In case anyone was wondering what happens when you hit the History Piñata.
There’s more you can add to this and there’s argument about all of that ^^. People who make games like this don’t care about the historical evidence or the interpretations. They care about selling their game. I mean, there’s more to it, of course, as I mention in the post linked above. But essentially, history had nothing to do with the creation of the image(s) being discussed; marketing did.
The reason I’m not doing what you’re doing is because justifying a marketing image with historical evidence makes no sense. It’s moving the goalposts of the discussion. Which is why I went to so much trouble to reframe that discussion. It’s a double standard, and it’s the reason you’ll see people going “but…you didn’t answer the question!!!” because they were expecting what you just did.
Time for this quote again:
[“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Someone says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.” -Toni Morrison]