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Playing as black: Avatar race affects white video game players
"What happens when white video game players see themselves as black characters in a violent game? A new study suggests some disturbing answers: It makes the white players act more aggressively after the game is over, have stronger explicit negative attitudes toward blacks and display stronger implicit attitudes linking blacks to weapons."

Effects of Avatar Race in Violent Video Games on Racial Attitudes and Aggression
"The media often link Black characters and violence. This is especially true in video games, in which Black male characters are virtually always violent."

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