Should Civilization 5 be used for Education?

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  1. So is Civ 5 racist? Sexist? Stereotypical? I’m not sure.

    I wouldn’t necessarily tag the game (which, I admit, I haven’t played) as racist/sexist/stereotypical because it depicts empires in certain historical modes, though if one only experienced that culture through the game, that would certainly be problematic.

    I’m actually more struck by the idea of de-historicized cultural touchstones. It seems like a neat idea in theory–who doesn’t randomly learning new facts, after all–but there’s also a level of cultural appropriation that makes me uncomfortable.