Texas professor claims ‘Madden NFL’ games ‘dehumanized’ Black athletes

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The “Madden NFL” video game franchise promoted by legendary NFL coach John Madden “dehumanized black athletes” and helped create a digital “plantation,” a college professor claimed this week.

Andrew McGregor, who teaches history at Dallas College in Texas, further claimed that Madden “profited off of Black athletic labor and glamorized the violence inherent in the game.”

Since posting the comments Tuesday, the same day Madden died at age 85, the professor, who is White, has locked his Twitter account, the Washington Examiner reported.

But several of the posts were saved by social media users, some of whom reacted to the remarks.

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“I have a lot of opinions on John Madden,” McGregor wrote in one post. “The creation of the Madden video game was not a great development for the U.S. It further glamorized violence and dehumanized black athletes,…

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