ForumRace Consistency


I have noticed that in the articles of some characters it lists their ethnic background while others do not. Although this information may be...informative, (I find it not, any one with eyes and a brain can tell.) it is also highly inconsistent.

{{Quote|'''Doctor Eli Vance''' is a brilliant physicist and researcher, an '''African-American man|Eli Vance Article}}

{{Quote|'''Chell''' is the silent protagonist of Portal. She appears to be in her late 20's or early 30's, and of '''mixed ancestry or possibly Latin descent|Chell article}}

{{Quote|Samuel's '''Asian''' face was used for the Citizen Male 05"|Samuel Article}}

Notice a pattern? It only appears on non-white characters. Not only is it inconsistent but some may take offense by finding it racist and eurocentric. Is anyone opposed we omit those parts? If so, should we also list

{{Quote|'''Doctor Gordon Freeman''' is the '''White''' main protagonist of the Half-Life series."|Freeman article}}

{{Quote|'''Doctor Isaac Kleiner''' is one of the main characters of ''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes. An archetypal 'WikipediaAbsent-minded professor|absent-minded genius scientist of probable Jewish ancestry|Kleiner article}}

Or maybe we can list ethnicity in the infobox?

--UserThe Youth Counselor|The Youth Counselor 0421, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

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