Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jun 2, 2020, 22:46:
Black game developers are underrepresented. This is probably because the minority as a whole is disadvantaged in this country. This would support more black game developers.
Do all industries need to have equal amounts of all races though? Black people are over represented in other industries, sports and music being two that come to mind, so should we stop some of them to make way for more Chinese rappers, Indian pop stars, Arabic NFL players, or Jewish Basketball players? (well OK if someone wants to go back in time and stop Kriss Kross, I won't have any issues with that)
Given that African American's make up such a small portion of the population, to absolutely dominate athletics and have such a huge influence in pop-culture is pretty impressive if you ask me. On average, different races and nations and cultures are just better at different things. There's nothing wrong with that - it's just further proof that people should be treated as individuals based on their merit instead of treating all people of some arbitrary reason (in this case skin color, or heritage) in a certain way.
If you want diversity, then stop trying make everyone be the same. Every human deserves the same amount of human rights and freedoms, regardless of their occupation, so I don't really know why it's we'd need to make everyone be equal in numbers in each industry. It's not about making everyone the same, it's about treating everyone with the same respect.
For $1M you could do a lot more to support black communities, especially targeting people who need it most. Then again, perhaps the research shows that this kind thing has a snowballing effect, where a successful black game developer will then influence more black people to get educated and find a way out of the poverty cycle, then great!Anyway HUMBLE is not doing this to solve racism, or poverty. It's going to take a lot more than $1M. This gesture is an act of solidarity, and this is quite appropriate given current events. This comment was edited on Jun 3, 2020, 00:27.
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