You said earlier that GTA can help the public combat racism. Why combat it if, according to you, it's not inherently wrong?
Way to shove words in my mouth. You like doing that don't you?
I had never once said it wasn't inherently wrong, nor did I ever was say it was inhertently right. I essentially said it's a moral grey area and in the perspective of that of a racist it would seem right, not that I personally feel it's right. Learn to read.
Honest question here, would you want to play a protagonist who rapes kids? I mean, the game can delve into why he does what he does, and morality is subjective, so why not, right?
Would I personally want to? I would if the game explored why the protagonist did/does it. Go into the mental state and give me an understanding of what lead them to do it. Perhaps this hypothetical protagonist suffered abuse from their parents for something. But GTA has yet to even feature children in a title so the comparison doesn't hold much merit. But alas, I'm not good with understanding what makes a good and entertaining story anyway apparently.
You're giving Rockstar's writing skills way too much credit.
That's hilarious. If you read many of my posts on this site you'd know I'm a big critic of their writing. But even with my critique, I still can understand that Rockstar has the potential to write well thought out stories if they put their effort into it. A racist protagonist would certainly be a good challenge for them, but one that isn't entirely implausible to do.
I feel people are really not seeing the bigger picture.
(Posting on a phone so I'm doing this in bullets)
1. If it's a morally grey area then that implies there is no clear consensus on whether it's right or wrong, you basically repeated what I said. I never insinuated that you think racism is inherently right. You're putting words in your own mouth here. In any case, I'll disagree with you on it being a morally grey area in the first place; racism is wrong, period. We don't need to see a GTA protagonist with those qualities who goes through a change for whatever reason to know that. A racist person in real life who plays through your story idea is still gonna be a racist afterwards. They have all the tools at their disposal to become educated on race and racism in the real world and they choose not to, a game is not gonna change them. If anything, it'll only further legitimize their own beliefs to them.
2. Fair enough, but again, why bother with all this? Just to make a protagonist as unlikable as possible and then give them a sob story that doesn't make them any less unlikable? Wasn't Trevor already enough? Whether it's a pedo or a racist, it's the same sh*t. I'm not saying a good story can't be made out of your idea, but I am saying it's not right for GTA. The last thing I want to see is the series delve any further into cringey edgelord territory than it already has, for the sake of being "cool' and non-PC, and knowing Rockstar, that's exactly how it'll come off.
3. If you have such faith in Rockstar's writing ability then fine, but again, I stand by my point that making a racist protagonist is not a good idea for a game like GTA. GTA has always been a parody of American society centered on crime, I see no reason for it to become something else. Maybe if they made a new IP based entirely around racism and challenging it I could be on board, but I don't have the same faith in their writing, so we'll have to agree to disagree there.
People can see the bigger picture but that does not mean the series needs to go there.
If it's a morally grey area then that implies there is no clear consensus on whether it's right or wrong, you basically repeated what I said. I never insinuated that you think racism is inherently right. You're putting words in your own mouth here.