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Submitted by -Mezzo- 849d ago | opinion piece

Kungfusion: Asian Stereotyping in Videogames

GI - Quick, name an Asian hero from a major videogame who isn’t a martial arts master. Pretty tough isn’t it? Why? Because there aren’t any. And why is that? Well that is a more difficult question to answer. The lack of Asian figures in popular culture today may be connected to a long history of anti-Asian racism in America. Indeed, Asian immigrants were persecuted just as much as African Americans or Native Americans; they were subjected to horrible discriminatory laws, forced to live in ghettoes (which today survive as Chinatowns), and were often attacked by mobs who beat them, stole or destroyed their property, and killed them. (Culture)

GreenRanger  +   849d ago
Every nationality and ethnicity has to put up with some form of racism or sterotyping.
I'm Irish, so i MUST:
Be a drunk.
*I don't drink.
Wear green clothing, usually a sweater or a bland rugby shirt.
*I don't wear green at all, my favourite color is really blue.
Be named either Gerry or Séamus (Sheamus).
*I'm don't have either of those names.
Have some connection with the IRA.
*I hate terrorists, i'm a pacifist.
Hate English people.
*I don't hate anyone.
Talk like a Leprechaun.
*The only people who sound like Leprechauns are fools who try to put on an Irish accent without ever hearing an Irish person talk.
Live in either Dublin or Sligo (whichever one movie writers can think of when they need to remember the name of a place in Ireland)
*I have never been to Dublin or Sligo in my life and i have no intention of going to those places either.
Only eats potatoes.
*Wrong.
Have an "O" in my name.
*I don't.
Continually talk about fighting the British.
*I've never heard anyone other than history teachers talk about fighting the British.
Hate Protestants.
*Like i said above, i don't hate anyone.
I'm sure must of you get stereotyped way worse than this - especially if you're not white.
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