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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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123. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 5, 2013, 15:24 RollinThundr
Beamer wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 15:18:
R-e-a-d-i-n-g c-o-m-p-r-e-h-e-n-s-i-o-n

Total failure.

I said average, not all. Jesus, motherfucking jesus, holy shit are you stupid to think "average" means all. Did you even have a functional brain?

And here are the census results backing that up you goddamn moron too stupid to understand what people say and too dumb to ever use Google.

I know I'm going overboard here, but holy shit, to say "average" means "all" is, like, the absolute dumbest thing I've seen here in what, 16 years of reading and a decade of posting?

I misread average as all, my apologies, still however, if that really is your outlook I still feel bad for you. Worrying so much about skin color in 2013 and acting like people can't be in control of their own lives regardless if they're white, black, or space alien is something we most likely won't see eye to eye on anyway.

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