The Human Race

The Human Race

Meet the young ladies behind The Human Race!

Creators: Jung L., Areeta W., Rhae H., Jasmine G., Erin W.

Description: When the user begins the game, they are randomized a character who is either white, Asian, black, or Hispanic. Within sixty seconds, the main character must run through or jump over shadow characters either granting point increase or point decrease. The chances of getting either depends on which character is randomized. The dark shadow characters are representative of opportunity and disadvantage. Although privilege is not visible at all times, our game demonstrates its powerful effect.

“Privilege is a really complex idea to explain and the goal of our game was to simplify that idea for the users to have a visual understanding. What makes this so great is that our game shows the reality of privilege which often times is can be manipulated to seem different.”

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