TrentL wrote:I do like how they have made some changes to how marines look like Salamanders and Raven Guard (who from what I found are all white with black eyes). Though in my simple brain I never got into it as deep as Cory, I just always assumed it was part of the geneseed that augments and changes the Salamanders, part of that process gives them a burned / charcol look. Rather than a whole planet of people who look the same, could be either really, but a race of humans who are genetically modified who by default destroy and "cleanse" Xenos and things that are not Human... is racist at the very core no?
I guess that last part is true, but it's venturing into an anthropological discussion about the concept of race and whether or not it's essentially a fictional construct (a hotly debated topic).
And there's also a big difference between portraying a fictional group of racists and portraying a fiction in a racist way.
I suppose it's also worth mentioning there are no actual Eldar (or Group of People Who Look Vaguely Like Eldar) out there that could be offended by the intolerant ways of the Imperium.