Competition at Ole Miss Designed to Foster Better Race Relations on Campus

The Emmy Award-winning Amazing Race is a popular television reality show where teams of contestants travel around the world performing various tasks and stunts.

At the University of Mississippi the format for this reality show was recently used to foster better race relations on campus. The OMazing Race pitted 20 teams of four members each. Contestants were split up into groups so that each team had people from different gender and ethnic groups and religions. The aim was to take students from different backgrounds and have them work together as a team.

The OMazing Race included a three-hour scavenger hunt across the Ole Miss campus. The winning team was awarded a $2,000 cash prize.