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So all the hype over sexism in gaming, what about racism?

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  • aleosaleos na, INPosts: 1,863Member Uncommon
  • ikarrianikarrian SPosts: 122Member
    Exactly OP. What about it? its everywhere, in real world and it effects the imaginary worlds aswell that we create.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,279Member Uncommon

    Two wrongs don't make a right, but it damn sure works. 

     

    As a black gamer myself, I first ran into this in C.O.D.. It was amazing the amount of times you would hear slurs throughout a game play session. The problem was it just didn't seem like there was anything I could say that carried the same weight to the offender. 

     

    A few years later I stater playing SC2 with a friend of a friend, also black. Maaan this dude is one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure to speak with. What he would do, almost form the momnet we entered a match, he would begin this venomous string of foul racial slurs, "You F$$$ N### should go #$$#@!"

     

    I mean this dude would come up with stuff that would make David Duke proud. The thing is he was saying these things to white people. The shocked responses  they gave were astounding. "I'm not a N!!!" "WTF uou calling me a N for," and so on. I mean they would get soooo pissed. 

     

    So OP if you run into it again, try what my friend does. You'll be surprised. image

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Onomas
    Yes in gangster rap, which I don't like.

    But not all rap. You don't get chuck D going around calling women bitches and hos.

    You could say the sake with Caribbean music, there's some vile homophobia in some dancehall stuff. But that doesn't mean people like bob marley or toots don't have a positive message.
  • xSyngexxSyngex streetsboro, OHPosts: 44Member
    Originally posted by Drolkin

    I am a white Canadian male and have continously been called a cracker over the years.  I have never ownd a slave and condone it. 

     

    I am tired of it.

    This

  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Onomas
    Yes in gangster rap, which I don't like.

    But not all rap. You don't get chuck D going around calling women bitches and hos.

    You could say the sake with Caribbean music, there's some vile homophobia in some dancehall stuff. But that doesn't mean people like bob marley or toots don't have a positive message.

    Yes you are correct and some metal music also does this, sorry for the generalization. Wasnt my intention, just as a referrence.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,669Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Two wrongs don't make a right, but it damn sure works. 

    As a black gamer myself, I first ran into this in C.O.D..

    Dude, I feel for you, man. It's almost as if you get points for being insanely racist and offensive there.

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Loco:
    Yeah forgot about gw, oops.
  • FatDrunkFatDrunk Las Vegas, CAPosts: 4Member

    Racism I am not surprised and it's an unfortunate fact in both society and the nerd-world. Look at the history of the United Statues itself or any other 'western' culture and one bell rings true.

    The degration and mistreatment of minorities. Now let's take a look at the game industry itself:

     

    How many minorities are in CEO positions in gaming?

    How many minorities are designing the games (Clothing, Style, attributes)

    How many minorities are writing the script for said games?

    When has a video-game ever starred a minority character without them being the fool(Saints Row 3), a gangster(GTA, Walking Dead), the side-kick, a pimp, or a just pure sex object to shake butt or have sex with(Citra in Far Cry 3)?

    When was the last-video-game released that had a minority as the lead character of the story that isn't a criminal?

     

    Literally almost none. This will only began to change if there are more minorities recruited in real-life in IT programs and colleges and in gaming career.  There still exist a superiority complex and it shows a lot in the gaming comunnities themselves. 

    I would not be surprise if hate-groups and their sympathisers are in the gaming communities as this is posted to this date. It is not done only to African Americans. It is done to others (asians) as well too the discrimination.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    I think it mainly shocked me online, because in real life bar a couple of incidents with some mouth breathing lowlifes and some over enthusiastic policing, and a few suspicious look from old people I've not really had that much to complain about in real life. Your racist dickhead groups over here tend to have it in for Asians first and foremost.
  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYPosts: 346Member
    i feel your pain. i come into vent and say one thing...all of a sudden obama jokes start happening, and i didn't even vote for the guy.
  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon
    Does anyone even know where the N word came from and its true meaning? because if you did the N word would not bug you. Uneducated racism is the worst. Ill explain it to you if you need to know, its not as bad as you think. Just makes the enire racism thing look silly.
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