About

(Don’t) Guess My Race was developed by Dr. Michael Baran, a cultural anthropologist who has studied race and diversity issues for 20 years and taught about those issues at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. The educational features of this game come from established research in anthropology, psychology, history, sociology, political science and cultural studies.

The object of the game is to examine photographs of everyday people and to use visual cues to guess how that person answered the question, “What race are you?” Students then see the answer along with a direct quote from the person interviewed. Reading the quote opens a small window into that person’s experience with this powerful category of identity. Students then click to the next screen to read a fact or provocative question related to that person’s self-identification or quote. The photograph, quote and fact all work together to deconstruct taken-for-granted ideas about race and to stimulate students to come to their own critical thinking perspectives on culture, identity, structural inequality and history more broadly.

Highlights

  • 20-question assessment ensuring students are learning and retaining key lessons, with data tracking for teachers.
  • Develops critical perspective on diversity issues.
  • Stimulates productive discussions and group bonding.
  • Improves relationships amongst student body.
  • Enhances insight into cultural construction of identity.
  • 150 stunning photographs of real people from varied backgrounds.
  • Fact pages have suggestions and references for further scholarly readings.
  • Includes supplementary materials — group discussion questions and suggestions for ways to use the program.

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