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Ghettopoly Causing A Stir
WDIV ^ | Oct 3, 03

Posted on 10/03/2003 6:39:48 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan

Edited on 10/04/2003 8:18:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ghettopoly Causing A Stir
Board Game Offends Some, Amuses Others

POSTED: 4:55 p.m. EDT October 3, 2003

CHICAGO -- Those familiar pieces to the Monopoly game are the shoe, the thimble and the race car, but have you ever heard of the version with the gun or crack cocaine?

It's sure not your typical board game with player pieces that include a machine gun, drugs and a bottle of malt liquor. You can forget about buying up hotels -- in this game you purchase crack houses instead.

Ghettopoly is designed with every ethnic group in mind including the Irish, Asians and Latinos. The game's creator is David Chang, who immigrated to America from Taiwan 20 years ago. It seems a lot of people aren't laughing. In fact, they are offended -- calling it racist pornography and the worst of stereotypes.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asians; freep; ghettopoly; irish; latinos; monopoly; poll

1 posted on 10/03/2003 6:39:48 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
That's pretty funny. I wonder though, it is such a clear cut knock off on monopoly, isn't it going to violate Parker Brothers's patent?
2 posted on 10/03/2003 7:04:09 PM PDT by swilhelm73
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3 posted on 10/03/2003 7:04:54 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
In fact, they are offended -- calling it racist pornography and the worst of stereotypes

We are the United States of the Offended. What is racist pornography? Gheeez.

4 posted on 10/03/2003 7:11:15 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7
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To: Dan from Michigan
Instead of the race car, is there a Cadillac?;)
5 posted on 10/03/2003 7:31:44 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Dan from Michigan
Just bought one!, Thanks!
6 posted on 10/03/2003 7:39:10 PM PDT by cmsgop (If you Sprinkle When You Tinkle,...Be a Sweetie and Wipe the Seatie......Priceless!!!!!!!!I saqw)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Instead of only one square per board, every other space lands you in jail. Good thing you can collect from your ho's while there.
7 posted on 10/03/2003 7:46:14 PM PDT by BMiles2112
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To: Frank_2001
Race car replaced by an Escalade (ridin' on 24's, of course)
Thimble replaced by roach clip
Hat replaced by purple feathered cap
Dog replaced by Snoop Dogg, (complete with ho's on leashes)
What else?????
8 posted on 10/03/2003 7:50:30 PM PDT by BMiles2112
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To: Dan from Michigan
Don't forget to VOTE in the poll there!!!!
9 posted on 10/03/2003 7:52:27 PM PDT by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
What is racist pornography?

David Duke with a black woman porn star?

10 posted on 10/03/2003 10:23:49 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Liberals always get offended. I mean they release pornography in California and get miffed at a mere game. One can't quite figure them out.
11 posted on 10/03/2003 10:25:55 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
What is racist pornography?

Um, Madonna not including a "sister of color" in the lesbian-like tongue swap?

12 posted on 10/03/2003 11:33:10 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
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13 posted on 10/04/2003 7:30:54 AM PDT by Ronly Bonly Jones
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To: Ronly Bonly Jones
Uh, THIS THREAD IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.

I noticed that from the given address and didn't follow it.

14 posted on 10/04/2003 8:28:04 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: swilhelm73
I think the idea is hilarious and I guarantee you if the makers would just add a few "white" pieces to the game there would be no controversy. I have bi-racial grandchildren (black mothers) and I still find the game amusing. I don't see a thing wrong with it...we live in a society where this is a reality, so why not make light of a difficult situation for those that are having to live it. I don't think it's pointing fingers at one specific race or ethnic group, or making fun of poverty....so people should lighten up and stop trying to make something out of nothing and have fun with it.
15 posted on 10/12/2003 11:46:22 AM PDT by TeeNelson
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To: defjaz54
Pathetic troll.
17 posted on 10/14/2003 11:46:12 AM PDT by Skooz (All Hail the Mighty Kansas City Chiefs)
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To: All
Anyone wanting to sell their Ghettopoly game, will pay top dollar if proven to actually be in your possession and available now...(please no replies stating "waiting for backorders to come in anyday") shelbq@hotmail.com
18 posted on 10/18/2003 11:35:50 PM PDT by shelbq333 (WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR 4 GHETTOPOLY!)
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To: shelbq333
Hey there! You can actually buy these boardgames at: www.ghettopoly.com for $30...have fun!!
19 posted on 10/29/2003 11:04:17 PM PST by beautimusd
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To: Dan from Michigan

First Ghettopoly, Now Ebonic Pursuit. Is the media and radio to blame, I think so. The crap that is forced down the throat of the kids is sex, violence, hip hop music and Drugs.
What the hell did we expect? Like the young people say, this is ill.
http://www.ebonicpursuit.com


20 posted on 06/08/2005 6:58:58 PM PDT by albertv (First Ghettopoly, Now Ebonic Pursuit!)
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To: amydelay1; albertv

Now that's odd, two one-time posters remarking on the same very old thread, several months apart.


22 posted on 10/22/2005 5:26:59 AM PDT by Sloth (You being wrong & me being closed-minded are not the same thing, nor are they mutually exclusive.)
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