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Chess? Yeah, That's Racist Too

Jeff Katz
June 24, 2020 - 3:43 pm

An Australian taxpayer-funded radio network is apparently inquiring whether the game of chess is racist because the white pieces move first.

According to Breitbart News, the discussion began when broadcaster ABC proposed a radio slot and looked to interview John Adams, an economist who represented the Australian Chess Federation in 2015.

Adams turned down the interview, but went on social media claiming the ABC insisted chess was "racist."

"The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first," he wrote on Twitter.