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    Video Game Seeks to Fight Racism by Putting Players in the Shoes of a Black Father

    With calls for police reform and protests across the United States, software engineer Bryant Young is hoping to use virtual reality (VR) to fight racism.

    “Our America” puts the viewer in the driver’s seat as a Black father takes his son to school. Along the way, they are pulled over by the police, leading to life and death choices.

    “The audience has to go through these different scenarios, whether it’s subtle or overt racism and has to navigate these different conversations and interactions properly,” explained 25-year-old Young.

    When Young was 16 years old, his dad took him to buy his first car, according to the game’s description on fund-raising site Kickstarter. As his dad was driving them home, police pulled them over. When Young reached to open the glove box for the registration, he said the officer was ready to pull out his gun, a frightening moment but one that did not result in violence.

    “I am really focused on just trying to bring light to a situation that a lot of people are not aware of and give people a chance to experience what it’s like to be Black in America,” he said.

    Recent days have seen protests over the killing of Daunte Wright by police after a routine traffic stop just miles from where George Floyd died last May. Floyd died in handcuffs with his neck pinned to the street under a police officer’s knee. Both Wright and Floyd were Black.

    “Our America” caught the eye of 3D software company Unity Software Inc, which awarded Young a $25,000 grant.

    “I think there’s something incredibly important about the power of real-time 3D in immersive storytelling that we cannot find in other pieces of technology,” said Jessica Lindl, Unity’s vice president for social impact.

    Video games have also helped share the experiences of other marginalized groups, such as refugees fleeing civil war.

    Bryant and his team hope to have “Our America” finished by September.

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    Grand Theft Auto would be the more realistic game scenario for a negro driver character, but that title's already been taken, so maybe it can be called Grand Theft Negro without copyright issues, lol. F-cktard fodder, for sure.
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    Like any money-making industry, video games will please the audience whom they target mostly for advertising. I think Epic (Fortnite) has already made the first step to put a weekly event to support George Floyd and remove racist sounding game tag names. The most European-based video games are Mature where younger kids should not play them due to sex scenes and dismemberment. Minecraft is not racist yet except against those zombies, lol.

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    In the same city in 2017, a White Australian-American woman named Justine Damond heard a woman being raped and called 911, reporting the crime like any decent citizen would. One of the officers responding was a Somali immigrant named Mohamed Noor. When a barefoot Damond approached the squad car, Noor shot her in the abdomen, killing her.

    Someone should make a video game about what it's like to be white in America.

    The real problem is that cops are trained to be hair-trigger soldiers, not officers of the law. They are trained to behave this way by, among others, Israelis and the ADL:

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    https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/our-o...aw-enforcement

    Once again, Jews subvert our society, but mentioning this is an "anti-semitic conspiracy theory," and is a manifestation of "HATE" by "white supremacists," again, according to the only authorities the media will cite, the Jew-run ADL and SPLC.
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