When A Brown Actor Plays A White Character, Who Really Wins? – “And while it may seem like a victory for a brown actor to play a character with a stereotypically white name, it actually reinforces the idea that complex, multidimensional characters have to read as white, while characters with ‘brown’ names are relegated to roles where we play terrorists named Mohammed or cabbies named Apu.” From Kavin.
Talking About Women’s Issues In Gaming Still Taboo, Developer Says – ” ‘For most of my career it was things like having meetings with the publisher, when the publisher came from out of town, at strip clubs,’ McWilliams tells NPR’s Tess Vigeland. ‘Most of the time I just wasn’t invited even though I was in a leadership role.’ Issues cropped up in meetings where she was included, too. One began with one man telling her, ‘I hope this goes better than the last time we had a woman at the producer’s meeting.’ She says the statement didn’t bother her at the time — but she later realized how such words might affect women just getting started in the business.”