PIN is excited to announce a collaboration with Interactive Diversity Solutions, creator of a web-based learning game called (Don’t) Guess My Race. This game in a one-of-a-kind interactive diversity program based on social science research that promotes cultural understanding, increases empathy and reduces bias, all wrapped up in a fun game.
Participants who play (Don’t) Guess My Race explore race and identity in an interactive manner by clicking through photographs of everyday people and using visual cues to guess how that person answered the question, “What race are you?” With thousands of game players each year, this partnership will generate many new PIN sources as players respond to questions on a PIN query embedded within the game that invites them to reflect on their own identity and share their experiences. There is also a question asking players to share something important they want people to know about their identity or the way race affects their life.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with PIN to engage feedback and empower the conversation in new and exciting ways,” says Dr. Michael Baran, cultural anthropologist and president of Interactive Diversity Solutions. “The goal of (Don’t) Guess My Race is to get people thinking about race and identity from a societal and historical perspective. It’s also incredibly productive for people to locate and think about themselves in relation to these larger forces and for journalists to be connected to real people and their stories.”
Don’t only take our word for it, you should go play the demo!