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Second Life Video Creates Controversy

July 31st, 2007 | Category: Racism

Is this video racist?

Wordpress won’t let me embed it, so watch the video here.

This video was made to help promote conflict resolution, but some say it is racist and is promoting negative stereotypes of Muslims and Turks.

The video, in its pilot phase, features a lonely boy, Martin, at a European school who is being blackmailed by a Turkish gang member named Ahmed. He demands that Martin regularly provide him with money and goods. Martin resorts to stealing things from his classmates.

The closing scene of the video shows Martin giving a stolen cell phone to an armed Ahmed, while the owner of the cell phone—another schoolboy—looks on from afar. “How can we resolve this situation?” the video asks. Source: Second Life Video Made in Italy Stirs Controversy

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