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A New Card Game Asks, ‘Who’s Blacker?’ – NPR

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A New Card Game Asks, ‘Who’s Blacker?’ – NPR If you had to rank Harriet Tubman and Kanye West in order of blackness, who would be first? Who's blacker, Malcolm X or Martin Luther King Jr.?

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These are the type of questions a new card game, Trading Races, asks players to ponder. The rules are simple: Each player gets five cards from a 52-card deck; each card has the image of a different famous person. In every round, participants take turns throwing down one card. To win, you have to throw down the card with the “blackest” person in the bunch — a feat that players agree upon after a civil discussion (read: all-out argument) about what makes some people blacker, or less black, than others.

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