When I went to play the game, I first realized in the storyline that the characters were racist against the main character. A black came home, was driving down the street in a cab and was stopped by the police because of his race. They had questioned him about his money assuming it was drug money, then confiscated it, and hauled him to the police station to be taken into question, which is a play on cultural relativism. This is cultural relativism because black men in America are a lot of the times unfairly judged because of the stereotype that most black people are into gang violence, something that is very dominant in our culture and has been for a long time. One of the police officers also said a derogatory phrase towards the Indian cab driver as they were hauling off the main character which is also part of American culture since September 11th. Next when he gets out of the station, his left with nothing but a bike a little money to get him to his friend’s house to get necessary resources. Also, he was equipped with weapons which I didn’t know if he gets or he earns because I couldn’t figure the game out, but they were to be used on people furthering the idea of black men and gang violence. I had a really hard time getting to know the game and the buttons so I didn’t really get very far in the game especially because the bike was so slow. However, I did notice that there were stereotypical parts of town. Such as, the Hispanics and the black neighborhoods because you noticed the stores on the street and the hookers walking around next to gang members which is probably what a lot of people think happens in these parts of towns. As a result, they put it in the game to make it more interesting. Overall, the game fits the minority stereotypes to a point in America and it really uses that impression to control the way the game plays.
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