Small Moments of Diversity in Games can Make a Big Impact

Some of the most impactful moments of gaming showcasing diversity are in it’s smallest details. There are games and genres that can get away with not deviating from the standard and nobody will really notice. Racing games are my biggest example of these moments and details. In most racing games all you see are the car or a set of hands in holding a steering wheel. Most games just show a pair of white hands holding the wheel. It’s not a big deal and most people don’t notice. It’s the type of thing that if I were to complain about it publicly I would be shouted down for being an SJW or for being mad about something that “doesn’t matter.” It does matter. The normalization of diverse people in different roles is critical to breaking down stereotypes for people of color and people of diverse identities. It matters.

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