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technically Russia is in Asia
Only the part east of the Ural Mountains.
In all seriousness, the lack of Benetton-style 'representation' is not discriminatory. There's plenty of actual racial/ethnic discrimination in the real world, you do not need to go looking for it in a work of fiction.
Ethnicities of earth would have no relevance to the goings-on in the depicted regions of Starcraft II. If there were to be depicted ethnic tensions or exclusions, it would be along the lines of what planet you are from, who you do business with. "Asian, European, etc." have no meaning in a place so far from Earth that Earth is nearly forgotten.
Having a friggin' skin-rainbow of cast and crew would be the worst thing they could do from a realism perspective.
There is a serious under-representation of Papua New Guinean Pygmies in Starcraft lore. I saw one character that could have possibly been a Malaysian Pygmy.
Seriously Blizzard, why the Papua New Guinean Pygmy hate?!?! I demand a response.
Edit: I am not a pygmy, but I saw one on TV once...
Edited by NeilMcCauley on 3/3/2011 2:14 PM PST
People keep forgetting that race is a social construct. Far in the future, people will have mixed relationships so much that the idea of even ethnicity fades away.
However, even with that being said, having the darker skinned characters be more shady in general compared to their fair skinned counterpart is most certainly racism.
And the whole "the white people are convicts" argument is so illogical that I can't even begin to understand. Just because you are in prison doesn't say anything about one's ethical code or overall character.
Edited by Exacerbated on 3/14/2011 5:21 PM PDT
Blizzard is not racist because they DIDN'T leave out any race or ethnic group. If you don't see your group in the game, that's because they placed your particular group on the Sarengo, just so they would all die a horrible death and no one would have to deal with you stupid people and your retarded cultures in the new civilization. That's not racist. That's genocide.
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