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Left 4 Dead 2 is racist because 'several' zombies are black

This is unbelievable. I've seen people try and find racist undertones in harmless entertainment before, but The Houston Chronicle's Willie Jefferson takes home the prize for making the most ridiculous and convoluted racism link in history. According to him, Left 4 Dead 2 is "disturbing" because "several" of the zombies are African-American. Yep, that's right -- you can't even have ONE black zombie without somebody crying racism

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Jockamo2540d ago

Call of Duty games are next. They ALL GERMAN.

GiantEnemyCrab2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

Yes, but they are all white so it's okay to shoot white people and have white zombies.

The people living their lives by color are the same people always complaining about racism.

Trollimite2540d ago

that people get payed and have careers based off of finding racsist stuff.

im black and i dont see anything wrong with it!

the point is that no one who acctually plays video games cares.

G3TDOWN2540d ago

in every single game you kill white people more than anything else, now we add some blacks and its racist ? STFU

JustinSaneV22540d ago

Jockamo:

I'm totally digging the "Ina" Fried photo.

menoyou2540d ago

This is what liberals have done to our country. Think a black person should get a job over a white person just because of skin color? Support gays? Voted for Obama? Believe in feminism? You are part of the problem. In fact, this jack ass probably got his job as a journalist because of these outrageous liberal policies and outcries.

heroicjanitor2540d ago

I played it a lot and I was shooting zombies. I wasn't shooting black and white zombies, I was shooting zombies. Like most people here.

sack_boi2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

You need to STFU. You don't have a slight clue of what you're talking about, so let the adults do the talking while you sit back and watch.

Sarcasm2540d ago

The PS3 is racist because it's black and has sold less than the "White" consoles.

lmao

Sarcasm2540d ago

Black, White, Asian, Red, Green.

I don't care what race you are. To me, people are people. I've met "bad" people from all different races ranging from asian, white, hispanic, black, arabic etc. etc. and in contrast I've met good hard working folks from all races too.

ZombieNinjaPanda2540d ago

Bubbles sarcasm for saying how it truely is.

Then again, this man is giving others a bad name too.

deadpoole2540d ago

For god sake these people need to get the life. If they dont find anything else to bash they come up with this idiotic topic.

I would love to kick zombie ass anytime of the day and I wont give a ratsass about if that zombie is black/white/purple/blue whatever ... anyone who is after my character's neck & blood, 12gaugepumpgun is gonna create a hole in zombie's head.

Atleast Zombies dont give a heck about color or race, they work all together.

STEVIE_2540d ago

That's racism, in its purest form.

heroicjanitor2540d ago

That's because the black zombies could be nice people, but we won't give them a chance, and every nazi was a horrible excuse for a human /sarcasm

LastDance2540d ago

Oh yeah...coz the alternative to Obama was aces!..

"You see....Arab nations like to be dominated by superpowers...they...like to be policed by countries like us"

And that idiot chick who loves guns!

America definately dodged that bullet.

Chubear2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

When has ANYONE last heard of anyone talking about black Zombies in L4D? This guy just made up some BS story for hits on their site and you all fall hook 'n sink 'er.

IT'S FRIGKEN DESTRUCTOID PEOPLE!!

It's unbelievable how these gaming sites just toy with the community. Now you have all these closet racists fricking out like someone spit on their mother. The gaming community really needs to check it's self.

topdawg1222540d ago

Dude that sh!t is ridiculous, this dude just gives blacks a bad name by comin up with this bullsh!t. Come on bro relax

likedamaster2540d ago

Resident Evil 5 all over again.

theEnemy2540d ago

are the ones who are racists.

It's like they are finding ways just to bring Racism up.

fcking hypocrites.

Nihilism2540d ago

does the fact that i'm white mean that i myself am a racist symbol against black people....because i'm not black.....that will be the logic next.....god damn i hate people....who makes up this stuff, i suppose the necromorphs in dead space are making fun of physically disabled people too *pulls hair out*

Rainstorm812540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

Kratos is black and is covered in white Ash and is called the ghost of sparta. Thats more racist on more levels (there weren't any black spartans)

GTA san andreas had heavy racial overtones with black on black gang killing & N bombs every where. But wasnt accused of being racist.

As a black man im glad to see more video game roles for black people. even if we are zombies. shooting black zombies is no different from shooting nazi zombies.

BTW RE5 took place iin africa (populated by black people) L4D2 takes place in new orleans (populated by alot of black people) dont be dumb

zombies apppearing in a black area = black zombies

MorganX2539d ago

Why did this story get approved? There's plenty of real racism and discrimination in the whole world. It's nothing new. Stories like this are just, damaging.

Unfortunately, when you live in a society in which there is real racism, and a history of it, idiots like this journalist can get their 15 minutes, by writing an idiotic piece like this. It's just not even worth it.

MorganX2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

I don't know that there weren't "any" black Spartans. Nubians got around back then. You have to remember, black/white racism is an American creation as we know it today. Take Egypt, they had no concept of black/white. There was just Egyptian, and others. There were black, white, and in-between Pharohs.

The black/white thing was created to justify American Slavery.

Chrisny852539d ago

so i suppose the guy who cried racism would like for ALL the zombies to be white?

matter of fact all people in the game should be white cause the "good guys" have guns! and people will think all black people have guns.

then its racist bc it doesn't have black people in it.. jeez there is no winner.

JasonXE2539d ago

"Do you also get offended when you see a box of Count Chocula?"

haha the amount of epic comments on his blog.

Projekt7tuning2539d ago

I hate too say it but its these type of people who keep racism going. Anytime someone like Jesse Jackson starts a new crusade it actual makes it worse. He jumped on Imus but were was he when Jamie Foxx made an ass out of himself on BET. oh yah no ware, because for some reason if your black you cant be racist. What foxx said was worse than Imus. If you look at young children who have no idea what racism is, they play and have the best time with each other no matter what the race. you see it all the time in young kids on play grounds all across the US. Then in school they are taught just how bad white people are and all the horrible thing that happened in the past. Thats when the first divide really starts. I have seen it with my own eyes. I'm not saying stop teaching history, but present it in a new way so the white kids are not ashamed to be white and the young black kids don't resent the very same kids that were there best friends on the play ground just a short time before. Well theres a lot more to it, but I feel you cannot be equal when you force everyone to know theres a distinction between white and black. You also cannot be equal by asking for special rights, that automatically make you separate and unequal by trying to be special. It brings out resentment. Well these are just my thoughts and I'm proud to live in a country were i'm free to express my opinion.

Gamertags2539d ago

because there are so many white people in them. Get real!

Ramtough2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

So lets just clear the air right now. I'm RACIST against zombies with in-tact craniums. All those nasty buggers deserve to have their WHOLE head blown right off.

This article is crap and the writer should go to a corner and beat himself with two socks full of coins.

indysurfn2539d ago

What does this have to do with legitimate racism?? Sounds like a person that has had his feelings hurt because they don't want to HEAT IR. RACISM. That would be like me mocking rape. No one has said racism because one person was black or green. But because it is targeted towards a race. This sounds like the 70's people don't like to hear something so they pick a extreme example get sarcastic about it and try to paint it as the rule rather than the exception. So that people will see there so called point.

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DragonWarrior_42540d ago

Whats up with black people always wanting to shoot white people?

G3TDOWN2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

OMG !!! POLICE BRUTALITY but when Black gangs kill cops, who cares ?

Maybe 10 blacks die because of brutlity
but at least +100 cops die because of blacks

I'm not being racist but look at U.S gangs, at least, more than half of them are blacks

LeSouteneur2540d ago

As well as black on white hate crimes. Black-on-white hate crimes is actually higher the other way around and rarely on the news.

iHEARTboobs2540d ago

Sounds like you're making up statistics. Either way, I don't think this game is racist.

sack_boi2540d ago

Wow, I find all these comments offensive.

iamtehpwn2540d ago

That's because they're beating innocent people.
Not Gang members. Lol. I've never heard of a policeman beating a gang member to death, perhaps shooting them.

Anyway, it would be racist for Black people to NOT be zombies. ;P
I think it's pretty fair that all races can be zombified.

GodGinrai2540d ago

stick to the games kids ...you three clearly DONT know what your talking about..

LeSouteneur...guess you never heard of the KKK/BNP/NF then...get out in the world much?

LeSouteneur2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

I've heard of them of course. Also, BNP and FN are political parties that don't promote violence at all.

Anyway, here're the statistics. Black on white crime is much much higher than the other way around. Disagree or not, that's statistics.

http://www.racismeantiblanc...

sack_boi2540d ago

You ought to take a break from the internet and those stupid statistics. I'm black, 24 and I've never agressed anyone in my entire life.
FFS this site is becoming the more and more racist.

Lich1202540d ago

Yes well, Im white, 23 and never agressed anyone in my life. However, if I were to run into you on the street one way or another the statistics show that we'd beat the tar out of each other. It's unfortunate too, you seem like a nice guy... but the statistics don't lie.

LeSouteneur2540d ago

Of course, I'm not implying that just because someone is black, that they will automatically commit crimes. However, I'm implying that this whole "OMG black enemies... RACIST!" fiasco is completely ridiculous. If the person wants to look at the racial aspects of enemies in games, then look at the racial aspects of crime; that's when these "race card" crybabies tend to shut up and be more PC.

mindedone2540d ago

You are spreading misinformation with your first comment about hate crimes. Nowhere in that statistic does it say whether those crimes were hate crimes. Hate crimes are a specific type of crime, and you only further your own and other people's ignorance.

MorganX2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Hmmm, if your'e going to try to be educated about it, you'll have to look at the socioeconomic statistics of crime and ask why blacks are disproportionately in the economic groups that commit crime. It is an endless cycle with no point other than personal responsibility.

The fact is black people have more to fear from black criminals than anyone else. The average gun owner, who kills cops, is a 30-year old white guy with issues.

It's like the bible, you can spin it to support whatever you want to believe. Even American Nazis convince themselves the bible supports their insanity.

It amazes me how everyone is so consumed by obsession and fear of blacks when there's roughly what, one for every 9 or so whites. And the overwhelming majority are in innner cities and poor southern states. There's even more Mexicans than blacks in America now.

A video game site simply isn't the place for this type of discussion, or maybe it is, who knows. The only real conclusion you can make is that gamers aren't necessarily the smartest cookies in the jar.

Ramtough2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Chuck Norris could NEVER be a zombie. His beard will not allow it and his immune system would reach out into the air and destroy the virus with a judo chop before it knew what hit it.

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Pandamobile2540d ago

There are lots of black people in the game because the campaign they've been showing off is NEW ORLEANS.

JustinSaneV22540d ago

Apparently it's racist to mention that city now.

hermie2540d ago

Not if you call it the Chocolate City!

Ramtough2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

This is news to me. There are black people in New Orleans. Huh?! I thought it was all Mexicans and Parisians. Besides didn't some woman name Katrina throw a really bad party there and all the black people in America went back to China?

mdt hunter2540d ago

12.15% of the U.S. population are black so its normal that 'several' zombies are black

socomnick2540d ago

not only that but this game is set in New Orleans , the percentages there for black people are much higher than the national average.

sack_boi2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

Actually it's 17% afro-americans and 16% hispaniques. Get your sh!t right.

AhemZasan2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

prior to Katrina "the Census Bureau pegged the city's racial breakdown at about 67 percent black and 28 percent white." So I think it would be rather silly for there not to be a few black zombies.

http://www.washingtonpost.c...

theusedfake2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

I thought this was a joke at first.
stupidity at it's finest.

seems as though HE'S the racist one to me.