• Jeff Bailey

Black Folks and Gaming

The University of Maine at Farmington hosted a fantastic presentation with Grace D. Gipson Ph.D.

Gipson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA). As a Black future feminist/pop culture scholar, Dr. Gipson’s area of research interest centers on black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books, Afrofuturism, and race and new media.

Dr. Gipson speaks with experience and earnestness as she details the history of video games and the exclusion and stereotyping of BIPOC folks.

With young people spending so much time on video games, what effect does the portrayal (or lack of portrayal) have on the formation of stereotypes and biases of BIPOC folks?

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