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More Resident Evil 5 racism allegations surface

Saturday, 21st June 2008 10:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

It’s not going away. Speaking on the Young Black Writers blog, author Tolu Olorunda has raised similar concerns over Resident Evil 5′s imagery that troubled Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal after seeing footage of the game.

“What I witnessed [in the trailer] was nerve-wrecking, painful, mind-numbing and heart-racing,” said Olorunda. “It wasted no time in capitalizing upon the long history of blatant depictions of Africans as savages and helpless imbeciles. The trailer featured a Caucasian male mutilating African villages, along with Africans. With the not-so ancient history of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Africa, the issue of racial insensitivity and indifference must be brought to the centerfold.”

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  1. wz

    But then, you “mutilated” Spanish villages along with Spanish folks in RE4.

    A bit of racial indifference, in the sense of just forgetting about that stupid idea of “race” in the first place, would be a most welcome change.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. moosedtosteel

    Yea this is kind of ridiculous to me seeing how anything could be interpreted as “racist” nowadays. and also seeing how this is historically correct i wouldnt go as far as “racist” id probably stop at accurate to history but not its timeline, all the third chapter depicts is a “less developed” (materialistically) country/group of peoples that was easily susceptible to this crazy virus thing because they were a group of peoples with little to no communication with the outside world. So to me this is just a more believable approach to explaining a zombie virus being tested on a group of people. So if you have too much time on your hands , please, go ahead and say this games racist.

    #2 4 years ago

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