Tool: Solo Rewind

Recognizing Multiple Lenses

The Challenge: Racial color blindness prevents designers from seeing the challenges BIPOC users and co-workers face. This results in products that can be unintentionally harmful and perpetuate historic balances of power. Be cautious of phrases like “I don’t see color, I design for everyone”


What is the activity? Questionnaire


What is the Tenet? Limits of Liberalism


How many people? Solo (one)


How long does it take? 30 min

When should we use this tool in the design process?

The place for this is in the planning stage


What is this Equity Beat?

The COBRAS Color-blindness of Racial Attitudes Scale is used to individually see where you may have gaps in recognizing different people's experiences.

The Purpose

Multiculturalism is the opposite of color blindness. It is about our seeing differences and being more open to empathizing with those around us.

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Explore gaps where you may be racially color-blind, and learn how to see in color.

How to play Solo Rewind

There will be a link back to step 2 in your survey results

Step 1:

Take this survey. This is not a test, but a chance to become self-aware of where we stand on the racial color blindness spectrum.

- COBRAS Color-blindness of Racial Attitudes Scale.

Step 2:

When you receive your results, look at these 3 resources to help understand racial color blindness in each category:

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Unawareness of Racial Privileges
Unawareness of Institutional Discrimination
Unawareness to Blatant Racial Issues
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What impact can you make?

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Recognize your own color blindness.

Discover awareness around racial issues.

Avoid color-blindness but embrace multiculturalism.