#GamerGirl & Racial Socialization

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“In what game genre are ppl most likely to create an avatar with a dark skin tone?” … Everyone got the correct answer =^.^=

The sidekick, sure. Never the lead.

Decolonizing the Magic Forest

Press R2 for a dopamine spike as you cast a fire spell against the sexist npc

In life, pigmentation is prologue :: In games pixelation is prologue

Gamers may misperceive a Black person as a threat just as Ai misperceives Serena Williams as a man.

https://medium.com/@Joy.Buolamwini/when-ai-fails-on-oprah-serena-williams-and-michelle-obama-its-time-to-face-truth-bf7c2c8a4119
Coded Gaze: one way the Coded Gaze differs from the Male Gaze is that it tends to code Black women like Michelle Obama as men
Martey et al.’s (2014): Female avatars (like Jarryd) take more time with customizations, regardless of the sex of the player. We put effort in how we apply makeup and coordinate outfits (Martey et al., 2014). Unlike male avatars, we tend to only have headgear toggled on if it won’t block our face.

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Racially Attractive

Quillian, L., Heath, A., Pager, D., Midtbøen, A. H., Fleischmann, F., & Hexel, O. (2019). Do some countries discriminate more than others? Evidence from 97 field experiments of racial discrimination in hiring. Sociological Science, 6, 467–496.

Religiously Attractive

Valfort, Marie-Anne (2018) : Anti-Muslim Discrimination in France: Evidence from a Field Experiment, IZA Discussion Papers, №11417, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn

White parents of Black children may be more effective in advocating for their students than Black parents of Black children because

Colorism

Colorism encapsulates

Multiracials (all from extant literature; will update citations)

American NeoCulturalism notes (in progress)

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