Zaheera Soomar shares an article that uses the game of monopoly to illustrate how the effects of inequality endure and impact the players.
I attended a racial equity workshop this weekend and this example was shared with me.. which I thought was hugely powerful! I have always spoken out about race, gender, discrimination and fairness but its always been deeply personal and subjective – how can it not! I am a Muslim woman of colour, born in South Africa (a country built on apartheid and still suffering the consequences of racism), with strong traditional Indian heritage and culture, wears a hijab because of my religion and has very strong principles and values that guide my decisions. Its always subjective. And because of that – it can come across very strongly. I have been trying to find different ways to talk about this without making it personal. This example gave me just that – and I wanted to share it!
A simple game of monopoly….
A US professor teaching racial justice talks to her class about white privilege, power, affirmative action and how it’s being implemented to correct racism in this world, and specifically in the US.
Points in this article include:
- Impact of the game
- Reflections of the students
- Recommendations from the students
Read the full article, When the rules are fair, but the game isn’t…., on LinkedIn.