It is always shocking to see inequality in action and the “Unfair Race” video is no exception.  But it is also a cautionary tale.  These kinds of exercises are gut wrenching for participants and easily picked apart by onlookers.  The value is in the experience and the delivery is paramount.  I urge you to watch the video with compassion for those who live inequality, but don’t stop there.  Use this as a Call To Action and find a way to honour the participants with one positive act of your own.

If you are an educator looking for an opportunity to recreate this experience for students, try this similar experience from Population Connection.  While it is similar, it allows students to separate themselves from the process if necessary.

The Unfair Race: geography and population