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View Diary: Would You Play a Video Game about Black Slavery and the Underground Railroad? (54 comments)

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  •  Thanks for the link (5+ / 0-)

    I'll definitely check it out and make a personal assessment.

    A point about your diary though. The story of the Underground Railroad is only one facet of the struggle for Black liberation in the US and a complex one at that. It is also a facet of the story of the Abolitionists.

    This is important to recognize, for while it's difficult to imagine making a game out of the fact of the Nazi extermination campaign, it's not at all difficult to imagine making a game out of instances of armed resistance by Jewish people to the Nazis.

    Or, to make a more accurate comparison, a game about the concealing and rescuing Jews during the Nazi occupation. For that matter, I can easily imagine a game based on the anti-nazi underground resistance in Europe.  

    It seems to me that your examples conflate the commission of historical crimes with the historical resistance to them.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:27:34 PM PST

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