How Gaming Has Helped Me and My Boys During the Pandemic

While the real world is stalled out and spiraling, we’re busy leveling up

Original illustration by Oakland School for the Arts student, Vinh Truong

This is where gaming — with all of its flaws and inherent biases — becomes an oasis for men of color to talk shit, crack jokes, have each other’s backs, and practice some version of growth, even if in a computer-generated realm.

Photo: skitzafrenic/Getty Images

Bay Area writer, blogger, teacher. Books: Piñata Theory (2020); This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (2019). Twitter + IG: @alan_chazaro

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