Inequality-opoly: The Board Game of Structural Racism and Sexism in America is an educational experience that transforms recent national studies into an engaging and personalized perspective-taking experience. In this game, as in the real world, certain players enjoy privileges based on their perceived identity while others face obstacles to building and sustaining wealth.

Mission

The Mission of Inequality-opoly is to spread awareness and advance discourse about how racism and sexism effect the accumulation and sustaining of wealth in America.

Overview

Inequality-opoly: The Board Game of Structural Racism and Sexism in America is an educational experience that transforms recent national studies into an engaging and personalized perspective-taking experience.

Inequality-opoly was made to transform boring diversity and inclusion trainings into an engaging, personalized, and educational experience that unfolds over time. Unlike most diversity trainings, many Inequality-opoly participants purchase the game to play at home with their families and friends. Since this game is based on a classic American property trading game, there is not a steep learning curve to pick up this game.

Gameplay

There are eight perceived identities in Inequality-opoly: Asian Man, Black Man, Latinx/Hispanic Man, White Man, Asian Woman, Black Woman, Latinx/Hispanic Woman, White Woman. As the players travel around the board they encounter and learn about the following issues:

  • Racial and Gender Pay Gap
  • Prison Industrial Complex
  • Mortgage Approval/Denial
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Insurance
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Natural Disasters
  • Student Loan Debt
  • Inheritance
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Mental Health
  • Voting Disenfranchisement
  • (Re)Employment


Learning Outcomes:

-Participants will understand the structural obstacles to building wealth as a woman and/or person of color

-Participants will become more financially literate by learning about investments, inheritance, mortgage, and assets.

-Participants will learn how structural racism and sexism intersect

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