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Badonkadonks and the Threat Devaluing 'Racism'

So a few days ago a small lil controversy regarding Borderlands 2 exploded across the net as the question was raised as to Tiny Tina was a racist character or not.

Now whenever controversies like these pop up whether it be the Hitman CGI trailer with the 'sexy' Nuns or Lara Croft being sexually assaulted I always feel compelled to write about it in a not rage filled way, I don't like seeing people being too actively rage filled about these controversies as I feel it's not always helpful and encourages less debate and discussion among people as it can get pretty tiring hearing people shouting all the time. That's the last thing I want though, I like that everyone is talking about sexist, racist and any other issues in games, I love seeing good healthy discussion being thrown around however I feel it's also important the topics that inspire these conversations be careful in their approach of things.

So I'm here to approach this small issue with my own thoughts, not just on whether I find Tiny Tina to be racist or not but also in some of the problems I find surrounding these controversies. I've always hesitated with these type of posts since I fear I won't adequately get my thoughts across and crash and burn but there's a first time for everything. Just to keep things light hearted though here's a picture of a bunny smiling, aww isn't it cute?

It's clear this year will have plenty of controversies as every other year does and I often look forward to them, as I hope each and everyone helps us advance and if anything else at least provides food for thought, with that said I hope this post provided enough morsels for your hungry rumbling thought bellies.
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About DeadRadicalone of us since 11:15 PM on 02.13.2011

I'm the iron blooded, hot blooded, cold blooded human, but you can just call me Josh.

I try to transform my thoughts of video games into words for you to digest and enjoy, if I'm not doing that I'm either thinking about video games or looking up awesome Bruce Lee Quotes.

So let's turn the world upside down yeah?!

PSN ID:Insomniac-Josh
3DS Code:4210-4020-3343


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