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Backbone: The Kotaku Review

I’m pretty tired of fantasy racism. At this point, portraying racism in video games through the proxies of elves forced into squalid ghettos, stateless space alien nomads, and disenfranchised robots feels a cop out. So I was surprised that I enjoyed Backbone so much, a noir adventure set in Vancouver, populated by…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Backbone Is A Noir Adventure About Racism In Anthropomorphic Vancouver

Backbone, a noir adventure game set in an anthropomorphic version of Vancouer, is coming out on June 8. I have already played the free Steam demo, Backbone: Prologue, six times.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Toyota Dealership Has Been Accused Of ‘Hostile Racial Harassment’ Of A Black Former Employee

A former employee has accused Hendrick Toyota out of Concord, North Carolina of subjecting them to”hostile racial harrassment”. Insider reports that the employee, who is Black, quit because of health issues associated with the harassmentRead more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Toyota Dealership Has Been Accused Of ‘Hostile Racial Harassment’ Of A Black Former Employee

A former employee has accused Hendrick Toyota out of Concord, North Carolina of subjecting them to”hostile racial harrassment”. Insider reports that the employee, who is Black, quit because of health issues associated with the harassmentRead more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Toyota Dealership Has Been Accused Of ‘Hostile Racial Harassment’ Of A Black Former Employee

A former employee has accused Hendrick Toyota out of Concord, North Carolina of subjecting them to”hostile racial harrassment”. Insider reports that the employee, who is Black, quit because of health issues associated with the harassmentRead more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Stop Invoking ‘The Founding Fathers’ in Political Debates

Debates concerning contentious social and political issues are often supported by an annoying crutch, stemming back to the 18th century: invoking the Founding Fathers. It’s especially common when it comes to the intractable partisanship that now defines Congress.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Do Instead of Saying ‘I Don’t See Race’

This past year, racial injustices committed against Black Americans and Asian Americans have reached new heights. Hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen 149% since the pandemic began. At the same time, worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by police further highlighted the long history of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Do Instead of Saying ‘I Don’t See Race’

This past year, racial injustices committed against Black Americans and Asian Americans have reached new heights. Hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen 149% since the pandemic began. At the same time, worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by police further highlighted the long history of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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More Game Companies Take A Public Stand Against Anti-Asian Racism Following Atlanta Shootings

A white man entered an Atlanta, Georgia spa yesterday and opened fire, killing four people and wounding another. He then drove across town and repeated this heinous act at two more locations, killing four more people. Six of the victims were Asian women, four of them of Korean descent.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Celebrate Blackness All Year Round

Each year, the U.S. sets aside a short, 28-day window in which to celebrate Blackness. Carving out a time when the whole country pauses to honor the achievements of Black folks is nice (though the fact that it happens during the shortest month of the year gives me pause), but Blackness does not only exist […]

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Celebrate Blackness All Year Round

Each year, the U.S. sets aside a short, 28-day window in which to celebrate Blackness. Carving out a time when the whole country pauses to honor the achievements of Black folks is nice (though the fact that it happens during the shortest month of the year gives me pause), but Blackness does not only exist […]

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How to Talk More Respectfully About Interracial Relationships

Vice President Kamala Harris’ marriage to Doug Emhoff carries a historic magnitude: Emhoff’s status as the first Second Gentleman in the nation’s history is alone a milestone for the U.S. politics, but his proximity to the White House means an interracial couple has been catapulted to a position of national prominence…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Tell If a Sports Team Name Is Actually Racist

The Washington Football Team used to be called the Washington Redskins. The now discarded mascot endured for nearly a century—from 1933 to earlier this year. The Redskins’ moniker finally met its demise, but it took decades of criticism and campaigning from Indigenous activists to make it happen. Their efforts…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Disney Security’s Unofficial Challenge Coins Are a Different Sort of Collector’s Item

As the owner of a substantial portion of the world’s most popular pieces of intellectual property, the Walt Disney Company is more than used to seeing its characters and branding pop up in unofficial, unlicensed places. In some instances, like when the family of a recently deceased child attempted to feature…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Miles Morales Reforms Spider-Man’s Relationship With the Police When It Needs to Be Abolished

Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales follows the fledgling webhead as he steps out from under Peter Parker’s shadow. He’s defending New York City on his own for the first time just as a bitter ground war breaks out between the nefarious Roxxon Corporation and the tech-powered Underground movement. New as Miles is to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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NASCAR Truck Series Racer Wants You To Know The Swastika He Drew On A Pastry Was ‘Taken Out Of Context’

Josh Reaume is a 30-year-old driver in the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck series, and in his spare time, he likes to doodle swastikas on Toaster Strudels and post pictures of them online, because scrawling racist symbols on the pastry is just one of those totally normal things well-adjusted people do, right? Haven’t you…Read more… Continue […]

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NASCAR Truck Series Racer Wants You To Know The Swastika He Drew On A Pastry Was ‘Taken Out Of Context’

Josh Reaume is a 30-year-old driver in the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck series, and in his spare time, he likes to doodle swastikas on Toaster Strudels and post pictures of them online, because scrawling racist symbols on the pastry is just one of those totally normal things well-adjusted people do, right? Haven’t you…Read more… Continue […]

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