Magic: The Gathering launches Black Is Magic, focusing on equity and inclusion

Alongside the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, the tabletop gaming community had its own series of reckonings with injustice. Voices throughout the hobby games industry called for recognition of racism and its impact on Black, indigenous, and people of color. Some of the most vocal criticism was levied against Wizards of the Coast, whose marquee products include Magic: The Gathering.

In June, the publisher of Magic banned several cards that included racist language and imagery, and issued a formal apology for its past misdeeds. The company also hired Jontelle Leyson-Smith to be its first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. On Monday, Wizards makes its most visible step yet with
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