Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS)

Self-reported survey designed to assess denial of the existence of racism and racial dynamics. Higher scores on each of the CoBRAS factors and the total score are suggested to be related to greater:  (a) global belief in a just world; (b) sociopolitical dimensions of a belief in a just world, (c) racial and gender intolerance, and (d) racial prejudice.

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Social Awareness
Subdomain

Stereotype threat susceptibility; Unawareness of racial privilege; Unawareness of institutional discrimination; Unawareness of racial Issues

Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
20 items
Administration
Computer,
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Contact

Helen Neville: hneville@uiuc.edu

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Keum, B. T., Miller, M. J., Lee, M., & Chen, G. A. (2018). Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale for Asian Americans: Testing the factor structure and measurement invariance across generational status. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 9(2), 149–157. https://doi.org/10.1037/aap0000100

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Neville, H. A., Lilly, R. L., Duran, G., Lee, R. M., & Browne, L. (2000). Construction and initial validation of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47(1), 59–70. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.47.1.59

Item Type
Likert