Race in Bioshock was such a minor deal, was in there for alittle bit of shock value and the sense of "the evil side of a nation". it was not meant to be tasteful, or political correct or to be "handled" as anything more. Was just another element of the twisted city.
how you can compare the two is beyond me. no where near the same.
Bioshock Infinite was a story that was focused on two main characters and their adventure through Columbia. It wasn't a story about the political and emotional corruption of the city itself. A lot of people like to give Infinite flak about not exploring the race issue more, but it was never a focus in the first place. The racism in Infinite shows that the city isn't a utopia and gives you a reason to hate Comstock. Besides that, it hardly factored into the main plot at all.
No... I don't think so. I felt like they didn't really deal with race issue to the extent that I'd hoped. Bioshock on the other hand pulled no punches and was shocking in it's presentation. Left you hating the Founders. When Connor got pissed at Washington, I was like, "Everyone's a jerk here."