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    Sale 2408 | Lot 234
    Price Realized: $553With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2408 Lot 234

      RACIST MONOPOLY (CIVIL RIGHTS.) Blacks & Whites: The Role Identity & Neighborhood Action Game. Board game. 11 3/4x9x2 1/4 inches, complete with instructions, game board, two dice, game pieces, and playing money; in pristine condition. California: Psychology Today, 1970

      Estimate $300 - 400

      This satirical Monopoly-esque board game was made to underscore the socioeconomic disparities between Blacks & Whites. It was "designed for educational use . . . to give middle-class whites a taste of the helplessness that comes from living against implacable odds." The game begins when 3 to 9 players select whether to play as white or black. White players are then instructed to begin with $1,000,000; black players begin with just $10,000. The goal of the highly controversial game is to achieve economic equality, yet the game is strategically designed to make a black win impossible.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $553