Ages 13+ (Teens and Adults) • Free CCSS-Aligned Curriculum
For Classrooms, Staff Trainings, Community Groups, and Family Game Nights
Racism and white privilege are addressed through critical thinking,
social analysis, and team-based discussion.
Road to Racial Justice is a free, downloadable “board” game that supports and encourages cross-cultural understanding and compassionate action in order to help create a more loving and just world.
Players will become more aware that racism exists in many everyday situations (interpersonal and institutional), learn why the situations are racist (stereotyping, tokenism, cultural appropriation, etc.), and acquire tools to interrupt these kinds of situations.
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The game can be used in social studies, psychology, language arts, and other classes; after-school programs; Black History Month/National Hispanic Heritage Month programs; and camps. Free CCSS-aligned game curriculum, worksheets, and PowerPoint are available.
The game is equally valuable for adult players. Possible settings for play include:
- Family and/or friends at a game night
- Students in college or graduate school
- Teachers at meetings, retreats, and trainings
- Racial literacy facilitators with community organizations
- Facilitators in work settings
- Any adults interested in learning about racism
After responding to “Situation” cards that each describe a specific incident of racism (see samples, below), players move markers on the game board toward the finish line.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING GAME MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLING THE GAME “BOARD”
1. Go to the Request Game page and complete the form. You will receive a link via email to a website page where you can download all the game materials except for dice and sticky notes (such as Post-its) to use as game markers, which you will need to purchase.
2. Once you have downloaded the 4 game panels, print each one on a separate 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Next, arrange the 4 printed game panel pieces according to the placement directions on the corner of each panel: “Upper Left,” “Upper Right,” “Lower Left,” or “Lower Right.” Tape the panels together to form the game “board.”
GAME CARD EXAMPLES:
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REQUEST GAME MATERIALS HERE
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