Mafia III is just a game, but it shines a spotlight on the reality of racism | Tauriq Moosa

As a person of colour, I found it cathartic to play a video game that acknowledges the reality of racism and says: things don’t have to be this way

People of colour in South Africa have faced a long history of ostracism on multiple levels. Though I missed the worst of it, apartheid laws mandated racist exclusion: careers, political roles, even door entrances and homes, all were determined by race. These attitudes remain, even without laws to back them up.

I was a child, the first time I was subjected to a racial slur. Decades later it continues in South Africa, but also online, particularly in an internet environment dominated by status quo warriors who love Trump, hate women and believe progress is poison.

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