Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Farm Town

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I’m a fan of the Farm Town application within Facebook.  This application is a game that enables you to create your own character and farm for money.  When you are creating a character there are a variety of options to select for skin color.  When playing Farm Town, you visit a marketplace to get hired to harvest/plow other individual’s farms and you are able to see the character that is hiring you.  Based on the multiple times that I visited the marketplace, I have ran into a darker-colored character probably twice.  I know that it’s not only whites that are on Facebook, but do whites predominantly play Farm Town?  Do blacks, or darker minorities, have no desire to play Farm Town because of the relation to the past where blacks were slaves?  Or are blacks/darker minorities playing Farm Town under the identity of white characters?  The darkest skin color you can choose doesn’t even look black, it’s just a very tan skin-toned.  But, at the same time, they offer hair-styles featuring corn-rows and afros.

I’m curious if blacks/darker minorities are choosing light skin toned characters because they feel as though they would be more successful on Farm Town, or if it is only whites that are playing this game.

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Written by jubol

September 26, 2009 at 9:26 pm

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  1. I always wondered why people played this game…oh well. While i do agree that they should probably make more of a variety of characters, I do not think that every outlet in the media should be doing this. With everything trying to be politically correct, we are again, masking the racial issues with an ideal/contradictory world where every plot in every movie has people who represent the color of the rainbow. That is not how the world is.

    seemenomore123

    September 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm


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