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Video Games’ Afrofuturism Frontier

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Video Games’ Afrofuturism Frontier

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by Jordan Minor

There has been a lot of talk lately about the need for video games and gaming culture to diversify. But there are many different ways to do this, and without clear directions, an ultimatum could just paralyze an industry already timid about widening its representation. That is why I would like to humbly suggest one potential artistic avenue gaming should explore to expand its borders: Afrofuturism.

“Afrofuturism is the intersection between technology, black cultures, the imagination, and liberation with a heavy dose of mysticism,” says Ytasha L. Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture.It is expressed through an array of genres including music and literature.It can also serve as the basis for critical theory around culture and/or race. It is a lens to see alternate realities through a black cultural lens.” And it is particularly prevalent in literature like sci-fi/fantasy novels and comics books, gaming’s geeky cousins. “Comic book and sci-fi fans are accustomed to connecting with metaphors, mythology, images, and time benders, so it is easy for fans to grasp the depth of Afrofuturism.”

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why do people keep casting light skinned black girls for america chavez... Is america afro-latina?

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americachavez:

she could be? jamie mckelvie’s art, while pretty, is very much same face-y so it’s almost impossible to tell ethnicities apart, but one of her moms could be black????

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lmao they literally look identical oh mckelvie

but also. technically idk if america is even human, or like if the dimension she’s from has the equivalent to human races because gillen didn’t really give her a real backstory we only got 2 pages and they were all about billy in the end sO america’s race has actually kind of been tossed aside here because gillen couldn’t even have her home dimension speak spanish like what the hell gillen

what was your question again OH RIGHT yeah america as she’s depicted, with her hair and all, could absolutely be afro-latina if you want to read her that way

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friendly reminder that calling straight people “breeders” is transphobic and biphobic k thx

and racist as hell bc guess what white people used to call slave women

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