If telling someone to kill themselves appears common these days. What about racial slurs? Technically, I'm part of the tail end of the millennials I grew up with many ethnicities in high school. To be fair, it was mostly White and Asians in an affluent community but race was never an issue. My children don't understand why it is an issue. I try to explain that there were grievances close to 200 years ago, but it is difficult to articulate why there is even problems today.
Remember, children are born without a racist bone in their body. So it saddens me when I play people on SC2 that have this kind of language (and name).
After this long intro I'd like to request a poll: Is there inherent racism in video games, or is it more shock factor?
There are also additional, public, situations where top streamers utilize racial slurs. Do we think this is someone truly being racist or more inflammatory?
They're racists, screw them (31)
They know the bad words but feel like stringing them all together (aka non-intellectual) (5)
They don't know what the word is but they know it is bad (0)
130 total votes
Your vote: People Using Racist Language in Video Games
(Vote): They're racists, screw them
(Vote): They want to say the most obscene thing that comes to their mind
(Vote): They don't know what the word is but they know it is bad
(Vote): They know the bad words but feel like stringing them all together (aka non-intellectual)