So Blow really freaked me out yesterday. Apparently even though I voted for Obama, watched the Wire, and support affirmative action (in France), I'm probably still a racist!

See there's a study at Harvard that can tell you whether you're a secret racist using next generation super duper science techniques. But fret not, dear reader, not only did I pass, I demonstrated a "slight automatic preference for dark skin over light skin." According to the website only 9% of all white people are in this group, whereas a whopping 76% are racists. I guess those hundreds of hours spent on hotornot were not in vain...

Can I get a certificate for this because I think it would really help my white-liberal street cred. This seems like a far better liberal status-symbol than, a prius or a mod haircut. The idea of walking down Bedford avenue in Williamsburg and shaming 76% of all hipsters is golden.


  1. Moko on 22 February 2009 at 09:46

    Ok Mr. Economist, and what about the study itself? Have you not ripped it apart because it's statistically/methodologically valid or just because you're so pleased with your result?

  2. An annoying commenter from Darkest Peru on 22 February 2009 at 17:56

    Wait! Gimpei is an economist? I thought he was just a toothless (no doubt after endlessly sucking on Moko's discarded candy), grumpy (perhaps because he has no teeth) old man.

  3. YoYo on 23 February 2009 at 14:33

    I've always seen you as the best hope for global racial healing! Sing on, brother.