New York Times: Resident Evil 5 isn’t racist

Monday, 16 March 2009 18:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Hopefully this’ll be the last word on the subject. The New York Times is the latest in a string of publications to say that Resident Evil 5 isn’t racist. Please let this be the end of it.

Let’s get this out of the way: Resident Evil 5 is not a racist game.

For at least a year some black journalists have been wringing their hands about whether the game, the latest in the seminal survival-horror series, inflames racist stereotypes because it is set in Africa. The answer is no…

So Resident Evil 5 exposes the perhaps uncomfortable truth that blacks and Arabs can become zombies too, just like anyone else. Blacks and Arabs do not have a secret anti-zombie gene. And just like all the thousands of white, Asian and Hispanic zombies that have been dispatched in innumerable other games before them, the African zombies must also be destroyed, or at least neutralized.

That it? Really? Get a lot more words through the link.

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