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Posted Feb 09, 2007 by Jon Wood

Community Spotlight

Community Manager Laura Genender takes a look at a forum thread that asks the question: "Does WoW teach children racism"?

This week on the forums, poster Vinzent posed an interesting question to the MMORPG.com audience: Does WoW teach children racism? "If you look at the gameplay mechanics, there is definitely racism there. Orcs, Trolls, Undead, and Tauren are evil if you're with the Alliance. Humans, Dwarves, Elves, and Gnomes are evil if you're with the Hoarde. Good and evil is being determined by race, not by values. You have to admit that's pretty racist."

"I don't think that they see each other as 'evil'" Novaseeker points out. "It's more of a political dispute between the two sides." As Tithrielle pointed out later in the thread, Blood Elves used to be Alliance and are now hoarde - and are related to the Alliance's Night Elves.

Read the whole column here.

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