Racist Trolls Are Still Dominating Video Games

Racist Trolls Are Still Dominating Video Games

In 2002, Microsoft announced Xbox Live, an online gaming service that allows people to play video games with each other without being in the same room. Since then, it’s amassed 60 million active users, and during that time, it’s become a racist and toxic environment for players of color.

Following Terrence Miller’s incident, Twitch responded to Polygon with the following. “Twitch has a responsibility to broadcasters and players to provide a welcoming environment. As such, we are exploring new tools and processes to increase awareness and mitigation of these issues, and will continue to take action against chatters who committed reported violations.”

When asked for comment Microsoft responded with the following.“Keeping everyone safe is a priority for Xbox. Our code of conduct helps all players have a safe, secure, and enjoyable experience, and any activity that violates these terms may result in enforcement action. Content that is prohibited in Xbox Live includes negative speech (including hate speech or threats of harm) directed at people based on a number of factors, including race, ethnicity, or nationality. We also encourage our community to use the “Report” option to flag content to the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement Team. You can learn more at http://enforcement.xbox.com.”

PlayStation did not respond to a request for comment.

Check out Kishonna Gray’s study examining the experiences of African-American gamers on Xbox Live: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13614568.2012.746740

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50 Comments

  1. Dotard007 on July 26, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Get trolled lol

  2. JamesTheGoo on July 26, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Trying to hold the same expectations with online games as with real life is ridiculous, These people who hurt your precious little feelings for the post part are pretty normal folk in real life. You don’t understand what built up anger they might have and maybe just dropping the N-Word might relieve that. I don’t do this behaviour myself, but it’s clearly benefitial to their mental health.

    Stop pretending to care about others when all you care about are your butt-hurt little egos. You’re pathetic.

  3. Envy the homunculus & mard geer on July 26, 2022 at 12:43 am

    To be honest I just found it funny and yes I’m black

  4. Gloverfield on July 26, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Oh the humanity… 😢

  5. Joshua Moore on July 26, 2022 at 12:45 am

    It’s pretty Fu•ked up how racist & sexist video gamers can be.

  6. Pope Platinum Beats on July 26, 2022 at 12:45 am

    I stopped really playing online on voice because of getting called Nword constantly… it gets old

  7. howthemightyhasfallen on July 26, 2022 at 12:46 am

    5:17 I’m kinda confused on that, so are you saying that xbox should excuse black people for saying the n word. Should they include a race option when you make a Microsoft account that immediately gives the n word pass to black people? Wouldn’t work because everyone would just list themselves as black. All my black friends have been recently been getting banned on xbox because of weak minded people like you, my black Asian friend has been recently banned for life because of your anti racism solutions. Even though white gamers are racist and toxic, black people will use the n word just as often if not more. Banning people for using the n word will hurt everyone black and white in the process. In order to end racism in the gaming community you will have to end toxicity as whole and at that point you might as well remove team speak as a whole. You can remove racism from gaming yourself by just turning off voice chat completely and only play with friends. That’s what I do because I dislike hearing toxicity sometimes if I’m not vibing with it

  8. Private bob and lieutenant David on July 26, 2022 at 12:46 am

    May death come to their accounts

  9. Roger Pogger on July 26, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Homophobia would be way to worse

  10. Make a wish kid on July 26, 2022 at 12:50 am

    I e been called the n word and I’m Mexican. If you can’t handle it you can mute everyone or don’t game online

  11. gaming_monkie on July 26, 2022 at 12:50 am

    thanks for the shout out 0:26

  12. Sean Styles on July 26, 2022 at 12:51 am

    4 years later and nothing changed

  13. Nightmxre Inc. on July 26, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Them "Oh they’re not considering my feelings. I’m always being called the n word. The things they say hurt me."

    Shut up honestly who cares, let them say what they want. If you dont like it say something back or mute them.

  14. Aizen Sosuke on July 26, 2022 at 12:54 am

    If racial slurs bother you, the last thing you want to do is to show them it bothers you. That’s why they do, is to see a reaction from you, they want to see you upset. If you give them what they want, you urge them on further.

    If you want it to stop, laugh at it and join in. It loses power and appeal that way. When people see that you don’t react the way they sant you to, they get bored and lose interest fast.

  15. Eddy Valdez on July 26, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Stereotypical portrayal is just another common practice of the entertainment industry. It’s not necessarily a context to racism.

  16. landoc05 on July 26, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Don’t say anything. Let your gun do the talking.

  17. Private bob and lieutenant David on July 26, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I figured out a safe game for people and its minecraft i met alot of nice people when i first joined a server someone gave me stuff idk why but they did. I know there are rude people but alot of people are really nice minecraft is a good community everyone is welcome to minecraft

  18. Wolf. on July 26, 2022 at 12:58 am

    This man was never hardened by a MW2 lobby 😂

  19. SpidMadjarski on July 26, 2022 at 12:59 am

    lol thanks for the video, i have been made a little more racist now.

  20. Osamabonjovi on July 26, 2022 at 12:59 am

    0:24 not all hero’s wear capes

  21. BOZO on July 26, 2022 at 12:59 am

    *All of this trolls are white mind you..*

  22. NotSure on July 26, 2022 at 12:59 am

    REEEEEEEE LIBERALS

  23. No on July 26, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Go back to mama or grow thicker skin.

  24. RaIn420cash on July 26, 2022 at 1:02 am

    really sad oh that sad

  25. ANSH VERMA on July 26, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Bunch of Snowflake media being Snowflake and soft to gain views like H00kers

    Dude you even tried to become a man and not a posy

  26. SlowDancer72 on July 26, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Lets say, hypothetically, you have my address, — browsing history even. Okay? And if you were to post this data, you would also be putting your reputation on the line, right? Then- Hypothetically speaking, you would be putting your entire bloodlines reputation on the line too. Now lets say, that I have some of your secrets too. Now that we’ve established I have your secrets and you have mine — Let me say that, hypothetically, for the sake of the argument, I had data that said you have a political ideology based off race and culture that some may find offensive. Now with this — I think you’d agree we both don’t want our stuff posted. Am I not correct? You don’t want your stuff posted. And as I have your data, you have my data, it seems its only fair we both calm down and erase that data. Mkay?

  27. Shotz on July 26, 2022 at 1:05 am

    lmao cry about online racism

  28. Potato chill556 on July 26, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Cuss them back

  29. SimBol1216 on July 26, 2022 at 1:09 am

    This comments section: white guys denying racism has ever existed or is a thing and trying to convince minorities that we’re all just crazy.

    That’s called gaslighting, by the way.

  30. An Angry Juicebox on July 26, 2022 at 1:13 am

    0:24

  31. Phillip_IV_Planet King on July 26, 2022 at 1:13 am

    In Sea of thieves im called the N word every time I sink a ship.
    Im not even a roid.

  32. ZillaRanger1 universel gamer on July 26, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Wait if there’s racism in real life would that mean those that slur Xbox or psn
    (concel racist)?

  33. The Sauce on July 26, 2022 at 1:15 am

    How to tell people you’re a ❄ without telling anyone that you are one

  34. gzb4l4 on July 26, 2022 at 1:19 am

    2022 and ppl dont realise how to reach the mute button.. toxic ppl r not the problem.. u can easily solve by mute and blocking them.. the real problem in gaming community is trolls and cheaters… this ones u have just to acept that u r going to loose the match…

  35. Cody Williams on July 26, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Dislike

  36. IVAN GREY on July 26, 2022 at 1:22 am

    HAHAH immagin being offended by trolls taking anything someone says over a game as real?

  37. Gaiseric on July 26, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Good, it’s funny.

  38. Doorkey on July 26, 2022 at 1:27 am

    As a black gamer yall are a bunch of pussies lmao. People say racist shit all the time whether or not your black, white, or Mexican. Doesn’t matter what race you are people WILL shit on it.

  39. NB747 on July 26, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I see a lot of racists in the comments…

  40. H Hasslinger on July 26, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Of course their solution is to permanently ban people. I hope one day people will learn that censoring the public never works. These big companies really don’t care about how people feel. It’s about money and control.

  41. Josiah on July 26, 2022 at 1:33 am

    I don’t say racist things on the game. But because of your video, I will now. Sounds like people need to toughen up👍🏽😀

  42. Ryan thompson on July 26, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Let me guess you want to take away more rights from everyone to have daddy government gladly step in and protect your fragile mind.

  43. Horizon on July 26, 2022 at 1:33 am

    I bet this dude cried when someone dropped a n bomb on him.

  44. Sir Greedy on July 26, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Grow some thicker skin, jesus. It’s not racism, its trolling. There is a difference. Y’all weak af.

  45. drtyrrant king on July 26, 2022 at 1:35 am

    WOLFxRouge on xbox is a proud neo nazi go ask him about it lol. And good luck he got him a posse. I just say fk them put their gt on reddit and a script kitty will figure them out. "Why cant black folks move on?" Because wannabe edgelords keep fanning the flames, then have the nerve to be like " why you mad" like if i walk up to you, insulted you and your bloodline because you got natural sunscreen you should be all fking smiles right? The worst ones are like "you dont sound black" like im suppose to slur my speech or act like "Yaaaa cuh" stop watching tv. I meet white people who sound black, np but a well spoken african American? Dudes act like its 1708. It gets old especially after 400 years of the same jokes would piss anyone off.

  46. I'm afraid of humans760 on July 26, 2022 at 1:35 am

    These mf wouldn’t last in a xbox 360 cod morden warfare live what we hear now is nothing to what we heard back the 360 days

  47. Ranjan Biswas on July 26, 2022 at 1:36 am

    This guy would take his life if he knew the toxicity of South East Asian online gaming community. 😂😂

  48. Billington on July 26, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Everyone who’s saying that you haven’t been called the n word u need to play rust.

  49. julius ochoa on July 26, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Man if this guy was so pressed to hear that on cod, I sure hope he doesn’t find out about war of rights

  50. Noh on July 26, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Imagine NOT being white. Very sad. Many such cases.

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