In 1970 Psychology Today published a board game where players were divided into white and black, and had to make economic progress while competing with each other. Based on Monopoly, the idea was to demonstrate how the odds were stacked against black people in society by having different rules for each race in the game.
Whites started out with $1 million, blacks with $10,000 and each race had different opportunity decks. While whites could buy property in any part of the board, blacks were limited to certain areas until they had accumulated at least $100,000 and were outright banned from property in the ‘suburban zone’.
Needless to say, it turned out to be one of the most controversial board games of all time and even merited an article in Time magazine:
The game, produced by Psychology Today Games (an off shoot of the magazine) now on sale ($5.95) at major department stores, was developed at the University of California at Davis by Psychology Department Chairman Robert Sommer. It was conceived as a painless way for middle-class whites to experience—and understand—the frustrations of blacks. In Sommer’s version, however, the black player could not win; as a simulation of frustration, the game was too successful. Then David Popoff, a Psychology Today editor, redesigned the game, taking suggestions from militant black members of “US” in San Diego. The new rules give black players an opportunity to use—and even to beat—the System.
Although turning Monopoly into an attempt to draw people’s attention to social issues seems a little bit of a long shot, it’s worth noting that the original version of Monopoly itself, called ‘The Landlord’s Game‘, was designed to demonstrate how the current economic system led to inequality and bankruptcy.
Psychology Today’s board game division seems to have been short-lived but other titles included The Cities Game – that involved ‘urban tension, corruption and the undercurrents of city politics’; and Woman and Man where ‘Each woman must accumulate enough Status Quo points (100) to prove her equality to men. Each man must collect enough Status Quo points (100) to prove once and for all a woman’s place is beneath his’.
Fun for all the family.
Link to 1970 Time article on the ‘Blacks and Whites’ board game.
Link to game details and photos on BoardGameGeek.
Thousands of University of Dayton students riot last night in Dayton, Ohio after UD’s latest basketball win. Reportedly, the uncontrollable students hit a newswoman, injured several enforcement officials, and damaged city property. 28 people were arrested. I suspect that this was predominately made up of people who classify themselves as “white”. As such, enforcement officials were able to retain the suspects without fatally shooting anyone. Well done.
University of Dayton, a private Catholic institution, is notorious for the illegal drinking and unruly behavior of its mostly white-classified student body. When will the city of Dayton and University of Dayton get these students under control permanently? Last year, on March 17th, enforcement officials from 10 jurisdictions were called out to contain hundreds of intoxicated and violent students. In mid-March of this year, enforcement officials increased patrol of UD significantly, to dissuade the students from engaging in their violent and alcohol-fueled behavior. They were successful. Unfortunately, yesterday evening, they did not take the same adequate precautions to prevent the latest UD “violent disturbance”.
The students, even go so far as to nickname their residential area as the “ghetto” despite being surrounded by resources and privilege. The University of Dayton spent approximately $7 million renovating this so-called ghetto in 1989 in hopes that it would improve student behavior. This White Supremacist nickname for the area demonstrates how people who classify themselves as “white” and who practice Racism, often characterize their own willful misbehavior as somehow associated with black people (the innately criminal, according to the Racists (White Supremacists)). Neely Fuller Jr., author of the UICCSC, has long pointed out that the “ghetto” is not a place. It’s a person. A black person. A Victim of Racism, who is associated with inferior status and behavior.
UD is not a ghetto. Its students are not behaving “ghetto”. They are behaving as criminals. UD campus is apparently filled with violent and misbehaving students who most likely classify themselves as “white”. You can be sure that there will be no reports associating their repeated criminal behavior as genetic. This is correct because there is no definitive proof of a criminal gene. However, there is a system of Racism (White Supremacy) in place that largely shields people who classify themselves as “white” from their own misconduct and innumerable crimes.
Replacing a system of Racism (White Supremacy) with Justice means that no one is mistreated for any reason, and the people who need the most help get the constructive help they need.
I am a 16-year-old blond. Probably all I have to do is cry in front of the jury and they’re going to feel sorry for me.
Dylan Schumaker, 17, a convicted child murderer and Racist Suspect, made this statement while in custody for the murder of his girlfriend’s son. The statement was recorded by enforcement officials and used against Schumaker during sentencing. He was later convicted for the beating death and sentenced to 25 years to life.
Schumaker’s fate may have rested largely on his statement, bragging about his status and, indirectly, white domination. So his assumption was not illogical in the least given the monumental evidence that we live in a system of Racism (White Supremacy). After all, there are endless examples of lenient judgments for defendants who classify themselves as “white” such as the recent “affluenza” case. There is also evidence that enforcement officials illegally and systematically lower the chances that black people will become jurors.
African and Mexican people in America understand what (white welfare is)? its 5 white cops against one Mexican in front of his family white supremacy police enforcement dedicate their lives toward genocide against people of color 24 hours a day 7 days a weekps; you can hear the white refined racist police officer tell her he’s the victim he’s the one that is bleeding and she should feel sad for him and identify with him as a victim while her husband is dying brutally murdered in front of her and her daughters face (white people to the rescue) is the worst trick ever played on people color