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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I ♥ The Escapist

So, while so many (myself included) were thinking about race simply in the context of the Sony adds, someone writing for The Escapist took it to a new level. Totally impressive.

The Escapist - You Got Your Race in My Video Game
C-Note is a joke about being clearly, unavoidably black in an online space where everyone is assumed to be white and male until proven otherwise. While there's nothing bad about fish-out-of-water humor, per se, laughing at Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour is substantially different from mocking some hapless kid for committing the social faux pas of being black in white-space.

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