I honestly wouldnt mind if they implemented a black female character.
But jeez, some people ring their race not just slightly fanatical.
Blackness is defined through a series of cultural markers, among them dark skin, broad noses, and kinky hair, as well as a shared cultural history of freedom from bondage. Broadly, you could define blackness as the diaspora of people displaced from Africa through the slave trade, though that doesn’t account for everyone. Blackness is more about how you are seen than how you are. To be seen as black allows people to treat you in a certain way. No matter who I marry and have kids with, of whatever ethnicity, my children are going to inherit the markers that will deem them to the world at large as black. I would be disappointed if I had a daughter who could only see narratives about blackness through the eyes of black men, just as I have had to do for my entire life. And I would be disappointed if black women continued to be overlooked in a game with a cast as diverse as Overwatch ’s.
Honestly, this rings in my ears as a rhethorically bad attempt of attributing skin-colors and ethnicities to some kind of idolization not unlike that of diary entries of popular figures of ww2-germany idolizing their “race” or even the terrible attempts of Kant to describe “certain races.”
Take a step back from your “blackness” and try to concentrate more on what Kaplan said - help make skin-color perfectly “normal.”
Not every black person on this planet was a slave and certainly most of them have about as much in common with you as the next guy, even if you’re both “black.” Chill.