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Faculty & Staff Training

Last week, faculty, staff, and administration participated in a training simulation on systemic racism. Using a reimagined version of a classic board game, each game participant experienced a different set of conditions as they strove to win the game of building wealth through income and home ownership. Players encountered a series of advantages and disadvantages that although grounded in American policies, laws, practices and norms, were not applied fairly or equitably within the player groups. As a result, participants were able to experience some of the invisible institutional and systemic conditions, occurring in real life, that drive, sustain and perpetuate racism. They were also able to explore the ways in which the racial wealth gap was created and has been sustained in our society.