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Is this racist?

posted by Doctanian on - last edited - Viewed by 2.3K users

Is it racist to wish that the season 2 protagonist will be another minority?

I mean, with Lee, the game broke so many unfortunate traditions in gaming. And with the Walking Dead in general. After that travesty that was T-Dog's character, I was glad to have Lee. But now that he's gone, I fear TellTale will go the typical cut and paste brown-haired white male route.

I know it shouldn't matter, but on a certain level, it does. Especially when it comes to video games and the representation of diversity. I mean, majority of video game protagonists look like this:

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We have enough Nathan Drakes. Your thoughts?

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  • you could add delusional and retarded to that too.

  • @slough said: You totally missed the point of my post.

    1) It's impossible to be racist against white people. I'm not going to argue with you about this so let's agree to disagree.
    2) I'm white, as I said before, lol. I don't have an issue playing white people but I think that we have had plenty of positive representation and it's time to let other people have a turn every once in a while. And not every white person is a grizzled guy in their 30s, either. I'd like to see more characters like me, as OP would. To me personally, skin color doesn't matter so much, but I totally understand where they are coming from.
    3) Lee is extremely nuanced and that's what's great about his character, but I feel uncomfortable saying more because, again, I'm white and I don't think it's really my place to say if his representation was negative or not.

    1) That arguement comes from a lack of understanding about what racisim is and is most oflten spouted by racists that don't want to take responsibility for their hateful thoughts and deeds. I couldn't disagree with you more, but as long as you are willing to leave it alone, then I will agree to disagree with you.

    2) Most games in this country are made by whites, and played by people that also happen to be white. It is understandable that the characters are also frequently white as well. To be frank, I don't care about my characters skin color all that much.

    3) You have the right to your opinion, no matter what your skin color is. Lee can be seen as both negative and positive. You shouldn't need to have black skin in order to say that.

  • @Cerrano said: you could add delusional and retarded to that too.

    I don't know what happened to all of the gifts and advantages that I was supposed to receive for being born white (maybe they mixed up my address and sent them to somebody else), but someone sure owes me one hell of an explanation. :p

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    Jennifer Moderator

    I'm closing this because this has degraded too much. Please don't insult other users in the future. It's alright to argue, but it's not OK insult people's posts or to insult people's beliefs, style, or tastes. Please be considerate to people in the future.

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