Destructoid's Jim Sterling talks about Resident Evil 5:
"When the trailer for Resident Evil 5 was released, it caused quite a stir with its imagery of Chris Redfield, a white man, going to a foreign country to shoot black zombies. Before we had even seen the game in full or known any details on the story, there were those in our society willing to brand it racist, to extrapolate an entire metaphor and mindset behind this game from five minutes of footage.
The majority of us laughed at such ridiculous notions, and didn't see anything wrong with the trailer, but according to N'gai Croal, as we discussed yesterday, that was the wrong opinion and we need to see the inherent racial undertones in this five minute video.
So, once again this 'controversy' has reared its ugly head, as we get hear a black point of view about this oh-so racist game. Well, this is unconventional, and some would say impossible, but I'm going to throw a white opinion into the ring. I know, I know, white people aren't really allowed to have opinions on racism if you talk to some individuals, but let's throw convention to the wind just this once."