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In This Monopoly-Style Game, Race and Privilege Are Currency

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“You’re listening and learning and your DMs are open. So brave. Collect $50,000,” reads an opportunity card reserved for players of white characters in Blacks & Whites: 50th Anniversary Edition, a “socially conscious” tabletop game about privilege and inequity in real estate and American society. “The government begins an ‘urban renewal project!’ Lose all property in the Ungentrified Zone,” reads one coined only for Black characters.

Blacks & Whites is similar to Monopoly, but with a twist: The character’s race is crucial to the player’s success in the game.

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