Bungie casts a spotlight on the Black at Bungie Inclusion Club and its efforts to uplift Black devs and BLM

    
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Bungie casts a spotlight on the Black at Bungie Inclusion Club and its efforts to uplift Black devs and BLM

Racial equality is still a vital topic and an important fight in a wide variety of sectors, including game dev. It’s why Bungie helped to create the Black at Bungie Inclusion Club, which was elaborated on in a recent dev blog post.

Just what is an Inclusion Club (IC)? They’re internal collections of Bungie employees built to support the goals of underrepresented groups, connect those of similar cultural backgrounds, and connect those who wish to link up as supportive allies. ICs also have access to funds and resources that let employees support the causes that matter to them.

The Black at Bungie IC has been pivotal in informing Bungie’s public statements and actions such as the support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it has also helped kick off a number of initiatives important to Black game devs and Black voices, including funding a sponsorship of the Game Devs of Color Expo in September and helping to create the Black Lives Matter pin and emblem.

According to the post, the Black at Bungie IC is looking ahead to additional initiatives that seek to “[uplift] underrepresented voices, [share] diverse perspectives and [champion] a more diverse and inclusive game industry.” The IC will also be sharing more about its efforts both on Bungie’s website and on social media channels.

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Roger Melly

I often wonder what people of other races ( Asians or Native Americans for example ) think about all this inclusion aimed at black people, one would hope they get the same thought given to them as well but it certainly does not appear that way at times.

After all not every one on the planet is black or white .

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Bree Royce

Bungie’s blog piece specifically says this IC is one of multiple that is spearheading how it all works for other ICs, so presumably the others will be for other bipoc (and I’d guess for women and LGBTQ+ too).

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Bruno Brito

Nine comments, two showing.

This thread must be a shitshow behind the scenes. I feel for the MOP team.

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Bree Royce

It honestly wasn’t. Only two modded posts; the rest were just orphans under them. Edit: And one person who requested his comment be removed.

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Darius Sessoms

Doesn’t matter how much they SAY they care about black people when racial slurs aren’t censored in game, racist names are still allowed, and reporting people using slurs does nothing; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGaFbneIJTs

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Turing fail

Ugh- that’s awful. I’m not currently playing any Bungie games and had no idea. I’d delete my original post, but don’t see a control to do so…

I’ve complained about similar offensive names/chat in EVE, and received acknowledgements from GMs, but didn’t follow up to see if the characters had been deleted.

I’ve contracted with in-game mercenaries to “disrupt” other players in EVE- is that an option in Destiny 2? Not that such would excuse Bungie’s inaction, but…

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Utakata

You have to request that from the mods in /Flag feature directly. As there is a pull down menu where you have the option of requesting deletion of your own post. And they are pretty good in nuking it efficiently on your behalf. Hope this helps.

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Turing fail

Thanks!

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Roger Melly

I remember years ago in World of Warcraft going into a battleground and seeing this guy making anti-Semitic comments which I did report and also checked on whether to see he got band several weeks later. He wasn’t so at least back then Blizzard did not follow up in the way I would have expected. I quit in about 2011 but I have popped back on a couple of occasions and was quite shocked at the racism and “phobias” on display. Maybe they do ban people these days for it or maybe they are still focused on their profits and prefer to turn a blind eye.

In regards to EVE I had a friend who used to play it and his son got onto his account and apparently started saying racist things in general chat and got his dads account banned for like. So if that’s true they do act in that game.

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Turing fail

Good to know EVE/CCP follows through- thanks!

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Utakata

I am sorry you had to experience that. But for what it’s worth, that was a real ugly thing that we all needed to see just how bad it really gets. So thank you for sharing that. /bows