Racial bias around the world


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Description: In this document I study racial bias across the world, and in doing so examine the extent to which the United States differs from other countries on a well-known psychological measure of racial bias against Blacks. Specifically, I use data from nearly 3.75 million individuals across 146 countries who have taken the implicit association test (IAT) over the last ten years, to examine the extent of racial bias. There are five important results. First, there is significant racial bias against Blacks and it is present in every country in the sample. Second, the average country has approximately one in five of its residents exhibiting strong pro-White bias and one in four exhibiting moderate pro-White bias. Third, the majority of countries show more bias than the USA, which is ranked, from high to low bias, 95th out of 146. Fourth, all races exhibit a pro-White bias, with the exception of Blacks, who exhibit no substantial bias. Fifth, supplementary data about racial attitudes in Europe corroborates the IAT as a meaningful correlate of racist attitudes.


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