With regards to this article, I agree and disagree on certain levels pertaining to racism in video games. I have been playing video games since the Nintendo days and I have noticed many stereotypes in video games that Evan has pointed out. Although Evan feels that all black characters are subject to stereotypes, there are bunches of game characters that I believe are not under this category and are in fact very ambitious characters. For example, Lee Everett from the Walking Dead: Season 1 game, Captain Anderson from the Mass Effect Trilogy, Franklin from Grand Theft Auto V and Sgt. Johnson from the Halo series. The problem I have with Evan's critique is the fact that he is judging black characters based on how they act and look, something that society does to members of the visible minority in the real world. Majority of the characters that are in question may seem stereotypical at first but if you delve deeper into their character you start to realize that there is depth behind that person rather than just big muscles and a loud mouth. In my opinion, whenever I play a video game I can care less what the race of my character is and I look more towards their development as a character and the story that it is telling. Many "gamers" share this same opinion from research I have done and even in the comment section of this article. I get the notion that he is looking for a character that is "white" but the problem is whenever a black character is given the same characteristics as a white character, they are not well received and are made fun of for being "white washed". There seems to be a double standard with how black characters are portrayed and is also something that will unfortunately never be able to appease to everyone due to the fact that everyone shares a different opinion on how certain types of characters should be portrayed. 3/25/2014 1/11 The Social Construction of "Race" As our discussions have revealed over the past few weeks, negative or stereotypical representation in media has real consequences. Such representations not only reflect but also reinforce the marginality of minority groups. Thus, it follows that the political empowerment of subordinate groups in society--such as women, youth, people with disabilities, gays and lesbians, the poor--depends in part on changing the way these groups are represented. How can we think about the issues of representation and empowerment in relation to racial minorities? First, we need to gain a better understanding of the social construction of racial and ethnic identity. Ethnicity 'Ethnicity' and 'race' are linked but distinct categories. Ethnicity is a broad social category that addresses one’s perceived membership in a larger group based on an attachment to an actual or possible homeland, its cultural heritage, belief system, political history, language, myths, customs, manners, food, literature, sport, art or architectural style. Ethnic affiliations are acknowledged and pa.