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Diversity in the Police Force

This is a negotiation-based simulation game that addresses a fictitious scenario. Cinnamon City has been facing problems with racial discrimination, highlighted by the release of two studies pointing to racial profiling by policemen and discriminatory hiring practices within the police department.

The game prompts participants to think about different approaches communities might choose to increase diversity and promote intercultural understanding amongst public servants. The game also refers to the international human rights framework that prohibits racial discrimination and calls on states to promote understanding between racial-ethnic groups.


A town hall meeting is summoned in order to decide what long-term reforms the police department should implement.

The educational objectives of the simulation are:

  • Develop an understanding of different perspectives on the value of diversity to the public sector and employment;
  • Explore approaches to promoting diversity, including cultural competence in the workplace, blind applications, minority recruitment, and enforcement of quotas.

This simulation has been translated to Czech. If you are interested in using the Czech version, please get in touch with our partner organization Multicultural Center in Prague, Marek Čaněk (marek.canek(at)mkc.cz).


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