Athena Brown [Notice how I’m responding point by point, with the “>>” being copy pasted from her, and the “^^^” being my reply]
>> You get a character, actually countless characters that you can more easily identify with and empathize with, and you don’t have to imagine yourself as something you’re not
^^^ I don’t have to imagine myself as something I’m not?
Okay, so… Mario is an Italian Plumber.
… but because he’s white… and I’m white… I don’t have to imagine I’m an Italian Plumber? … because I’m neither Italian, nor a plumber. So if I wanted to imagine myself as being him…
I’m reallyyyyyyyy not seeing how you’re connecting the logic on that one. I’m a mental health worker and social researcher. I’m not aware of any video game character who fits that description, so if I wanted to imagine I was any of them, I would most certainly be imagining myself to be something I’m not.
Which is actually part of the fun. It wouldn’t be fun at all to imagine I am something that I already am.
>> You have the advantage of being white and whining that something that is heavily white isn’t helping you get a job.
^^^ Well first, disagreeing with you is not an advantage that only I have for being white. In the US, everyone of every race has their freedom of speech protected. So again, this claim also does not stand.
You’re making the claim that a video game character being white gives me an advantage. I’m asking you what that advantage is. I used getting a job as an example. If I do have some kind of advantage – and thus, privilege – please do point it out to me. I really want to know.
>> But do you know what? There are other people in the world! So lets bring up an idea of other humans and other jobs than your line of work, shall we?
^^^ Sure. Show me how I have an advantage that other people do not, and how I got that advantage from video game characters being white please.
>> You can look up TONS of reports of people in the specific line of creating video games. First off, white people and Asians STILL get these jobs more than any other race in America.
^^^ So you’re saying people get jobs making video games, and the reason is because video game characters are white?
Okay, interesting claim. Do you have a study I can look at? A published report? Statistics? I would really be interested to see that claim validated.
Unfortunately, claims made without evidence are dismissed without evidence. Sorry bout that.
>> Past that if someone tries to create a video game with a non white/Asian main character it’s REALLY unlikely to go through, and even less likely to be popular.
^^^ Would absolutely LOVE to see the evidence on that one! Links please?
>> You can look this up OR
^^^ Whoa whoa whoa! Hold up there!
You might wanna look up how the whole “Burden of Proof” thingy works. Here’s a helpful link: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/burden-of-proof – the one making the claim has the burden of proof. So it’s you who’s gotta cough up those reports.
That’s how you get your claim accepted.
>> And you? It does personally help you.
^^^ Great! How?
>> Having everything white washed makes your race less scary, and more relatable to the common other person.
^^^ http://dailycaller.com/…/poll-shows-young-white-men…/ <— soooo… how did that happen? [Sorry the links are a bit cut-off from facebook’s automatic shortening… hopefully you can get an idea of the source from what you can still see]
>> You aren’t as heavily stereotyped
^^^ White men have only one thing on their mind.
They think of sex every seven seconds. http://www.gq.com/…/health-myth-does-the-average-man…
Whites are scared of other races. They’re scared they’re “losing something”. http://susanarinderle.com/dear-white-people-exactly-what…/
White’s are responsible for all sorts of horrible things and have to apologize constantly. http://www.experienceproject.com/…/White-People…/2309682
There’s even a wikipedia page of stereotypes against white people: https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Stereotypes_of_white_people… [But notice how I’m backing my claims up with links?]
So if your claim were true, how did all of this happen? Whites don’t appear to be less scary at all.In fact, there’s the proud black man, the proud Asian man, the proud Mexican, the proud lesbian, and the proud white.
Which one of those is racist? Without me telling you, and with no other information, which is it?
Long and short of it – I’m not seeing how having white video game character makes me less scary. But you’re certainly free to respond back with any of those studies you referred to earlier.
>> So when you walk into an interview, you’re your own person. You’re not a stereotype people see over and over as back up, not so great, characters in media.
^^^ Another interesting claim. How do you know that? [About as polite as I’ve ever been during one of these. And she blocked me anyway.]
>> So yes, it helps you. Congrats.
^^^ Evidence, and I’ll change my mind.
>> I also think it’s funny you clearly didn’t read the original post well at all. Because you’re fighting that lots of white characters aren’t privilege (which is laughable) but the original post was of her saying she PROBABLY DIDN’T NOTICE because of HER PRIVILEGE.
^^^ Right, and I disagree with the notion of privilege. I did read her post. I’m just disagreeing with that part. It’s also very possible that you don’t notice things simply because you’ve always seen them and gotten used to them. Ever put something down then forget where it was?
You said that the burden of proof lies not with the person making the claim, but with someone else to disprove.