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Off To The Races by TomPreston Off To The Races by TomPreston
Copyright 2012-2013 Brent Black, Dan Roth, & Andrew Dobson
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This is making fun of how everyone was freaking out over Bioshock Infinite being racist (despite it being an obvious critique AGAINST racism) while simultaneously ignoring obvious actual racism in other forms of gaming (such as the original "black-face" of Oil Man). Just want to make that clear.

EDIT: I do not believe Bioshock Infinite is racist by any stretch of the imagination.
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KirgoKirgo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Piston Hondo is just a mixture of stereotypes like every other Punch Out character too.
They just parodied every nation.
lightyearpig Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
:iconoilmanplz: Oh brother.
2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Peoplr should realize that that was how it was back in the day. This is basically historically accurate.
MikuMiner39er Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
And yet nobody complains about how sexist it is.

 Trust me. I researched it.
ErikaNegi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think bioshock is one of the least sexist. 
Elizabeth was originally portrayed as the damsel in distress, but then we find out that she can totally do things on her own.
She even helps out Brooker out every once in a while.
This shows how they try to break that stereotype of how all girls need to be saved.
She shows qualities that many of the princesses have, like how she was locked away from the rest of the world (kinda like Rapunzel)
I'm not to sure why you thought it was sexist. Even if there were points, I think many other games that have A LOT more.
kat1004 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's not sexist. Elizabeth is a very independent young woman. Forgetting that she tried to kill Booker with a book?
Quoth143 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student
This brings me back to when we were reading Huckleberry Finn. People wanted to ban the books for the use of a certain racist slur, even though said racial slur was a common to say back in Mark Twain's era. To me, I found the fact that it was okay to say racial slurs was interesting when it comes to America's social history. Huckleberry Finn wasn't out to be racist, Mark Twain wrote the book when he lived in a time when it was much more socially acceptable to be racist. 

GinKyofu13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I don't believe Bioshock Infinite is racist since who would want people have to less racist in the game. Bioshock Infinite actually stood stronger on the histories on what people have to go through, and I don't care about people criticized it. It has a good strong storyline and interesting, but the action stands all the best. I don't get it, but this game is a pretty good one and have a reason to be since the studio makes it more extreme awesome to play. 

Geez, people, it starts off at 1912 and there was a lot of racism back then and what :iconprojectsmash: says, it wasn't realistic. Sir, you got my respect and I am glad that you expressed your opinion and makes it a good comic! Now's that's the best one you ever pulled off and what Mario says was funny and I am actually laughing at that. Thank you for posting it.
projectsmash Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Artist
it's freaking 1912, of course that era have alot of racist, it wouldn't be realistic if there wasn't.
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