Right or Racist?
Peter Bradley, American Renaissance, September 9, 2022
The Dissident Right has begun to use art and literature to subvert taboos. This is a great tactic, but art and literature are not the only ways around the censors. One novel attempt to spread some truth about race is a trivia game called Right or Racist.
The thinking behind the game, according to the creator’s Kickstarter, was this:
America is a divided country. One side claims that America has become too racist, sexist and hateful, while the [other] side says people have become too sensitive and politically correct. I created this game to help shed some light on the truth, and try to determine once and for all, what is right and what is racist. I hope that this game becomes a tool for us to learn about one another and ourselves, engage in useful dialogue, and most importantly, to laugh at ourselves.
The game makes players answer questions that are often about race, but also feminism, homosexuality, politics, regional and national differences, and other controversial issues. Some questions, such as “Is a hotdog a sandwich?” are not controversial, and may be included to keep the mood light and fun.
The game sells for $26.95 on Amazon and arrived a day or two after ordering. It is also available on sites such as Walmart if you don’t want to support Amazon, which censors dissidents. The game is independently produced, but is polished and professional; it looks like a game you would buy in a store. Right or Racist is meant for 3-to-10 participants and comes with 300 stereotype cards, 100 player cards and 100 debate cards. You can also buy expanded packs to augment the game.
Stereotype cards present a statement, and players decide if it is right (true) or racist (false).
Debate cards are subjective statements that players vote on to determine if the statement is right or racist.
Participants use the player cards to vote on whether the stereotype and debate cards are right or racist.
How to play
Ten player cards are dealt to each player. The stereotype and debate cards are shuffled together in a separate stack. Each round, someone takes a turn as the “Big-It” who reads each card from the deck. All players choose “Right” (true) or “Racist” (false) for each stereotype that comes up. Once all players respond, the “Big-It” turns over the card to show the answer. If you are right, you get your player card back. If you’re wrong, you lose your card.
When a debate card comes up, all players again vote “Right” (agree) or “Racist” (disagree) simultaneously. After the vote, players debate and the majority vote wins. Again, winning voters keep their player cards and losing votes lose their player cards.
The game ends after someone loses all 10 player cards. He is the loser, and the player who still has the most player cards wins. Right or Racist comes with a scorecard that shows its lighthearted tone.
The core of the game is the questions themselves. Here is a selection.
There are also some cards that, at least on the surface, make whites look bad or imply that race is only skin deep:
As noted, not all the cards deal with race:
Some cards are more philosophical or meant to add levity to the game:
Subverting PC through comedy?
The creator of Right or Racist, Matthew Hanna, is a financial analyst who said he developed the game to spur debate. In a 2021 interview he said, “I wanted to get people talking, people from all perspectives because it’s not just left politics and right politics, it’s also black, white, lesbian, gay, trans, or whatever community people are from. Everyone has a different perspective.”
Mr. Hanna said the game can help us “learn about each other” and also have fun. But does someone familiar with “The Color of Crime” and the facts about national IQ believe the anti-white propaganda pushed by every institution in the US? Even several of the cards that make whites look bad might cause people to ask questions about per capita racial demographics and who is really overrepresented in certain crimes.
If Amazon reviews are any indication, Right or Racist is popular. There are 1,638 ratings with 67 percent giving the game 5 stars and 13 percent giving it 4 stars. It has an average rating of 4.3 stars (out of 5). Here are some sample reviews:
“Wow, did this game start some major debates. Major! It ended up being a political discussion and argument with conservatives and liberals. But it was all in good fun. Probably not a game you want to play with someone who is too sensitive”
“I purchased this game for my nephew’s birthday who is in his late 30’s. He has a [email protected]$$ personality who pulls no punches but is a funny loyal friend to all! He has told me multiple times that this is by far the best gift he has ever gotten! On the way home from his party they played the game in the car with his good friend (who is colored) and his in laws! The entire 45 min was filled with laughter and splitting sides! Now mind you if you are easily offended this game might not be for you, but if your friend circle is a mixture of culture and colors and you all can laugh at your differences this too could be a fun addition to your game stash!”
“Great game, huge hit at this year’s Secret Santa! Not only is it fun to play (especially after a few drinks) but brings out a good discussion as well. Highly recommend! Beats “Cards against humanity” anyday, especially in this day and age.”
Not everyone is a fan. A leftist named Julia is not laughing:
“Once you realize this game is all about a certain political party as opposed to neutral facts, the game becomes a whole lot easier and not funny at all. Bought this game thinking it would make people check their racism and ask themselves “do I really stereotype?” But instead the answer is just part of a political formula.”
Julia is right to worry. Playing Right or Racist will educate any open-minded person, especially if this is done in a fun and entertaining way. Perhaps it will lead more curious players to research the issues raised in the game. They could well find their way to American Renaissance and other dissident sites. If you enjoy trivia games consider adding it to your collection.