Why do white people ask questions like this? Whenever I get this question, or the thematically similar “Do you hate white people” I just answer with “yes”.
Because that’s the only answer they want to hear.
In context, it makes sense. To a lot of white people, being black IS bad. You can see this evident when a white person tells a black person that they’re “one of the good ones.”
Whites allow for nuances in character for their own race. Rarely are white people grouped into “good” and “bad” categories. You can be a white person who is mostly good, then makes a terrible, terrible decision, but your lifetime of goodness mitigates that bad decision. In other words, white people accept that other white people are complicated and people are the sum of their choices, not merely a reflection of a “good” or “bad” moment.
But Whites LOVE to categorize Blacks as “good” and “bad.” You just have to look at the coverage of Trayvon Martin to see that the fact that he was arrested for smoking pot clearly put him in the “bad” camp right away. After that, Martin’s death was framed as him being the “bad” guy and Zimmerman was helpless but to defend himself.
So, when white people ask “I’m white. Does that make me bad?” what they are REALLY saying is, “I’m white. Are you going to hold me to same simplistic, binary judgement system I hold you to?”
Bolding for truth
^^^Everything that atchka so eloquently said…
Commentary is spot on.
Bowser: A boss battle that I love.
Hmmmm…I think I have two?
One is the battle against Lance in Gold/Silver/HeartGold/SoulSilver. Just something about the music and atmosphere and owning his dragons!
Two is the fight against Groundshaker in KHII. So many epic battles, but that was one of the best!
Ganondorf: An item from a game I’d do anything to have.
A Keyblade or Warpstar or Farore’s Wind. Each one allows me to travel where ever I would like in a matter of seconds. Would make getting to work and seeing people easier.
Wolf: A Gaming Cliche I’d like to see put to rest.
Compulsive Heterosexuality. Please, can we get one queer character or one character that doesn’t have heterosexuality be the default orientation?
Ike: Smash Bros. mains
Lucario, Zero Suit Samus, Lucas, Toon Link.
Marth: A game I’ve never played but would like to.
Shadow of the Colossus and Journey. Both beautiful games, both games that make you think and experience something.