... and it worked.
The idea was to modify board games to demonstrate some kind of inequality.
Hubby came in and facilitated a poker game. The students randomly got cups of M & Ms they were supposed to use as poker chips. The cups had vastly different numbers of M & Ms in them. Also, Hubby gave a pretty brief set of instructions as to how to play.
Of course, the point was to demonstrate a couple of ways in which people are unequal -- both in financial terms and in education. The assignment was to make a connection between the game and affirmative action.
Most of them got it -- and more than a few recognized how it might be the case that affirmative action makes things more fair.... or, at least they could see how it might be justified.
So -- to whomever inspired me -- THANKS!