Seriously, are we reading the same articles?
You guys are off looking for racism, and boy howdy, you've found it! What's next, a crusade against vegemite as an evil sandwich spread concocted by white men guilty about the atrocities their ancestors committed, and who have made this spread black to atone, but made it taste vile because they really hate the black man!?
Seriously, have you got nothing better to do than wank your teacups into tempests, brandishing your new-age sensitivity as if it means something to people who've really suffered from racism? You think a guy who was dragged behind a pickup truck give's a flying rat's ass how Capcom portrays a ficticious African country filled with ficticious people? Go on, ask him. I'll bet he doesn't.
Shed your collective guilt over the oppression people you never met laid down on other people you've never met!
You didn't see any black people forum-posting incessantly about how RE4 was racist against whites, why the fuck are you making such a big deal of it?
I've played every RE game (more or less) and for me there's one enemy: zombies. I'm out to kill zombies, and their skin colour means nothing to me. They're basically the undead and they're trying to kill me, so I'm killing them instead.
Now, if you want to start a zombies-rights thread, knock yourselves out, but really seriously, this shit ain't any more racist than space invaders was xenophobic.
I should point out that, having never lived in the USA, I seem to have a very different view of 'race' than you lot seem to. I've never experienced racism except what I see on the news. Racism, to me, is your problem. I've already moved on, there is no racism in my world, just stupid people.
And hey, maybe you guys aren't as stupid as you come across, maybe you're trying to fight a good fight, trying to wipe out something that is a real problem for your society. I don't see the thing you are fighting, I've never seen it, all I've ever seen are stupid, short-sighted, ignorant, stubborn assholes.
And they come in every colour.