It doesn't matter if it was random chance! It doesn't matter if it was a monkey at a typewriter! Labeling a black person as a gorilla is still racist because it reinforces negative stereotypes about black people, no matter the intent!
It was almost certainly not INTENDED, but it's certainly indicative of the priorities of the developer. More to the point, if most of the developers were black and had mostly black friends, do you think this would have happened?
Lol, who am I kidding? This is Slashdot! If the OP isn't blatantly racist, it'll just be complaints about "PC whiners" and how algorithms can't be racist.
Not very impressive.
Yeah, just Zionist terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza.
Seriously, do you think his behavior is appropriate and warrants continued tenure at MIT?
They've been doing stuff like this for a long time: http://guru.mameworld.info/decap/index.html
They're all involved with litigation against Google (or Google products, like Android).
They've had a history of choosing a non-controversial candidate over the obvious winner since choosing the Ayatollah back in 1979 caused them to lose subscriptions. Remember when they picked Giulianni over Bin Laden?
The British Raj famines alone killed more than the nazi holocaust (20-29 million). I'm not looking up the rest, if you're this ignorant of history, you need to do some serious reading.
and they've killed way, way more people than the nazis ever did (except most of them were brown, so I guess they don't count?)
eldavojohn writes "Remember those 30 new nuclear reactors the US was slated to build? Those plans have been halted. A few years ago, it seemed like a really good idea to build a bunch of nuclear reactors. The environmental impacts of other energy production methods were becoming well known and the economy was tanking. Well, natural gas is now much cheaper, and as a result it looks like building a single nuclear reactor in Maryland is such a risky venture that Constellation can't reach an agreement with the federal government for the loans it needs to build that reactor. The government wants Constellation to sign an agreement with a local energy provider to ensure they'll recoup at least some of the money on the loan, but Constellation doesn't like the terms. So, the first of those thirty reactors has officially stalled, with no resolution in sight. It looks like it'd take an economic meltdown to trigger nuclear reactor production in the US."
so we can finally put this conspiracy bullshit to rest.
RE4 was racist, all the zombies were backwards "ethnics" wearing weird clothes with some kooky religion (foreign = dangerous), and all the sympathetic characters were Americans. Nobody really made a fuss about it like they did with RE5, though.
The game makes no effort to distinguish from zombiefied africans from non-zombified africans, both are presented as "The Other", menacing and dangerous, which plays into the "dark continent" trope you find in so much colonialist literature. It's not like you really ever stop to concern yourself with this, though, since they're constantly trying to kill you and you have to mow them down by the dozens. The only identifiable black character is a ready-for-hollywood light skinned Anglo action chick, "one of the good ones". To top it off, her unlockable outfit is a leopard skin bikini, with an animal tooth necklace and warpaint. All she would need is a bone through her nose to complete this ensemble. Nothing racist about all this, nosiree.