GOG.com Tweet Backlash

GOG.com tweets about as tweet they made before removing it due to controversy, saying "we clearly messed up here." VG247 has details on the deleted tweet, saying it was a promotional image for Postal 2 which showed someone urinating on a headstone marked "games journalism." They note this as a call out to the GamerGate movement, which was highly critical of the gaming press, but is also the target of criticism itself over allegations of misogyny and sexism, and VG247 says they are dropping coverage of GOG.com as a result of this. The tweet has inspired lots of responses, many of which are complaints about the original tweet, but there are many posts critical of the apology as well. This tweet offers thoughts on the controversy, but we do not understand their reference to the significance of the date except that there were many GamerGate headlines around this time in 2015. Here's their post:

  • The intention behind our tweet was to inform about a release known for controversial content.
  • Unfortunately, we've failed to make the association between the image, the date, and an abusive movement.
  • Our intention was never to hurt or condone hate.
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Racism against whites is definitely a thing as I've experienced it myself. The difference, as Beamer stated, is that racism against whites almost exclusively occurs uncommonly on a social interaction level, (with one major exception that I won't mention here as it's a contentious topic unto itself) whereas minorities see it on social and institutional levels on a much larger scale, thus the consequences can be far more severe.

I still doubt the validity of the statement that the majority of minorities experience racism every day. My work experience for the last 18 years has been in Memphis TN, a region where (ironically perhaps) minorities make up the majority by a significant margin. Due to simple demographics, the places where I have worked (industrial manufacturing environments) the work force has been made up largely of minorities, from entry level workers through supervisory roles and into higher management. Our mill manager is of minority ethnicity. These particular workers experience no racism at all at work (which is indicative of the effectiveness of the zero bigotry tolerance corporations have adopted and I have heard first hand in conversations with them) where they spend 12 to 16 hours a day. After which they go home. The majority of them live locally, so the likelihood of them experiencing racism outside of work is also diminished. Even the Memphis police force is made up of many minority officers, who tend to work the more minority-heavy areas of the city (something I think is very wise on the part of the MPD) which lessens the likelood of profiling (real or perceived).

All in all the "good ole southern boys" - derisively referred to as 'rednecks' by many here and elsewhere - and the predominantly minority workforce get along well and respectfully. In almost two decades I've not seen or heard of a single account of racism, institutional or otherwise, at the workplace, and outside of work only occasionally, far from every day.

EDIT Apologies if some of what I wrote is hard to understand - I have a bad habit of adding to certain sentences for clarity which can end up having the opposite effect.

This comment was edited on Jul 23, 2018, 10:44.
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