Ethnic Cleansing and Border Patrol Games

I’ve posted about the Ethnic Cleansing video game and now the Border Control Flash game on RIOTgamer but I wanted to say a little something about it here.

Ethnic Cleansing is a first-person shooter (FPS) game created by the racist Resistance Records. The object of the game is, essentially, genocide. You run through the ‘ghetto’ killing blacks and latinos, through the subway killing Jewish folks. Obviously, the premise is disgusting. It isn’t, of course, the first title, nor will it be the last, promoting racist sentiment and spreading hatred.

Border Patrol is a flash web game which earned some controversial fame after it’s initial release in 2002, but came back again during political talks of immigration in 2006. It was used as evidence in the attempt to pass laws restricting video games. The purpose of the game is to kill as many illegal immigrants trying to cross the border as you possibly can – including characatures of pregnant women with their children, for which you receive more points because you shoot 4 at once. Somehow, people seem to think this game isn’t racist. Huh.

Apparently, Ethnic Cleansing isn’t harmful either. Who knew blatant racist sentiment could be un-racist and harmless.

I write this because I want to tell this community about it and suggest that (if it’s your fancy), if you happen to see a site that carries either of these titles – or similar titles – that you write to them and urge them to remove them from their site.

When Amazon was carrying Rapelay, they ended up banning it because people wrote them emails (this was also discussed in the feministing community awhile back as well).

Disclaimer: This post was written by a Feministing Community user and does not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.

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