Entitlement BINGO – Social Justice Edition

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Social justice work is taxing, which means we need to have a little fun and call out fakequity in jest. Today we give you the next Entitlement BINGO card – Social Justice Edition.

In our collective work around social justice, racial equity, and community building work the Fakequity team has heard these excuses, lines, and witnessed these actions many times. This is our way of saying if you see yourself on the board, we aren’t calling you out. Many of us have committed these fakequity sins. In order to get closer to racial equity we need to grow and learn how to spot fakequity so we can stop fakequity and get to equity.

We offer this BINGO card in good spirit. We do not recommend leaving it lying around with people’s names on it. No one wants to see their name in a square on this BINGO card.

Some suggestions on how to use it:

  • Take the topics and start conversations about how privilege shows up in our social justice work
  • Use it to debrief a meeting asking attendees to talk about how power showed up
  • If you are leading a meeting share it at the beginning of the meeting to remind people of behaviors we want to squash

Share your suggestions for comments to put in the squares or how you think it might be used. If we gather enough material we’ll make another BINGO board.

PDF Download here: entitlement bingo Social Justice Version.
Entitlement BINGO — All About Me.

Posted by Heidi, with manini (little) help from Erin

Entitlement BINGO– What About ME!

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If you are reading this blog post you probably know about the fakequity chart. We were worried about being a one-chart wonder so we worked hard to bring you our second chart—Entitlement BINGO. Like the fakequity chart this one makes fun of things said, done, or not done. It is also meant to help us all recognize and call out our privilege and entitlement.

Entitlement BINGO was born out an annoyance of listening to people talk about themselves and feel that equity work should be centered on their needs versus community needs. There are times we may slip into entitlement and privileged positions. The true test is can we recognize and own our privilege, and figure out why we are uncomfortable and feeling the need to take control or prove something. Entitlement BINGO is a way to keep us in check.

Please remember it is a bit of a joke, so don’t really play it and leave it lying around with people’s names on it. Equity work is about building relationships, not making enemies.

Some suggestions on how to use it:

  • Ice breaker BINGO, have people ask others if they have heard or experienced what is written
  • Use it in meetings and have table monitors watch for things that might fall into the categories, names don’t have to be written perhaps just tallies
  • Use it to start a conversation about how privilege shows up in your work

Share your suggestions for comments to put in the squares or how you think it might be used. If we gather enough new material we’ll make a second or third BINGO board.

If you would like a PDF copy please email: fakequity@gmail.com. Click on the picture to see a larger version, double click to read it.

posted by Erin