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The interesting question is where you see it fitting in with current laws. The holding of racist beliefs is not generally illegal, however discrimination on racial grounds and incitement to hatred are. Racist games are not something I wish to see, but at the same time they not are something I wish to see banned. At what point does a game pass from commentary to incitement? Does racism in a game in which the consumer participates carry more clout than in a medium in which the consumer is passive like music or print? Are games already covered by laws like those here over in the UK that apparently outlaw criticism and parody of religions and religious institutions?