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23rd Feb '15 1:45:54 PM ayjazz
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* TooDumbToLive [[spoiler: Surrendering while still holding your gun isn't the best of ideas Louis.]]
22nd Feb '15 8:40:12 PM Fireblood
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* PoliceBrutality: Louis becomes a victim of this when two cops mistake him for a perp with a similar appearance (i.e. white).

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* PoliceBrutality: Louis becomes a victim of this when two cops mistake him for a perp with a similar appearance (i.e. white). They beat him up after he gets justifiably upset at this.
22nd Feb '15 8:37:38 PM Fireblood
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* StereotypeFlip: The entire movie has blacks and whites reversing stereotypes. The white Louis' form of speech is very street-wise, whereas the black Thaddus is much more articulate. One minor difference is that the music of white youth is heavy metal instead of rap.

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* StereotypeFlip: The entire movie has blacks and whites reversing stereotypes. The white Louis' form of speech is very street-wise, whereas the black Thaddus Thaddeus is much more articulate. One minor difference is that the music of white youth is heavy metal instead of rap.
26th Nov '14 8:20:47 AM ayjazz
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* JustTheIntroductionToTheOpposites: The whole movie.
9th Oct '14 7:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Thaddeus comes to see the error of his ways, but Louis is shot and killed by police, his surviving family now lives in a run-down hotel, and it is implied that Louis' son is likely heading down a bad path.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Thaddeus comes to see the error of his ways, but Louis is shot and killed by police, his surviving family now lives in a run-down hotel, and it is implied that Louis' son is likely heading down a bad path.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Louis is shot dead by police when they see him holding a gun, even though he is trying to give up.]]



* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: Louis is shot dead by police when they see him holding a gun, even though he is trying to give up.]]
10th Feb '14 10:21:54 AM ayjazz
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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thaddeus makes a reference to this when his wife is discussing an event she was at that had impoverished white children there. She is not amused.
* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the cultural reversal, America turned out pretty much the same, just with blacks in traditionally white roles, and vice versa. One slight cultural change that is shown is that heavy metal is the music of ghetto youth, instead of rap.

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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thaddeus makes a reference to this Mentioned by Thaddeus]] when his wife is discussing an event she was at that had impoverished inner-city white children there. She is not amused.
* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the cultural reversal, America turned out pretty much the same, just with blacks in traditionally white roles, and vice versa. One slight cultural change that is shown is that heavy metal is the music of ghetto youth, instead of rap.rap and hip-hop.
10th Feb '14 10:15:45 AM ayjazz
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[[caption-width-right:214:Two men at odds in a world turned upside down.]]
15th Dec '13 9:16:45 PM Fireblood
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* UnfortunateImplications: Apply the movie's own Aesop to itself. Thaddeus played by a white guy would have been a more educated, wealthier, less likeable version of Archie Bunker, while Louis and his family as black would have played into the "blacks are an ignorant, stupid, foolish race that needs to be protected from themselves for their own good" stereotype.
15th Dec '13 9:16:10 PM Fireblood
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''White Man's Burden'' is a 1995 film starring JohnTravolta and Harry Belafonte in an [[AlternateUniverse alternate]] America in which blacks are the racial majority, and whites are a minority group. Travolta plays as Louis Pinnock, a factory worker, and Belafonte plays as Thaddeus Thomas, the owner of the factory. One day, Louis is asked to deliver a package to Thaddeus' house. However, he accidentally walks by a window in which Thaddeus' wife is undressing by. Thaddeus sees him, and reports him to Louis' supervisor, who fires him the next day. Shortly afterwards, Louis is beaten by cops on the way home, evicted from his house, and lands in a sore spot with his family. Unable to find a stable job, Louis kidnaps Thaddeus in order to gain money for his family. A series of events follow that change both of their lives forever.

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''White Man's Burden'' is a 1995 film starring JohnTravolta and Harry Belafonte in an [[AlternateUniverse alternate]] America in which blacks are the racial majority, and whites are a minority group. Travolta plays as Louis Pinnock, a factory worker, and Belafonte plays as Thaddeus Thomas, the owner of the factory. One day, Louis is asked to deliver a package to Thaddeus' house. However, he accidentally walks by a the bedroom window in which where Thaddeus' wife is undressing by.undressing. Thaddeus sees him, and reports him to Louis' supervisor, who fires him the next day. Shortly afterwards, Louis is beaten by cops on the way home, evicted from his house, and lands in a sore spot with his family. Unable to find a stable job, Louis kidnaps Thaddeus in order to gain money for his family. A series of events follow that change both of their lives forever.



* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Thaddeus comes to see the error of his ways, but Louis is shot and killed by police, his surviving family now lives in a run-down hotel, and it is implied that Louis' son is probably heading down a bad path.]]
* GlorifiedSpermDonor: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thaddeus makes a reference to this when his wife is discussing an event she was at that had impoverished white children at. She is not amused.

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Thaddeus comes to see the error of his ways, but Louis is shot and killed by police, his surviving family now lives in a run-down hotel, and it is implied that Louis' son is probably likely heading down a bad path.]]
* GlorifiedSpermDonor: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thaddeus makes a reference to this when his wife is discussing an event she was at that had impoverished white children at.there. She is not amused.



* StereotypeFlip: The entire movie has blacks and white reversing stereotypes. The white Louis' form of speech is very street-wise, whereas the black Thaddus is much more articulate. One minor difference is that the music of white youth is heavy metal instead of rap.
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: Louis is shot dead by police when they see him holding a gun, even though he is trying to get arrested.]]

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* StereotypeFlip: The entire movie has blacks and white whites reversing stereotypes. The white Louis' form of speech is very street-wise, whereas the black Thaddus is much more articulate. One minor difference is that the music of white youth is heavy metal instead of rap.
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: Louis is shot dead by police when they see him holding a gun, even though he is trying to get arrested.give up.]]
16th Oct '13 6:30:44 PM Quag15
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Not to be confused (and it's not related) [[Main/WhiteMansBurden with the trope]] of the [[NamesTheSame same name]].

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Not to be confused (and it's not related) related to) [[Main/WhiteMansBurden with the trope]] of with the [[NamesTheSame same name]].
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