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Racial Inequality and the Monopoly Board Game

The Monopoly Board Game: A Symbol of Racial Inequality

“The Prices on Your Monopoly Board Hold a Dark Secret. The property values of the popular game reflect a legacy of racism and inequality.” — Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists. The version of Monopoly produced by Parker Brothers for the masses starting in the mid-1930s  was an illustrated board game of discrimination. Ironically, Lizzie […]

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