'Fortnite' hosted an in-game event to teach players about racism

'Fortnite' hosted an in-game event to teach players about racism

Fortnite players took on a different kind of mission on Saturday morning. 

Instead of water skiing via a fishing pole attached to a shark or battling against monster hordes, players were challenged to think about systemic racism in a series of conversations dubbed “We the People.” Van Jones, a CNN political commentator spoke with former editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth and The Atlantic writer Jemele Hill. Hill then took over and interviewed rapper Killer Mike, whose speech at a May 29 press conference in Atlanta at the beginning of the George Floyd protests went viral.

Cat Herrera, a 29-year-old mother who plays Fortnite every day, says she tuned into “We the People” because she was called the N-word by another player recently.  Read more…

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'Fortnite' hosted an in-game event to teach players about racism