Blacks Play More Video Games, But Missing Behind The Scene And In Games

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

Despite studies that show African American and Latino youth play more video games per day than white youth, diversity is lacking in the gaming industry and also in games, where few characters of color can be found.

See also: Is Casper Smart Jennifer Lopez’s New Man?

See also: Nelson George’s Beijing

According to findings from a recent study by University of Southern California Professor Dmitri Williams, only 10 percent of characters in video games are Black, and even then most are depicted as gangsters or athletes.

Some would argue that while so many African Americans religiously play video games, they cannot see themselves getting into an industry that is predominately white. Others point to institutional bias and inequality of opportunity in the gaming and tech industries.

Read more at the Grio.

Join the Conversation! Share on Facebook!

Tags: »

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,728 other followers