There is no easy way to visualize the lived experiences and oppression of people of color. The story of the Reddings, shown here, reflects only a fraction of what communities of color have to face every day. We hope that the story of the Reddings, however, makes it clear why we must address systemic racism to close racial gaps. Only by driving home, over and over, how racial opportunity gaps are created and perpetuated can we begin to dismantle them. As the infographic shows, if life is a game, it is rigged.

Published: September 11, 2017
Contributors: Shannon Jordy Hafizah Omar