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If you, like me, believe that the appropriation of Native American (or any) culture is wrong, please take a look at this petition. 

Perpetuating racial stereotypes is wrong. As gamers we should  hold ourselves, and our content producers, to higher standards. What diminishes one of us, diminishes us all. 

Every United States citizen owes the Native American people a debt that can never be paid. This kind of thing is just adding insult to injury. What's even worse is the lack of an appropriate response by MCG, who have instead decided to rally their fans behind them on Facebook. Just because you can get uninformed people to blindly support you doesn't make what you're doing right.
The Strange RPG is a game about world-hopping into alternate realities called "recursions" that are based on amassed collective imagination. For example, there may be a "recursion" all about children's games, or one that specifically features a "cops & robbers" theme since it is a game played around the world by children of all ages. There may be another "recursion" about Wonderland, since it is a well-known book/story throughout the world. T...
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PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO REMOVE THE GOVERNOR AND POLICE CHIEF OF FERGUSON, MO...PLEASE PASS ON AND TAG PEOPLE TO SIGN!! 
We want Chief Jackson and Attorney McCulloch to resign effective immediately, due to facilitating an apparent coverup, in regards to the investigation...
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Palestinians tweet tear gas advice to protesters in Ferguson http://news360.com/article/252997620
The use of tear gas by police in Ferguson has led to Palestinian Twitter users expressing their solidarity with US demonstrators Palestinians have been tweeting advice on how to deal with...
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Racism is Alive and Well in America
Last Saturday, an unarmed, innocent black man was shot and killed by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, the city and the county police forces have acted in such a way as to make them look guilty, shooting tear gas at peaceful assemblies an...
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It's a difficult spot to be in, for Monte and the company, but they probably should have foreseen trouble. 

When confronted with the thorny issue of attempting to reclaim a beloved narrative setting from a past perspective, an author really needs to look closely at whether the stuff they love is too closely intertwined with material that's going to marginalize and hurt people. 

I'm a huge fan of movies from the 40's, detective movies, jungle adventures, supernatural thrillers, etcetera, and it was only after a friend referred to that time period as the "golden age of racism" that I started to spot all the itchy, fiberglass-like racist elements in them. And, uh, there are way more than the obvious ones.

If I wanted to create a setting for a game I planned to sell, based on those 40's adventure movies, complete with "great white hunters," bone-in-nose tribesmen, and a glory-hunting colonialist mindset, I'd have to expect people to be not okay with that. C'mon, you know that shit's not okay. There's a reason "Africa Screams" with Abbott & Costello never gets shown on TCM.

Sometimes, there's just no way to unravel the stuff you love from the objectionable stuff. There's no solution. When Peter Jackson remade King Kong awhile back, he ended up making the Skull Islanders golden-eyed, grey-skinned orclike people, crafting a dogwhistle approximation of a "savage native" while trying to extract any possibility of anyone seeing any actual ethnicity in them.

But that's not a solution, it's a cheat, and it's not a very good one. Turning racist stereotypes into bat-winged space-Fagins, or "Ahh-sooo" bugeyed fu-manchu knockoffs or blue cat people with braid-modems that let them "commune with nature" isn't about creating a more inclusive world, it's just about crafting plausible deniability for the author. And that's a problem. 

"It's not real Indians, it's imaginary trope Indians," doesn't cut it as far as inclusion goes. If you aren't competent to treat real cultures in a nuanced manner, you probably need to leave them alone, not try to hammer them into fictionalized props you can "get away" with using. 

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White Shamans & Plastic Medicine Men [1996]: http://youtu.be/19JAMhAzXms

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"The decision to release the video and a police report describing the robbery – but little related to the actual shooting – has fueled more questions about whether the police are retroactively trying to justify Brown’s death."
"The initial contact with Mike Brown was not related to the robbery," Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said.
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Arrest the wrong suspect, beat the living daylights out of him in jail...and when you got to let him go? charge him with property damage...for dirtying your clothes with his spilled blood!!

Outrageous!! except it happened in 2009, again, in Ferguson. Race tensions and Police brutality is not something new, for Ferguson, Missouri. On Sept. 20th, 2009...Henry Davis was arrested on a warrant...except, it wasn't the same Henry Davis. The rest is history for that poor man...nothing happened to the cops, the DA dropped the property damage charges, he suit the Ferguson PD and lost...and now, it's in Federal Appeals Court. From past experience, wouldn't the Ferguson Police Dept. known better, than to do anything that would incite the actions, which occurred? Yes!! if you're on the Left...Maybe!! if you're on the Right...and No!! if you're FoxNews, as they scramble and try to seriously figure out, why they say "No"!!

It looks like Governor Jay Nixon, has ordered the Missouri State Police, to take over the situation...and 'one' man, Capt. Ron Johnson, who's the new Commander for Ferguson...appears to have the most level mind, in the entire Show Me State. He's showing what a little understanding and psychology can accomplish...Missouri State Troopers, and led by Ron Johnson, marched alongside the protesters rather than ordering them off the streets. Besides bringing some calmness to an already tense situation, Johnson's march, is a clear message that Law Enforcement agencies around this country, needs to be seriously reformed...they're not para-military units, among other things.

Ferguson, Missouri has become a Bipartisan ground zero...Democrats and Republicans are literally talking, and agreeing with each other...and turning the issue into a national discourse. It must feel pretty lonely, up there on top...for FOX now days...justifying murder and violence. Expect Rupert to change his tune on justifications, soon...it's what's best for business.
Amid ongoing racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo., the Daily Beast reported on a 2009 incident in which city police beat up a wrongfully arrested African-American man and then charged him for getting blood on their uniforms. The incident occurred on Sept. 20, 2009. The police served an outstanding warrant to one Henry Davis, 52, according to the Beast — but they were actually looking for a different Henry Davis who had a different middle name and So...
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I have no words that won't offend someone, so I'll just put this out here. (Oh, and fire the entire Ferguson, MO., police department and city council. Then indict most of them.)
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