For the vast majority of people, do you think subconscious, initial judgement of others is more based on the clothes an individual wears, or the color of their skin?
A combination of factors. I'll admit this, most people wear regular clothes. It's not likely that I will see a suit or "thug clothes" daily. Most of my judgement come from their appearance: skin color, hair style, tattoos, hair amount. But I don't
Make my final judgement based on that.
Lots of people here fooling themselves. Good, decent people. But still fooling themselves.
What? You think most people automatically judge by race first?
I know we do, myself included. Lots of scientific studies have shown this. It's unconscious and unavoidable. It's hard wired in us. That's not a judgment, it just is. We'd all be better off acknowledging it.
My first instinct was clothes but I think people are overlooking something. There are more clothes out there than a suit or a thug uniform. I think given something neutral like jeans and a t-shirt, people would judge based on color.
Definitely clothes. If I am walking down the street and I see a group of sharp dressed men in suits I think successful and educated. If I see a group of guys dressed in sweatshirts I'm thinking maybe I'll cross the street.
OMG not sweatshirts!
If it's night. I am alone. I am more apt to judge them then suit guys.
If the two choices, clothes but that's not what actually firms my first impression.
I live in the Bay Area. Billionaire executives wear jeans and hoodies, and we still have racism here.
Clothing. If someone is dressed like a slob, that speaks volumes.
I think skin color depending on location. White lady in the middle of Hispanic community will notice color more than clothes
One pair of jeans and a flannel shirt looks pretty much like any other.
Clothes I'm sure.
I, for one, get my initial impression on most (if not all) people based on their clothes. I know whenever I see a guy, black or white, dressed in a suit and tie, I think "that guy looks sharp". However, if I see a guy, black or white, dressed...
... like a gangster, I think "that guy looks like a thug". Clothes tell a lot about an individual and I'm thinking the vast majority also make their initial judgements based on someone's attire, not skin color.