peter Jaszkowiak

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. It’s really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites.
  2. Irish, Italian, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same.
  3. Some say that black leaders have been trying to push too fast. Others feel that they haven’t pushed fast enough. What do you think?
  4. How much of the racial tension that exists in the United States today do you think blacks are responsible for creating?
  5. How much discrimination against blacks do you feel there is in the United States today, limiting their chances to get ahead?
  6. Generations of slavery and discrimination have created conditions that make it difficult for blacks to work their way out of the lower class.
  7. Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.
  8. Over the past few years, blacks have gotten more economically than they deserve.
  9. Do you own a gun?
  10. What is your race?

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