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10 Greatest Black Characters In Video Games

Video games, like all media, should celebrate diversity, race, gender and sexuality in all aspects and not just focus on one particular group.

In particular, Black artists' influence in creating today's entertainment industry cannot be understated - yet people of colour are still widely underrepresented in the video game industry. The art form is still predominantly dominated by white characters, which is something that we should be challenging whenever given the opportunity.

This lack of diversity can not only be damaging to the portrayal of non-white characters and artists, but also stop creators of colour from telling their stories across multiple industries.

It is not all bad, however, as there are some stories and characters crafted with genuine love and passion. Characters that are not just well rounded and fleshed out, but offer up an insight into the huge array of cultures, ethnicities and races our world offers.

With Black History Month currently showing art of ethnic backgrounds, let's take a look at video games past and present, and highlight some stand-out characters in the medium.