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Gaming’s Racism Problem Doesn’t Go Away When You’re an Esports Star

‘Call of Duty’ gamer Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson breaks down how he battles the hate

Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson. Photo: FaZe Clan

Black kids spend more time playing video games than White kids, yet the free-for-all nature of online communities for games like Call of Duty and the digital anonymity it affords has emboldened many to spew racism…

Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Keith Nelson Jr

Keith Nelson Jr

Writer by fate, journalist by passion. Bylines at: REVOLT,, Discogs, Vibe Magazine, Okayplayer, REVERB, LEVEL Mag

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