Playing With Prejudice: The Prevalence and Consequences of Racial Stereotypes in Video Games

  title={Playing With Prejudice: The Prevalence and Consequences of Racial Stereotypes in Video Games},
  author={Melinda C. R. Burgess and Karen E. Dill and Steven Paul Stermer and Stephen R. Burgess and Brian P. Brown},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  pages={289 - 311}
A content analysis of top-selling video game magazines (Study 1) and of 149 video game covers (Study 2) demonstrated the commonality of overt racial stereotyping. Both studies revealed that minority females are virtually absent in game representations. Study 1 revealed that, in video game magazines, minority males, underrepresented generally, were more likely to be portrayed as athletes or as aggressive, and less likely to be depicted in military combat or using technology, than White males… 

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