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Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion

Kotaku has a running summary of an discussion taking place over twitter over whether the Tiny Tina character in Borderlands 2 is racist, based on the white character's use of clichéd African-American slang. Some have expressed the opinion that this is "verbal blackface," and after originally resisting, lead writer Anthony Burch moved on to try to expand the discussion to see if he needed to re-work the character's dialog in future releases. Randy Pitchford's take on this is that it's not racist as long as it was not written by a racist: "@reverendanthony tina is not racist because you are not racist. You're a pillar of tolerance and inclusion." Thanks nin.

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76. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 4, 2013, 09:31 RollinThundr
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 09:15:
Quboid wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 09:06:
RollinThundr wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 08:25:
n3farious wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 23:55:
Liberals will be offended at anything and everything.

Tiny Tina is the first character that I have had tears flowing down my face in laughter at in a video game. She is irreverent, crass and politically incorrect.. in the body of a sweet little girl. It works. Get over it.

Fixed that for you. Because really, conservatives don't tend to buy into PC. That's pretty much a liberal soapbox.

Oh yeah, it's just us liberals who get offended at anything and everything. That's why I'm so deeply upset about this, and why you can't ever find anyone on Fox News being offended at anything.

Trollindunder to the rescue!

It's not really trolling if it's true. Conservatives generally don't buy into the PC bandwagon. And conservatives also don't go looking for racism in things like superbowl tv commercials of all things.

Lets be honest here, offending a liberal and getting their panties into a twist isn't exactly difficult.
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