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recht gut zusammengefasst (und weiter unten ein "Fehler" ausgebessert/Informationen ergänzt zu den einzelnen Karten)
1: Invoke Prejudice (1994)
This card is the most egregious of everything banned today for being blatantly racist. See artist details and '1488' reference below.
The public CardID for Invoke Prejudice was '1488', a code phrase.
Referencing the "14 Words" slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
The second is 88, which stands for "Heil Hitler" (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet).
With this banning, the CardID has been changed.
The artist of this card has allegedly been closely associated with White Supremacy/Neo Nazi movements.
Wizards of the Coast has not worked with this artist since 1997
2. Cleanse (1994)
With the obvious reference being "Racial Cleansing", Cleanse is a card that was printed after the already pseudo-identical card "Wrath of God", specifically omitting out everything but Black. This itself is not racist but combined with..
The flavor text referencing the elimination of 'each foul beast', this card has more than enough innuendo for those with limited imaginations to make the racial connection.
The intention is the issue here. This card could've been called, literally anything else and been fine.
3. Stone Throwing Devils (1993)
STD makes religious references to annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
During this ritual Muslims throw pebbles at three pillars otherwise known as 'jamarat'.
Each Jamarat represents a temptation from the devil. Throwing stones rejects those temptations, and each 'crush' or rejection brings the person closer to god 'Allah'.
Note that the jamarat symbolizes the devils, the stone throwers are people.
The card and its artwork reverses these references and depicts Muslims themselves as the 'Stone Throwing Devils' on top of the ledge looking at the 'Jamarat'.
Again, the intention here was Anti-Islamic. The depiction of Devils has been prevalent throughout magic..
The issue of this card is very obviously not around the inclusion of Devils themselves but rather the associated religious metaphor, depicts muslims as devils.
Und so weiter. Die Sache ist die, dass bei Crusade und co nicht alleine der Name ausschlaggebend ist, sondern die Kombination aus Name, historischer Bezug, Fähigkeit und evtl auch Anekdotentext, die eben zutiefst rassistisch sind. Und es ist gut, dass damit aufgeräumt wurde/wird