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(Please don’t sue us. – The Swain)
Is Resident Evil 5 racist? Short answer: No. Long answer:
A white guy goes to Africa and shoots up a bunch of Africans who were up to that point minding their own business. Is this a video game or real life about 400 years ago? Saying you aren’t allowed to kill black people means you’ve just removed an entire continent off the map. Like it or not, Africa is mostly made up of black people. If you set a game in Africa, reality check, it must have black people.
Isn’t it more intrinsically racist to say that black people aren’t allowed to be shot?
After all it’s okay to kill Arabs, Bolivians, British, Chechens, Chinese, Colombians, Cubans, Filipinos, French, Germans, Hispanics, Indians, Indonesians, Inuit, Italians, Japanese, Koreans, Kurds, Latinos, Malaysians, Mexicans, Palestinians, Panamanians, Persians, Romanians, Russians, Slavs, Venezuelans, Vietnamese and Native Americans.
We cannot segregate an entire race of people from their rights. We cannot doom them to inequality.
(Cue the cheezy inspirational music here. – The Swain)
I have a dream today.
A dream that every person shall live in a world where they will not be shot in the head based on color of their skin, but by the content of their machine gun.
I have a dream that one day all people will be equal and be curb-stomped regardless of their race, color or creed.
And when it happens, when we let it ring from every shooter and every genre, from every handheld and every console, we will be able join hands and sing, “n00bs at last, n00bs at last, thank God almighty we have shot the n00bs at last.”