So, here it comes: the whole "Resident Evil is now racist, all of a sudden!" thing. Much of this controversy has been floating around for a while. Resident Evil 5. Racist or not?
To put it shortly: NO!
But here's my long version for those of you who wish to read it.
Resident Evil 5 can only be called racist on the slightest terms. Yes, you are fighting black zombies. Yes, the protagonist is a white man in military clothing. Yes, you're wiping the "scurge" of black zombies off of the face of the Earth. No, this game is not racist.
Since when has skin color mattered when it comes to zombies? There's been five games. Every single one (excluding 4) features white people. You're running around Raccoon City slaughtering white people. Couldn't I just make a bigger deal out of that? I mean, they're killing people of my own race. Since when is killing black people any different?
There wasn't an uproar in the Hispanic community when Resident Evil 4 came out only to have you capping some villagers from Spain. Why does it seem like the only people that make a huge deal out of racism are the blacks? If you think about it, they should just let everything go. They have equality. They have all the same rights as everyone else. What are they still fighting for?
What also gets me mad is a story about high schoolers making a White Pride club only to be sent to court for being racist. Why is it that we don't seem to be equal anymore? That it seems to be the blacks taking things over by having the excuse that one thing or another is racist. Blacks have power over whites when it comes to that stuff.
So when you automatically see a fictional video game portraying the killing of black people, it must be considered racism to the black community. They keep racism alive. Without it, they're just another plain old person in the world. Without it, they don't get anything other than saying they're black. They can't keep their "individuality."
Think about it: zombies, regardless of skin color, are zombies. Setting the game in Africa was to dig to the roots of zombie tales. Voodoo and other such dark arts originated in Africa. It'd be a foolish idea to totally skip Africa because of potential racism.
Now, is the game trying to be racist? We'll probably never hear a confession from Capcom. Do I absolutely believe they're trying to be the slightest bit racist? No. I just think this is another ignorant person looking only to feed off of controversy.