It wasn't about expecting my minority to be talked about despite it not being in the title, it's the attitude they take. The tone of the article is what turns me off. Everyone in the article is talking like racism, the actual, physical state of feeling anti-(insert ethnic minority here) is the root of all problems, or even just the root of this
actual problem. We can change the world if we just get serious enough about racism.
Don't get me wrong, homosexuals do this all the time too, and I don't approve of it from there anymore than here, but I'm sick of people talking about single issues like it's "fix this or its the end of days," and I'm sick of people thinking that talking to others who already share their views is making progress. An article on the Internet is going to do nothing. You and I will read it and think, "Yes, that's true, racism exists in videogames, and it's bad." Someone who's never given this any thought will read it and think either "Wow, that's crazy, I never thought of it like that" or "who cares? I just want to play videogames." The thing is, that last guy isn't the only one who's going to go out and buy videogames, all of us will.
This kind of attitude completely ignores things like why
racism occurs, why do people who are smart enough to see it deliberately perpetuate it (the aforementioned example of the exec talking about the white-boy demographic, for example) as if all we have to do to get rid of it is rage at it hard enough.
Hell, racists themselves are usually more passionate than this, but telling us in epic fashion about their beliefs doesn't change our
minds, does it?
Really, what you need to do is convince people to speak with their wallets, not convince them to be angry. It might sound like these two things should go hand in hand, but they really don't. Of all the people who read that article and agree wholeheartedly, how many do you think will boycott Gears of War 3 in protest of it's African American stereotypes?
Probably none. Certainly not enough for Epic to sit back and say "Doing this is costing us money. Let's change based on the reasons they're giving." The article is useless in this respect; a bunch of people writing about a serious topic on the Internet are not going to give anyone a good reason to change. Not the developers, and not the gamers, who care more about if their games are fun than if they're stereotyping someone's heritage.
NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES