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Stand against racism, hate, and police brutality - #BlackLivesMatter
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Posted by Petie - June 6, 2020 - 6:08 PM
Last week, Ton left you with a simple message - Black Lives Matter. This isn’t just a statement, a group of protesters, or a movement; it’s a fact and one that’s unfortunately being regularly ignored. It’s sad that this even needs to be said in 2020 but I think the current state of the country makes it clear that not everyone is on the same page.

I’d like to quickly address the negativity displayed in the comments of last week’s update. Neither we nor anyone else using the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is suggesting that they matter more. They don’t claim that they’re the only victims of police brutality or the only targets of ignorance, hate, and racism. They simply want an end to the systemic racism they experience on a day-to-day basis, especially at the hands of the police, and that is something that everyone should be able to agree with unequivocally.

So I’ll leave you with this: We at The VG Resource stand with Black Lives Matter and against racism and police brutality. The changes they’re pushing for will benefit everyone and they deserve the justice they’re seeking. If these statements somehow offend you, nobody is forcing you to stay but remember this moment when you find yourself on the wrong side of history. And if you are choosing to be on the wrong side of history and are in fact just racist, do us all a favor and leave.

No new content will be highlighted in this update out of respect and in an effort to avoid distracting from the issue at hand. Instead, take a look here to see how you can help if you feel so inclined.

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Jul 5, 2020, 1:12 AM
@Garamonde Way to not answer any of my questions.
We CaN dO WhAt We wAnT WiTh OuR WeBsIte.
Jul 4, 2020, 3:12 PM
@vissova: Too bad that some people don't want to be reminded. We can do what we want with our own website. Just deal with it for one dang update.
Jul 2, 2020, 11:43 PM
@Garamonde Okay wait, what exactly did he say that's ignorant? Are you disagreeing that people should be called "people" instead of "black" or "white", or that people should be educated? In what possible way is he spreading negativity? What he said seems fairly agreeable to me.
Also why exactly are you attempting to educate people on this kind of subject on a website meant for sharing ripped video game assets and then acting like it's ridiculous that people are pointing out that this is not in fact the place to discuss this kind of subject matter? People aren't coming here for political discussion, they're coming here to download some sprites and video game models. Not everyone wants to be constantly reminded of how shitty reality is everywhere they go, and that doesn't make them ignorant or against BLM. It honestly seems like you're the one spreading negativity.
What in the fuck is up with this website.
Jun 25, 2020, 2:04 AM
I'm relatively new to this site, but I just want to say thank you to the administrator(s) who posted this. If people need an example of how these issues can be relevant to the gaming community, just think about how many games you know of which feature black protagonists, or even more rare, games which have black faces and bodies on their cover/box art. Apart from sports games, they're definitely few and far in-between. I don't necessarily think the gaming community is deliberately racist, but there is definitely a kind of systemic, built-in anti-blackness where whiteness is seen as the "default," even in places like Japan. Things have gotten better over the past decade or so, but there is still a long way to go.
Jun 23, 2020, 5:57 PM
Darn, here we go again. Didn't expect anyone to make a few more comments in this post. Still I hope the post get changed and updated VERY soon this month to avoid an unnecessary flame war.
Jun 23, 2020, 4:19 PM *
The only one spreading ignorance is you, honestly. We've tried educating people (you can see this for yourself on the past two Spriters Resource updates) and look where that gets us? People arguing false "facts" and saying "this isn't the place to discuss this" comments. People like you who are spreading negativity instead of working together to achieve a common goal are the ones who are narrow-minded and hypocritical.
Jun 23, 2020, 3:39 PM
If you actually wanted to end systemic racism, then you wouldn't even call people black. People are human beings, not skin colors.

And if you actually wanted to end systemic racism, then you would seek to educate ignorant people instead of just scolding them for being "on the wrong side of history" like some holier-than-thou priest. Racists are ignorant people who just need to learn the facts. If you act like they're cartoon villains, they're just going to fight harder against decency, *especially* if you talk like an arrogant preacher instead of a fellow human being.

Like Dr. King, I want to bring people together through understanding. You just want to stir up an us-vs-them attitude that will make understanding even harder.

Black Americans are NOT passive weaklings who need your pity. That is one of the most insulting racist ideas today. We need respect, not pity from egotists like you. Being a "nice guy" racist does NOT make your brand of racism OK.

If you delete this comment, you are a coward and an enemy of equality. But even if you do, I'm glad I can tell you how narrow-minded and hypocritical you are.
Jun 20, 2020, 8:41 AM *
While I look down on racism and bigotry, might as well hope for the best till the dust settles down. And the next post gets updated.
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