The Village Square - Tallahassee - November 15, 2018

Have you ever played the Trading Races card game? Watch Dara Miles explain why Raven-Symoné is the blackest. We'll let the audience decide this one! If you weren't at last night's Local Color, you missed a good one.

Looking for an activity that:

Increases Black History Knowledge

Opens dialogue on race and inequality

Provides a space to critically examine social constructs of race

Challenges notions of identity

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Trading Races is a great addition to any Sociology, Psychology, Ethics, Intersectionality, African-American Studies, and Race courses to name a few!

Trading Races is fun, it’s awkward, and the best part is that it’s even educational. Battle out who the blackest person of the hand. Yes, you read that correctly. Would Rachel Dolezal out-black Stacey Dash? Is Justin Timberlake blacker than Justin Bieber? Trading Races provides a space to critically examine social constructs of race and challenges identity.

The game is an excellent platform to open up dialogue around:


Social Constructs/Norms


Social inequality






Black History

We’ve been featured by Vice News, The Nod Podcast, NPR’s CodeSwitch, Colorlines, and by Toolbox for Education & Social Action as a Game for the Resistance.

We are deeply invested in the educational and social significance of the game and are inspired by forward thinking educators and facilitators who use it in their learning spaces. We’re excited to see the work of so many educators around the United States. Prentiss Dantzler, a professor of Sociology at Colorado College, recently used the deck in his course, Inequality in the U.S and found it to be impactful and a great tool for fostering dialogue. He sent us an article about the experience.

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