racism

  • Navarrow Wright Talks About Silicon Valley Diversity

    Navarrow Wright: There Is A Diversity Problem In Silicon Valley

    Navarrow Wright, the co-founder of Global Grind and current CTO of InteractIve One, which operates BlackPlanet.com and other sites, came into the TCTV studio to have "the race conversation" with me. "It is a meritocracy at some level," Wright acknowledges. "I think the challenge is how do you get involved in that ecosystem." One of the biggest barriers for black tech entrepreneurs is a… Read More

  • Racism And Meritocracy

    Racism And Meritocracy

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have missed the recent dust-up over race and Silicon Valley. Like almost every discussion of diversity and meritocracy in this town, it turned ugly fast. One side says: “All I see is white men. Therefore, people like Michael Arrington must be racist.” The other responds, “Silicon Valley is a colorblind meritocracy. If there were qualified… Read More

  • The Resident Evil 5 racism debate continues, for some reason

    The Resident Evil 5 racism debate continues, for some reason

    For reasons known only to God and his brother Jim—ooh, sacrilege—plenty of people are still calling Resident Evil 5 racist. The list now includes The Atlantic and Eurogamer; don't forget N'Gai Croal brought this issue to everyone's attention last year. Me? I'm sorry, but I have bills to pay, and I simply cannot be bothered to argue, in print or otherwise, whether or some piece of… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Resident Evil 5 producer confirms African setting, pays no mind to racist accusation

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnicholasadeleon%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F825980&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf More on that whole “Resident Evil 5 contains racist imagery” malarkey. The game’s producer, Jun Takeuchi, recently gave an… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Revisiting the idea that Resident Evil 5 is racist

    CrunchArcade: Revisiting the idea that Resident Evil 5 is racist

    How lucky we are to be alive in 2008, friends! Our lives are so comfortable that we can LOOK FOR RACISM in Resident Evil 5. Look, read this and form your own opinion. Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal lambasts the upcoming Capcom game for racist undertones. Or is it overtones, since the game is so damn racist and all? “Croal’s first reaction to the trailer was, ‘Wow, clearly no… Read More

  • We can buy their TVs, but we can't visit their Omise?

    I’m down with keeping out foreigners — the Thetans and Xenu’s angry warrior lords need to stay far away from my precious e-resources — but Japan takes the concept to dizzy new heights. I luckily never saw these signs when I was in Tokyo but we did storm into a Japanese-only “massage parlor” one night with women, which was apparently verboten. Who knew you… Read More

  • Halo 3: Racist Edition

    This has to be the funniest thing I have ever read. I know the X button is the equipment button, but this is too funny. According to the Game Rag, the X button will ‘deploy racist or homophobic comments regarding teammates or opponents.’ Racism isn’t funny, but this is down right hilarious. Read More