Honestly, I was not surprised by my results. I showed much more association with "Americanism" with European Americans/White Americans in Native American and Asian American comparisons I believe because I need more education on cultural backgrounds, what stereotypes exist, and even on cultural boundaries. These are minorities not emphasized in education and I will admit, being a white female in Texas, I have not been in many social circles with these groups represented well. I was surprised and also relieved to find out the skin tone bias was not significant for me, and I am equally trusting/receptive toward Black people as White people. I believe this is because the BLM movement has encouraged me to do the work and attempt to understand more about how our society has pushed down microaggressions and racial biases pertaining to Black people. I strive to include all minorities in my education to better interact with others and have more insight on how to appropriately advocate and interact with these groups.
I'll be the first to admit, I'm even ashamed at feeling relief with positive results as though my own identity is a reason to feel shame or be afraid that this bias is just part of who I am. I believe by acknowledging even those feelings I can come closer to being a better ally, having stronger relationships, and more ethically acting in my work (in informed ways).