Cancel Culture Now Coming After Games…Board Games
The Cancel Culture is a poison in our society that quickly comes in and ruins anything that it touches.
Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the Cancel Culture extent its reach to all areas of celebrity status. This includes professional athletes, singers, and actors.
This also extends to politicians, tv shows, movies, words, food, and now apparently board games.
I think that there must be people out there whose sole purpose in life is to find something and to try and label it as racist.
In a piece for The Atlantic titled, “The Prices on Your Monopoly Board Hold a Dark Secret,” and subheaded, “The property values of the popular game reflect a legacy of racism and inequality,” author Mary Pilon writes that a 1930s New Jersey realtor named Jesse Raiford “affixed prices to the properties on his board to reflect the actual real-estate hierarchy at the time. And in Atlantic City, as in so much of the rest of the United States, that hierarchy reflects a bitter legacy of racism and residential segregation.”
Pilon writes of Cyril and Ruth Harvey, “friends of Raiford’s who played a key role in popularizing the game,” that they lived on expensive Pennsylvania Avenue but had “previously lived on Ventnor Avenue, one of the yellow properties that represented some of Atlantic City’s wealthier neighborhoods, with their high walls and fences and racial covenants that excluded Black citizens.”
“The Harveys employed a Black maid named Clara Watson,” he notes. “She lived on Baltic Avenue in a low-income, Black neighborhood, not far from Mediterranean Avenue. On the Monopoly board, those are priced cheapest, at $60.”
This biggest problem is the fallacy that’s committed here in the left’s idea that if black people aren’t doing as well as other people, it’s because of racism. What about other factors that may be at play. What about the massive rate of single-motherhood among the black community? Do they think this contributes to any negative aspects in life? I know that it does.
What about the ab**tion rate among the black community? They’re literally killing themselves off. Does this contribute to any negative aspects in life?
Do they commit more crime per capita than other groups of people? Might this have any negative aspects?
The answers to all of these questions are obvious, and racism isn’t the answer. Racism isn’t making them do all of those things.