For our second paper in my English 1C class, we are dealing with the issue of racism.
Having just finished Bioshock Infinite, and seeing many of the racist themes and undertones presented in that game, I was compelled to write the paper about racism in video games.
I plan to focus on the sort of history of the medium, and why it is such an effective way of portraying these themes, and the changes with the emergence of much more advanced technology which allows for a lot more theme portrayal.
I will definitely talk about Bioshock Infinite in the paper a lot, and plan on exploring it a bit deeper in regards to research that has been done, etc.
I post this to ask for your guys' experiences, and information about the topic. What have you encountered in a game that struck you? What do you remember being a very race driven theme and story?
I would appreciate feedback, as it will help shape my structure of the paper, and where exactly I will go with it.
If someone posts their own original thoughts on the concept, and I really like what you have to say, I will of course ask for permission to use you in the paper, and will properly cite in the works cited.
I am looking forward to an interesting discussion!