Guess Who isn’t included?


This weekend, my son had his first spontaneous recogniztion of how people of color are left out of "mainstream" society.

He’s been sick, so we have been playing endless games to keep him occupied. We just finished a series of "Guess Who" games, in which each player has 24 "people" and the object is to guess which one the other player has singled out. You ask questions like, "Does your person have a hat?" and if the answer is "yes" then you flip down all the people who don’t have hats, etc.

After we finished our game, my son says, "Mom, this game is kind of racist. How come there’s no black people or Asians in this game? They show men and women, but they are all white."

Good question, son. Well, Hasbro? Got an answer for him?