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Old May 8th, 2010 (05:59 PM).
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well, it never really bothered me, and im half-black. but seeing a couple would be nice.
and dahlia does not count, she's indian, not black.
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There used to be black people in Pokemon, but that was considered racist so they changed their skin to purple.
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Old May 8th, 2010 (06:59 PM). Edited May 8th, 2010 by PiPVoda.
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Quote originally posted by adhdguitar:
There used to be black people in Pokemon, but that was considered racist so they changed their skin to purple.
lol like that made it any better XD.

Quote originally posted by Sweet Smoochum:
The reason why they took Brock out when it went international, was because they thought people would think of it as racist. They don't want people to mistakenly think they are being racist by drawing a character to fit a certain stereotype. That's probably why they avoid making characters of other ethnicities, because they may not know much about it. They don't want to offend anyone by portraying someone in a certain way. Anyway, does the color of a person's skin or a pokemon trainer's skin matter? We're all people.

you are 100% correct. maybe we'd have more diverse people in pokemon if we didn't have so many 'barriers' outside of Japan keeping it from happening. The Japanese probably wouldn't mind putting other ethnicities in their games (obviously) so this may be the main reason why there aren't more.
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Quote originally posted by syphonfilter109:
There are no black people in pokemon because there is no government in the pokemon world to give them welfare checks.
you stink at trolling :cer_no:
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Old May 9th, 2010 (03:29 PM).
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Quote originally posted by syphonfilter109:
There are no black people in pokemon because there is no government in the pokemon world to give them welfare checks.
Replace "black" with "fat mexican lady with 23 kids that live off of child support".
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Im black, and frankly I really dont care if there are black people in pokemon or not. Although there are dark skinned leaders/E4/brains in pokemon. It would be fun to see a more diverse trainer system though :D
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Quote originally posted by Gary Oak FTW:
Replace "black" with "fat mexican lady with 23 kids that live off of child support".
Now i feel offended... na just joking, all the countries around the world have a lot of diversitity (Mexico has a lot of people from around the world, engineer of software in Guadalajara city, chinese and arabes sellers in Mexico city, german farmers here in my state, and all of us is used to this, i don't get why still are people that get angry or make fun of a person color, we're like the ice creams, that come in all flavors
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Old May 10th, 2010 (03:58 PM).
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I'm half Mexican too but the people I described in my other post annoy me so much.
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Quote originally posted by Penumbra:
Yknow what's weird? In other american games, we mainly see white or black people. What about asians? I don't see anyone complaining on that end, so why are we complaining here? It's the same thing.

I agree with you. I actually don't see many Asians in any entertainment really (even ones that tried to break into US..like se7en)..anyways, that is off-topic and so is what you are speaking of. We are talking about pokemon, not American made video games. No one is complaining they were just giving their thoughts..sheeshhhhhh
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Old May 11th, 2010 (07:38 AM).
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Honestly, this is just starting to get off-topic. I knew this thread would go off tracks to begin with but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. I guess I was right... closing now.
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