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31st Aug '17 8:08:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The entire concept behind the Black Bomber, a white racist with the power to transform into a black superhero. The idea was rejected for being too offensive but was eventually recycled in {{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] run in the form of Black Power, a balding, overweight white guy who could transform into a tall, muscular, black superhero.

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* The entire concept behind the Black Bomber, a white racist with the power to transform into a black superhero. The idea was rejected for being too offensive but was eventually recycled in {{Dwayne Creator/{{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] run in the form of Black Power, a balding, overweight white guy who could transform into a tall, muscular, black superhero.
5th Aug '17 1:56:02 AM ApeAccount
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* John Safran disguised himself as a black man in the second episode of his series "Race Relations" even referencing the book, "Black Like Me" (nominally he did this as part of exploring the idea of whether race influenced how you experienced the world).
4th Aug '17 2:45:19 PM ZippyBunny
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* Parodied in the season 12 premiere of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.

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* Parodied in the [[Recap/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphiaS12E01TheGangTurnsBlack the season 12 premiere of of]] ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.
4th Aug '17 2:43:31 PM ZippyBunny
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* Parodied in the season 12 premiere of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.
30th Jul '17 9:09:55 PM orvillethird
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[[folder: Literature]]
* In the ''Series/AlienNation'' ExpandedUniverse novel, "Slag Like Me", a reporter spends time undercover as a Newcomer. [[spoiler: He winds up murdered.]]
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* Morgan Spurlock's ''30 Days'' had a few episodes where he tried to live 30 days on: minimum wage, in a medium security prison, and in an [[TheRez indian reservation.]] The rest of the series comprised of having people live within a group they looked down upon, such as: a homophobic GoodOlBoy from the Midwest staying with a resident in [[{{Gayborhood}} Castro Street]]; an Islamophobic Christian man living as a Muslim; [[ImmigrantPatriotism a nativist Cuban immigrant]] from Arizona staying with an illegal immigrant Mexican family in East L.A. Also others who were encouraged to look at the other side of the argument, like: an anti gun activist living with gun entusiast; an avid hunter working with a an animal rights group; an abortion clinic doctor working with a pro-life organization; and several other examples.

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* Morgan Spurlock's ''30 Days'' had a few episodes where he tried to live 30 days on: minimum wage, in a medium security prison, and in an [[TheRez indian reservation.]] The rest of the series comprised of having people live within a group they looked down upon, such as: a homophobic GoodOlBoy from the Midwest staying with a resident in [[{{Gayborhood}} Castro Street]]; an Islamophobic Christian man living as a Muslim; [[ImmigrantPatriotism a nativist Cuban immigrant]] from Arizona staying with an illegal immigrant Mexican family in East L.A. Also others who were encouraged to look at the other side of the argument, like: an anti gun activist living with gun entusiast; enthusiasts; an avid hunter working with a an animal rights group; an abortion clinic doctor working with a pro-life organization; and several other examples.
17th Jun '17 3:03:58 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Jun '17 1:23:14 AM Lanes17B
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* Morgan Spurlock's ''30 Days'' had a few episodes where he tried to live 30 days on: minimum wage, in a medium security prison, and in an [[TheRez indian reservation.]] The rest of the series comprised of having people live within a group they looked down upon, such as: a homophobic GoodOlBoy from the Midwest staying with a resident in [[{{Gayborhood}} Castro Street]]; an Islamophobic Christian man living as a Muslim; [[ImmigrantPatriotism a nativist Cuban immigrant]] from Arizona staying with an illegal immigrant Mexican family in East L.A. Also others who were encouraged to look at the other side of the argument, like: an anti gun activist living with gun entusiast; an avid hunter working with a an animal rights group; an abortion clinic doctor working with a pro-life organization; and several other examples.
4th Apr '17 8:42:21 PM Doug86
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* The entire concept behind the Black Bomber, a white racist with the power to transform into a black superhero. The idea was rejected for being too offensive but was eventually recycled in {{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] run in the form of Black Power, a balding, overweight white guy who could transform into a tall, muscular, black superhero.

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* The entire concept behind the Black Bomber, a white racist with the power to transform into a black superhero. The idea was rejected for being too offensive but was eventually recycled in {{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] run in the form of Black Power, a balding, overweight white guy who could transform into a tall, muscular, black superhero.
3rd Apr '17 4:47:58 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/LoisLane, {{Superman}}'s girlfriend, notoriously changed race temporarily in a story entitled "I Am Curious (Black)". (The title references the film ''I Am Curious (Yellow)'').

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* ComicBook/LoisLane, {{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}'s girlfriend, notoriously changed race temporarily in a story entitled "I Am Curious (Black)". (The title references the film ''I Am Curious (Yellow)'').



* It's a well-known fact that {{Superman}}'s pal ComicBook/JimmyOlsen makes a disturbingly attractive woman when he dresses in drag to go undercover. When he does it in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, though, don't be surprised if the [[AnAesop Aesops]] he learns are more along the lines of "it can be exhausting getting hit on constantly" than "the glass ceiling is unfair."

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* It's a well-known fact that {{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}'s pal ComicBook/JimmyOlsen makes a disturbingly attractive woman when he dresses in drag to go undercover. When he does it in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, though, don't be surprised if the [[AnAesop Aesops]] he learns are more along the lines of "it can be exhausting getting hit on constantly" than "the glass ceiling is unfair."
17th Mar '17 7:15:01 AM LondonKdS
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If a character genuinely and permanently changes apparent ethnicity as part of [[TheNthDoctor a phlebotiunum-explained total in-canon change of appearance]] this goes under RaceLift.
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