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post #1321 of 2115
Racist deaths? You can't be serious...
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post #1323 of 2115
it's painfully obvious that they kill a black character when they introduce a black character. i didn't read the comic, so I don't know if it's meant to be that way.
post #1324 of 2115
This is really bizarre...
post #1325 of 2115
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnight View Post

^ 2 new black characters come along, so they immediately bump off the black prisoner!! The black prisoner came long - they bump off T Dog!! It’s ridiculous. I’ve read writers complaining about the racist deaths and token black characters, and now I agree.
/ End rant.

Except that they've killed a lot of white characters too. Including the protagonist's wife. And Michonne has been around for quite a while and she didn't replace a black character.
post #1326 of 2115
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Except that they've killed a lot of white characters too. Including the protagonist's wife. And Michonne has been around for quite a while and she didn't replace a black character.

Harvey, it seems like you're ignoring the race of the characters. Which is obviously pretty racist.
post #1327 of 2115
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Racist deaths? You can't be serious...

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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

it's painfully obvious that they kill a black character when they introduce a black character. i didn't read the comic, so I don't know if it's meant to be that way.

As Hoozah says, it does seem painfully obvious - another black character comes along - they bump off the existing black guy.
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Except that they've killed a lot of white characters too. Including the protagonist's wife. And Michonne has been around for quite a while and she didn't replace a black character.

Perhaps this is the case and cultural bias (people, myself included are influenced to try and spot racism) or perhaps it's because I'm white, the black characters stand out as more memorable, especially with oft bandied about "token black character" around this show. In other words I'm spotting something which statistically isn't anything unusual compared to the white guys... it does seem that way though...
post #1328 of 2115
They killed Shane, replaced with another morally corrupt bad guy who is white...rolleyes.gif
post #1329 of 2115
im at least glad that the new black male character (tm) isn't named something like "J TRAIN" or "BIG WILLY"
post #1330 of 2115
Well, statistically speaking, blacks are over represented in the show.
But this is just stupid anyway. Michone is black and has stuck around, and they just added another major black character. And the first black character and his son never died . . . so, yeah, what whnay said.
post #1331 of 2115
No way over represented, Atlanta is more than 50% black.
It is incredibly obvious that they've killed off black characters the same episode they want to introduce new black characters. It's like some fucked up quota they have to maintain.
"Michonne is black" is a weak arguement. First of all her character is terrible in the show and I'd hardly call her a focal point. Second off, what has every other major character been? White.
post #1332 of 2115
They are not in Atlanta. The main character is white, take it up with the author of the comics (who is also white, as are most comic writers, I guess he writes what he knows).
And it's not like the white characters all live or something. Or the bad guys are all black. Get a grip.
post #1333 of 2115
I'm not complaining, I'm just saying- I'm not overly sensitive about things like this and it stood out to me.
post #1334 of 2115
And they are in Georgia, just outside Atlanta. Well, I guess it's hard to say how far they've traveled but the first few episodes were in Atlanta at least.
If a lot of people independantly notice something like this it's at least worth discussing, I think.
post #1335 of 2115
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And they are in Georgia, just outside Atlanta. Well, I guess it's hard to say how far they've traveled but the first few episodes were in Atlanta at least.
If a lot of people independantly notice something like this it's at least worth discussing, I think.

This brings up an interesting debate. I've always wondered if black people would be disproportionately hurt by a zombie outbreak, due to three factors:

1) darker skin tone means that the zombie pallor is disguised somewhat. An extra second or two to identify might be all it takes to spread the virus to loved ones.
2) black people, especially outside of the South, tend to live in more dense populations. One would think that higher population density would lead to a quicker spread of the virus.
3) less money = less security.

However, I think a good argument could be made that an inner-city dweller would adjust to the hardships of the apocalypse a lot faster than a soccer mom.
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