Just how bad is racism in Second Life?

The world around us right now is changing, and a lot of people are rejecting old racist ideologies that have made up quite a bit of America’s history. It’s daunting to want to get outside and protest, but luckily, there’s a lot of messed-up things within Second Life you can turn your attention to. You don’t even need to leave your chair!

Because I’m black, it’s easy for me to see all of the things I have seen and not be surprised by them anymore. I can’t say the same of my white counterparts. I think the breadth of how ugly race is depicted in this game might shock some of you.

It can also tell you some of why I decided to largely part from the game and am looking at its gradual changes with trepidation. Other virtual worlds have more updated stances and intolerance for these things, and yet this stuff persists by and far in Second Life because… I don’t know why. Free speech? Is that it? I don’t know anymore.

I will now go in and describe the tiers on which this problem persists in this virtual world.

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Hello from my Linden home! My friend Sparkle really helped me spruce up the landscaping, and now it’s the cutest house on the block. Decorating with just 351 land impact and trying to make the exterior lush with landscaping, while leaving enough for interior decor is challenging but very doable! So far, I have only semi-finished decorating 1 out of too many homes. The Traditional is my favorite Bellisseria home theme, what’s yours?

Wildflowers

I’m wearing the new Delicate hairstyle from Truth. These soft beachy waves are to die for!

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