• Microsoft tries to promote diversity, fails horribly with "Blacks at Xbox"
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https://twitter.com/WoolieWoolz/status/1109214816529469440 Someone didn't think this through
I feel like the folks in corporate management don't really understand the social implication behind shit like this.
Martin Luther King > Malcom X > Microsoft X-Box ya i can see that logic
Personally I think the Malcolm Xbox is better than all three.
How fucking tone-deaf can you be lmao
Apparently the people running this initiative are PoC.
https://twitter.com/EclipticDemon/status/1109215765557698560 I mean, he has a point. What where they meant to call it? People of colour of Xbox? African Americans of Xbox?
Next up Yellows at Xbox! Get all your rice dishes, rice hats, and gorilla warfare out for this celebration of asian diversity in xbox!
Diverse Xbox would have been a better name
Yeah but now you are losing information because you think you might offend someone. Diverse can mean any number of ethnic groups.
It's more like they're singling blacks out, even if it is in a positive sense. The whole point of diversity is to not care about color.
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/109874/3c0a7ad1-bf12-4958-8626-01c54449f68a/malcomxxbox.png oc
Well I happen to agree, but that's a separate issue.
Get ready for the "internalized racism" claims.
Have blacks been a disenfranchised community within the xbox community or something?
It's a group for black developers and industry professionals. It's been going on for 15 years, but we've entered the era of Twitter being outraged at everything so naturally it must be destroyed.
Decent chance they've got at least a few non-American blacks at Xbox, can't really use African American either.
https://twitter.com/will_tuttle/status/1109188135080980480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109188135080980480&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2F2%2Ftwitter.min.html%231109188135080980480 This is a non-controversy. Mostly just white people immediately jumping to get offended on behalf of black people. The tweet in the OP is a little awkward, yes, but you can't complain about the name of the group itself once you have actual context.
Shoehorning diversity is basically automatically shooting yourself in the foot because of shit like this Why can't y'all just let stuff take care of itself? You know, natural path and that?
because the "natural path" is the status quo which sucks?
Uh the fact that you somehow were able to connect the dots from "women walking up stairs together" to "donkey kong" is strange enough. But then to try to imply this non existent reference to donkey kong is racist against African culture is mind bogglingly stupid, and says a lot more about you than the image. What sort of insane mental gymnastics are you doing?
You say this like either of those options are worse than "Blacks at Xbox." Like genuinely, anything else would've been better.
It's a bad title that people of that minority have had a problem with because it's an awkward and shitty title. Dismissing their complaints as "white people jumping to get offended" is fucking stupid.
That controller makes me think of a certain other image.
And today, Microsoft's Xbox division learned how important phrasing is. I personally don't think it's such a massive deal, but oh boy I can see the issue. As for my whole take on diversity, promoting it is fine, but hiring should be equal opportunity for all races. Hiring someone because of their race or gender, even under the guise of diversity, is not fair to everyone else.
The Microsoft Team: https://youtu.be/GyE0AVPH_n8
- Commandant Jafari, inspecting the newest arrivals to Camp Ech
A little late, Microsoft's been hosting Blacks in Gaming at GDC for like the past 15 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24anNiZuyzQ
The only issue I can see is “our blacks”, but it’s a black-run initiative with good intents so who cares
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