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->'''Malory:''' Why, because I don't want my son to end up with a woman like Lana Kane? My God, a black...ops field agent?
->'''Pam:''' Totally thought she was going in a whoooooole other direction with that.

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->'''Malory:''' Why, because I don't want my son to end up with a woman like Lana Kane? My God, a black...ops black…ops field agent?
->'''Pam:'''
agent?\\
'''Pam:'''
Totally thought she was going in a whoooooole other direction with that.



A form of BaitAndSwitch comedy that teases with prejudice and discrimination, where one party looks like they're about to discriminate against someone for one reason, a reason that would be appallingly un-PC, but in reality[[DramaticPause ...]] it's because they like avocado ice cream. (What? Don't judge it 'till you try it!)

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A form of BaitAndSwitch comedy that teases with prejudice and discrimination, where one party looks like they're about to discriminate against someone for one reason, a reason that would be appallingly un-PC, but in reality[[DramaticPause ...]] reality[[DramaticPause …]] it's because they like avocado ice cream. (What? Don't judge it 'till you try it!)



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJrgcmqbuhQ This GEICO commercial]] has the mobile-app pig assuming he's pulled over because he's... well, a pig.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJrgcmqbuhQ This GEICO commercial]] has the mobile-app pig assuming he's pulled over because he's... he's… well, a pig.



-->'''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]]:''' Didn't they come up with a cure for your kind?
-->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' You got a problem with mutants?
-->'''The Thing:''' I meant Canadians.

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-->'''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]]:''' Didn't they come up with a cure for your kind?
-->'''{{Wolverine}}:'''
kind?\\
'''{{Wolverine}}:'''
You got a problem with mutants?
-->'''The
mutants?\\
'''The
Thing:''' I meant Canadians.



* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', white elf chief Cutter is lifemate to black elf Leetah. The series' BigBad, Winnowill, likes to call Leetah her "dark sister" and at one point starts a discussion with her about race. It turns out all elves consider skin color to be purely aesthetic - the discussion is actually about Cutter's animal heritage, which Winnowill considers ''vile''.

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* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', white elf chief Cutter is lifemate to black elf Leetah. The series' BigBad, Winnowill, likes to call Leetah her "dark sister" and at one point starts a discussion with her about race. It turns out all elves consider skin color to be purely aesthetic - the aesthetic--the discussion is actually about Cutter's animal heritage, which Winnowill considers ''vile''.



* During the ''United We Stand'' crossover in ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man]]'', Miles gets captured by a brainwashed [[YoungAvengers Cassie Lang]]. When Cassie reports to her superiors that the new Spider-Man isn't what they'd expect, Miles calls her a racist, only to then realize she's referring to the fact that he's only 13 years-old, not that he's black.

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* During the ''United We Stand'' crossover in ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man]]'', Miles gets captured by a brainwashed [[YoungAvengers Cassie Lang]]. When Cassie reports to her superiors that the new Spider-Man isn't what they'd expect, Miles calls her a racist, only to then realize she's referring to the fact that he's only 13 years-old, 13, not that he's black.



* In ''Fanfic/NoHoper'' [[Literature/TheHouseOfNight Amanda]] thinks that [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] hates [[spoiler: the now-dead]] fledgling Diana because she turned her nose up at him during lunch that day. It's actually just because he's a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and Diana is a [[FantasticRacism fledgling vampyre]]. Also when Light goes berserk and nearly kills Damien during their fencing lesson, Damien wonders if he's a homophobe or something but then Light didn't seem to have a problem with [[CampGay Jack]]. Light doesn't have a problem with Damien being gay-[[FantasticRacism he has a problem with him being a vampyre]].

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* In ''Fanfic/NoHoper'' [[Literature/TheHouseOfNight Amanda]] thinks that [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] hates [[spoiler: the now-dead]] fledgling Diana because she turned her nose up at him during lunch that day. It's actually just because he's a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and Diana is a [[FantasticRacism fledgling vampyre]]. Also when Light goes berserk and nearly kills Damien during their fencing lesson, Damien wonders if he's a homophobe or something but then Light didn't seem to have a problem with [[CampGay Jack]]. Light doesn't have a problem with Damien being gay-[[FantasticRacism gay--[[FantasticRacism he has a problem with him being a vampyre]].



* Mentioned in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/wholestory.php?no=28756 It's All About the Mind]]''. [[Literature/HarryPotter Padma and Parvati Patil's]] parents have no problem with them being in a three-way relationship with another girl... but are less than thrilled by the fact that Hermione isn't an Indian like them.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10667104/1/People-Gonna-Talk People Gonna Talk]]'', the fact that his daughter married another woman doesn't even register with Hiroshi Sato. He is, however, furious that she married a Bender... and not just ANY bender, but the Avatar, "the living embodiment of the ability that had taken her mother".

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* Mentioned in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/wholestory.php?no=28756 It's All About the Mind]]''. [[Literature/HarryPotter Padma and Parvati Patil's]] parents have no problem with them being in a three-way relationship with another girl... girl… but are less than thrilled by the fact that Hermione isn't an Indian like them.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10667104/1/People-Gonna-Talk People Gonna Talk]]'', the fact that his daughter married another woman doesn't even register with Hiroshi Sato. He is, however, furious that she married a Bender... Bender… and not just ANY ''any'' bender, but the Avatar, "the living embodiment of the ability that had taken her mother".



* [[Creator/PeterDinklage Finbar McBride]], the protagonist of ''Film/TheStationAgent'', has achondroplasia -- one of a number of disorders causing dwarfism. He begins the movie staying with a friend who works in a model train shop -- a hobby they both share -- but after the friend's death he ends up moving to rural New Jersey, where he meets Joe Oramas and Olivia Harris. Later on in the film, while Joe is busy cooking up some food:

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* [[Creator/PeterDinklage Finbar McBride]], the protagonist of ''Film/TheStationAgent'', has achondroplasia -- one achondroplasia--one of a number of disorders causing dwarfism. He begins the movie staying with a friend who works in a model train shop -- a shop--a hobby they both share -- but share--but after the friend's death he ends up moving to rural New Jersey, where he meets Joe Oramas and Olivia Harris. Later on in the film, while Joe is busy cooking up some food:



* The fall of the Berlin Wall being to ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' what the American Revolution is to ''Literature/RipVanWinkle'', the sheltered East German mother's reaction to the obviously gay couple moving into their building is one of absolute shock... because they're from Wuppertal, in ''West'' Germany.

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* The fall of the Berlin Wall being to ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' what the American Revolution is to ''Literature/RipVanWinkle'', the sheltered East German mother's reaction to the obviously gay couple moving into their building is one of absolute shock... shock… because they're from Wuppertal, in ''West'' Germany.



-->'''A''': Why can't Helen Keller drive?
-->'''B''': Because she's blind?
-->'''A''': No, [[WomenDrivers because she's a woman]].[[note]]If they guess "she's a woman," you can say "because she's dead," instead.[[/note]]

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-->'''A''': Why can't Helen Keller drive?
-->'''B''':
drive?\\
'''B''':
Because she's blind?
-->'''A''':
blind?\\
'''A''':
No, [[WomenDrivers because she's a woman]].[[note]]If they guess "she's a woman," you can say "because she's dead," instead.[[/note]]



** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' when Angua, the new City Watch recruit, says "is it because I'm a w-" and you think she's saying "woman" until it turns out she's also a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. Both Angua and Carrot (and the reader, given how certain lines are phrased) think that Vimes doesn't want her in the Watch because she's a woman. No, he just doesn't like werewolves. But the misunderstanding persists for most of the book, and of course means that Angua initially has very little respect for him.
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' one that might count- in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', a raven comments to Susan about his dislike for the "[[TWordEuphemism N-word]]"- he means [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore "nevermore"]].
* One from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with Neil Gaiman - Shadwell isn't racist; [[HatesEveryoneEqually he just hates everybody]].
--> Shawell hated all southerners- and by inference, lived at the North Pole.
* Morris Kazenstein, the genius inventor from ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'', is stricken with a bad case of Jewish liberal guilt when dealing with his Palestinian foster siblings. They take constant merciless advantage of his feelings -- even though they were raised in the UK -- until, when he finally gets fed up and suggests they go fight to liberate Palestine, they launch into a tirade against Morris ... for being an ''American''.

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** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' when Angua, the new City Watch recruit, says "is it because I'm a w-" w--" and you think she's saying "woman" until it turns out she's also a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. Both Angua and Carrot (and the reader, given how certain lines are phrased) think that Vimes doesn't want her in the Watch because she's a woman. No, he just doesn't like werewolves. But the misunderstanding persists for most of the book, and of course means that Angua initially has very little respect for him.
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' one that might count- in In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', a raven comments to Susan about his dislike for the "[[TWordEuphemism N-word]]"- he [[TWordEuphemism "N-word"]]--he means [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore "nevermore"]].
* One from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with Neil Gaiman - Shadwell Gaiman--Shadwell isn't racist; [[HatesEveryoneEqually he just hates everybody]].
--> Shawell hated all southerners- and southerners--and by inference, lived at the North Pole.
* Morris Kazenstein, the genius inventor from ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'', is stricken with a bad case of Jewish liberal guilt when dealing with his Palestinian foster siblings. They take constant merciless advantage of his feelings -- even feelings--even though they were raised in the UK -- until, UK--until, when he finally gets fed up and suggests they go fight to liberate Palestine, they launch into a tirade against Morris ... Morris… for being an ''American''.



* In the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Last Herald-Mage]]'' trilogy, the eponymous herald-mage Vanyel is gay and extremely sensitive about it. When he discovers that people are trying to keep him at a distance, he assumes it's because he's gay. One of the other heralds sets him straight and explains that it isn't the fact that he's gay that scares everyone, but the fact that he's an uber-powerful mage with a less than warm and friendly personality, and under a lot of stress to boot - people are worried that he might freak out and level half the city.

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* In the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Last Herald-Mage]]'' trilogy, the eponymous herald-mage Vanyel is gay and extremely sensitive about it. When he discovers that people are trying to keep him at a distance, he assumes it's because he's gay. One of the other heralds sets him straight and explains that it isn't the fact that he's gay that scares everyone, but the fact that he's an uber-powerful mage with a less than warm and friendly personality, and under a lot of stress to boot - people boot--people are worried that he might freak out and level half the city.



* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Holly finally snaps at Commander Root for being so by-the-book with [[CowboyCop her]], and that if she wasn't a woman (she's the only female officer along with the public-relations bimbo) he wouldn't be doing half of what she's going through. Root agrees that it ''is'' because she's a woman... but for the wrong reason. On the contrary, if she can handle the unpreferential treatment, then there's hope that other women will one day join the force as well. He also notes that her capabilities are far beyond what he'd expected.

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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Holly finally snaps at Commander Root for being so by-the-book with [[CowboyCop her]], and that if she wasn't a woman (she's the only female officer along with the public-relations bimbo) he wouldn't be doing half of what she's going through. Root agrees that it ''is'' because she's a woman... woman… but for the wrong reason. On the contrary, if she can handle the unpreferential treatment, then there's hope that other women will one day join the force as well. He also notes that her capabilities are far beyond what he'd expected.



* Diane on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' claims to have integrated her sorority. Turns out the oppressed masses for whom she secured membership were... girls with poorly publicized coming-out parties.

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* Diane on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' claims to have integrated her sorority. Turns out the oppressed masses for whom she secured membership were... were… girls with poorly publicized coming-out parties.



* In an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Hal's the only white guy at a game of poker, and spends the whole evening feeling like an outsider, then rants for days at the way they treated him. Eventually, he confronts one of them and, after some baiting, exclaims "You and your friends ganged up on me because ''I'm not a professional''", the others being lawyers, dentists and so on.

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* In an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Hal's the only white guy at a game of poker, and spends the whole evening feeling like an outsider, then rants for days at the way they treated him. Eventually, he confronts one of them and, after some baiting, exclaims "You and your friends ganged up on me because ''I'm not a professional''", the professional''"--the others being lawyers, dentists and so on.



* In ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' Bret and Jemaine are "racially" abused for being New Zealanders by a fruit-seller. Finally they stand up to him with a stirring speech about the rights of all human beings, whereupon it all turns out to be a big misunderstanding - the man thought they were Australian! So then they all go and make offensive gestures outside the Australian Embassy together.

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* In ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' Bret and Jemaine are "racially" abused for being New Zealanders by a fruit-seller. Finally they stand up to him with a stirring speech about the rights of all human beings, whereupon it all turns out to be a big misunderstanding - the misunderstanding--the man thought they were Australian! So then they all go and make offensive gestures outside the Australian Embassy together.



** When Veronica's BlackBestFriend Wallace moves in with his new roommate, the roommate acts uncomfortable. He explains, "I specifically said I didn't want a roommate who was...uh, you know...better looking than me."

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** When Veronica's BlackBestFriend Wallace moves in with his new roommate, the roommate acts uncomfortable. He explains, "I specifically said I didn't want a roommate who was...was… uh, you know...know… better looking than me."



---> When you get out into the real world you'll realize that not all well dressed, articulate, and organized men are gay. Some of them are just... ''(beat)'' Asian.
* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Joy feels like she has to hide her second (black) husband from her father because in high school, he wouldn't let her date a black guy. Turns out Dad loves black people (especially black women)...and he didn't want her dating anyone that [[BrotherSisterIncest might just be her brother]].

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---> When --->When you get out into the real world you'll realize that not all well dressed, articulate, and organized men are gay. Some of them are just... just… ''(beat)'' Asian.
* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Joy feels like she has to hide her second (black) husband from her father because in high school, he wouldn't let her date a black guy. Turns out Dad loves black people (especially people--especially black women)...and women--and he didn't want her dating anyone that [[BrotherSisterIncest ''[[SurpriseIncest might just be her brother]].brother]]''.



---> '''Wayne:''' Why I gotta do the African Chant?
---> '''Drew:''' Because Colin would just mess it up.

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---> '''Wayne:''' --->'''Wayne:''' Why I gotta do the African Chant?
--->
Chant?\\
'''Drew:''' Because Colin would just mess it up.



* Used on ''BlueCollarTV'' in the "Fat Family" sketch, when the daughter brings home her boyfriend: "It's not that we don't like you because you're ''Jewish''...it's because you're-" * look of disgust* "-''skinny''."

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* Used on ''BlueCollarTV'' in the "Fat Family" sketch, when the daughter brings home her boyfriend: "It's not that we don't like you because you're ''Jewish''...'''Jewish'''… it's because you're-" * look you're-- ''[look of disgust* "-''skinny''.disgust]'' --'''skinny'''."



-->'''Stephen Colbert:''' Now, I'm no supporter of Obama. But if he does win... Anyone would have to admit, this is a night long overdue. We, as a nation, have reached that mountaintop because at long last, the United States have fulfilled the greatest part of freedom. We have a President... who is Hawaiian.
** One of Colbert's running jokes is that he's completely colorblind to race, and can't tell without asking, or having some event related to stereotypes about black or white people occur to him. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He can get a cab in New York; police officers call him "sir"; he dances with his thumbs out...]])
** Colbert also had a scene in which he blasted a gay rights poster that showed two men kissing under the words "Shocking? For who?" as SickAndWrong... because it's supposed to be "for ''[[YouMakeMeSic whom]]''."

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-->'''Stephen Colbert:''' Now, I'm no supporter of Obama. But if he does win... win… Anyone would have to admit, this is a night long overdue. We, as a nation, have reached that mountaintop because at long last, the United States have fulfilled the greatest part of freedom. We have a President... President… who is Hawaiian.
** One of Colbert's running jokes is that he's completely colorblind to race, and can't tell without asking, or having some event related to stereotypes about black or white people occur to him. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He can get a cab in New York; police officers call him "sir"; he dances with his thumbs out...]])
out…]])
** Colbert also had a scene in which he blasted a gay rights poster that showed two men kissing under the words "Shocking? For who?" as SickAndWrong... SickAndWrong… because it's supposed to be "for ''[[YouMakeMeSic whom]]''."



* Inverted in ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', Carlos knows his wife is having an affair, but not with whom. Suspecting the TV repairman, he breaks into his house and beats him up. Then he looks around in the house and notices the artwork and photos of a boyfriend... it's pretty clear the man is gay. The repairman, shocked by the violent assault, asks Carlos if he is beating him up because he is gay. Carlos sheepishly says "Yes!" and quickly runs away.

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* Inverted in ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', Carlos knows his wife is having an affair, but not with whom. Suspecting the TV repairman, he breaks into his house and beats him up. Then he looks around in the house and notices the artwork and photos of a boyfriend... boyfriend… it's pretty clear the man is gay. The repairman, shocked by the violent assault, asks Carlos if he is beating him up because he is gay. Carlos sheepishly says "Yes!" and quickly runs away.



* The unfortunately short-lived ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'' contained an amusing variation. In one episode Andy delivers an offensive tirade against the Irish, not realizing that his new coworker is Irish. The new coworker is also black, so when the incident is reported to Andy's superiors, they assume he was insulting black people. When he corrects them that he was insulting the Irish they reply, "Oh... well then what's the problem?". The scene then smash cuts to another scene of said superiors being chewed out by ''their'' superiors, and the cycle repeats.
* A subversion of the "equally unacceptable" variety occurs in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where a Cardassian scientist tells O'Brien that she's 'not used to your kind being good engineers'. 'You mean humans?' 'I mean males.'
* In the episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' where Barney Stinson's gay, black half-brother James (played by Wayne Brady) announces he's getting married, Barney is shocked and appalled. Not at gay marriage, but marriage in general. Especially because if gay guys start getting married, then soon ''everybody'' will want to. "Think of how the American family will be strengthened!"

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* The unfortunately short-lived ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'' contained an amusing variation. In one episode Andy delivers an offensive tirade against the Irish, not realizing that his new coworker is Irish. The new coworker is also black, so when the incident is reported to Andy's superiors, they assume he was insulting black people. When he corrects them that he was insulting the Irish they reply, "Oh... "Oh… well then what's the problem?". problem?" The scene then smash cuts to another scene of said superiors being chewed out by ''their'' superiors, and the cycle repeats.
* A subversion of the "equally unacceptable" variety occurs in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where a Cardassian scientist tells O'Brien that she's 'not "not used to your kind being good engineers'. 'You engineers". "You mean humans?' 'I humans?" "I mean males.'
"
* In the episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' where Barney Stinson's gay, black half-brother James (played by Wayne Brady) announces he's getting married, Barney is shocked and appalled. Not at gay marriage, but marriage in general. Especially because if gay guys start getting married, then soon ''everybody'' will want to. "Think of how the American family will be strengthened!"



--->'''Lily''': ''(to Robin)'' Come on, he's mad at you because of [some reason], not because you didn't like ''Film/FieldOfDreams''.
--->'''Ted''': ''(to Barney and Marshall)'' How do you not like ''Film/FieldOfDreams''?!

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--->'''Lily''': ''(to Robin)'' Come on, he's mad at you because of [some reason], not because you didn't like ''Film/FieldOfDreams''.
--->'''Ted''':
''Film/FieldOfDreams''.\\
'''Ted''':
''(to Barney and Marshall)'' How do you not like ''Film/FieldOfDreams''?!



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Human Nature", Martha (who is black), working as a maid in 1913, is the subject of jeers from the privately educated kids in the school she's undercover in. She later says to a colleague that it's quite nice that at least the temporarily human Doctor is nice to her, because not everyone would be nice...
-->'''Martha:''' He's just kind to me, that's all. And not everyone's that considerate, what with me being... [points at her face]
-->'''Jenny:''' ...a Londoner?

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Human Nature", Martha (who is black), working as a maid in 1913, is the subject of jeers from the privately educated kids in the school she's undercover in. She later says to a colleague that it's quite nice that at least the temporarily human Doctor is nice to her, because not everyone would be nice...
nice…
-->'''Martha:''' He's just kind to me, that's all. And not everyone's that considerate, what with me being... being… [points at her face]
-->'''Jenny:''' ...a
face]\\
'''Jenny:''' …a
Londoner?



** Subverted in "The Snowmen." Dr. Simeon says that the public would never accept that Madame Vastra, the legendary [[GreatDetective Veiled Detective]] is... (throws back the veil, reveals she's a lizard-woman) "...a ''WOMAN!''"

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** Subverted in "The Snowmen." Dr. Simeon says that the public would never accept that Madame Vastra, the legendary [[GreatDetective Veiled Detective]] is... is… (throws back the veil, reveals she's a lizard-woman) "...a "…a ''WOMAN!''"



* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' inverts it. In "The Homecoming Job", [[BlackAndNerdy Hardison]] needs to [[WeNeedADistraction distract]] some security guards, so when they pull him over to search his truck he starts ranting about how they're prejudiced against him... because he's Jewish.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' inverts it. In "The Homecoming Job", [[BlackAndNerdy Hardison]] needs to [[WeNeedADistraction distract]] some security guards, so when they pull him over to search his truck he starts ranting about how they're prejudiced against him... him… because he's Jewish.



-->'''Doorman''': Holy crap! It is you! Sorry for the mix-up, Tan.
-->'''Shawn Spencer''': I beg your pardon? My name is Black. His (Gus) name is Tan. I can't believe you just made that assumption. You should be ashamed of yourself and your family.
* Lampshaded in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit which featured Heather Locklear as the saleswoman of a home shopping channel who made incredibly racist statements throughout the broadcast, drawing the ire of viewers. At the end of the skit, a disclaimer was posted in which the writers claimed that they wrote the skit in an effort to show how wrong prejudice and bigotry are..."But of course, that should be obvious to anyone who isn't a retard."
** In an edition of ''Weekend Update'', TinaFey accused Jimmy Fallon of being a "specist" after reporting a story about a man being attacked by two black bears, asking "if it was polar bears would you have said 'two white bears'?" Jimmy responds by revealing that he is married to a black bear, shows the audience the wedding photo, and then asks Tina "Who's the idiot now-- you, or me, the guy who married a black bear?" making this [[Film/{{Inception}} a subversion of an already subversive trope]].

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-->'''Doorman''': Holy crap! It is you! Sorry for the mix-up, Tan.
-->'''Shawn
Tan.\\
'''Shawn
Spencer''': I beg your pardon? My name is Black. His (Gus) name is Tan. I can't believe you just made that assumption. You should be ashamed of yourself and your family.
* Lampshaded in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit which featured Heather Locklear as the saleswoman of a home shopping channel who made incredibly racist statements throughout the broadcast, drawing the ire of viewers. At the end of the skit, a disclaimer was posted in which the writers claimed that they wrote the skit in an effort to show how wrong prejudice and bigotry are...are… "But of course, that should be obvious to anyone who isn't a retard."
** In an edition of ''Weekend Update'', TinaFey accused Jimmy Fallon of being a "specist" after reporting a story about a man being attacked by two black bears, asking "if it was polar bears would you have said 'two white bears'?" Jimmy responds by revealing that he is married to a black bear, shows the audience the wedding photo, and then asks Tina "Who's the idiot now-- you, now--you, or me, the guy who married a black bear?" making this [[Film/{{Inception}} a subversion of an already subversive trope]].



* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a couple of African-American hunters are accosted in a bar by a hostile white skinhead. His taunts seem like the standard "Your kind don't belong in here" schtick ... until his BlackEyesOfEvil are revealed. In this case, "your kind" means ''monster-hunters'', because the skinhead [[spoiler: and everyone else in the bar]] is possessed.

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* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a couple of African-American hunters are accosted in a bar by a hostile white skinhead. His taunts seem like the standard "Your kind don't belong in here" schtick ... schtick… until his BlackEyesOfEvil are revealed. In this case, "your kind" means ''monster-hunters'', because the skinhead [[spoiler: and everyone else in the bar]] is possessed.



--> "Remarkable people, the Blacks. Musical, very athletic, not very good swimmers. Again, I'm talking about the family."

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--> "Remarkable -->'''Jack:''' Remarkable people, the Blacks. Musical, very athletic, not very good swimmers. Again, I'm talking about the family."



-->'''Carter''': "Against white people?"
-->'''Kevin''': "No, against dumb people."

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-->'''Carter''': "Against Against white people?"
-->'''Kevin''': "No,
people?\\
'''Kevin''': No,
against dumb people."



-->'''Old Chinese Woman''': Your kind not welcome here.
-->'''Charles Gunn''': Since when can't a brother buy some ginseng tea?
-->'''Old Chinese Man''': Not you. Him. ''(Points at Angel)'' Vampire not welcome.

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-->'''Old Chinese Woman''': Your kind not welcome here.
-->'''Charles
here.\\
'''Charles
Gunn''': Since when can't a brother buy some ginseng tea?
-->'''Old
tea?\\
'''Old
Chinese Man''': Not you. Him. ''(Points at Angel)'' Vampire not welcome.



--> '''Group''': [[DudeNotFunny Pierce!]]
--> '''Pierce''': What! Not Asians- women.
** He later has this set up again, but clarifies "not women- Asians!"
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': Ichabod sees two men holding hands and asks Abbie if "that is considered acceptable now." Abbie proceeds to explain how times have changed and the current progress of gay rights until Ichabod cuts her off explaining that he was actually bothered by one of the men wearing a hat indoors. He goes on to explain that he knows about homosexuals since he trained under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Steuben Baron von Steuben]]...and he watched the finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}''.

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--> '''Group''': -->'''Group''': [[DudeNotFunny Pierce!]]
-->
Pierce!]]\\
'''Pierce''': What! Not Asians- women.
Asians--women.
** He later has this set up again, but clarifies "not women- Asians!"
women--Asians!"
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': Ichabod sees two men holding hands and asks Abbie if "that is considered acceptable now." Abbie proceeds to explain how times have changed and the current progress of gay rights until Ichabod cuts her off explaining that he was actually bothered by one of the men wearing a hat indoors. He goes on to explain that he knows about homosexuals since he trained under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Steuben Baron von Steuben]]...Steuben]]… and he watched the finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}''.



* Brazilian comedian Danilo Gentili, in a number about a new law in São Paulo that didn't allow the use of cell phones on libraries, imitated a person in the library reporting a violation...by calling from the cell phone.

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* Brazilian comedian Danilo Gentili, in a number about a new law in São Paulo that didn't allow the use of cell phones on libraries, imitated a person in the library reporting a violation...violation… by calling from the cell phone.



* PlayedForDrama in ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' when [[spoiler:Nina]] goes after [[{{Transsexual}} Zoe]] because of "what she is"...which turns out to be a class thing. She doesn't know.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' when [[spoiler:Nina]] goes after [[{{Transsexual}} Zoe]] because of "what she is"...which is" …which turns out to be a class thing. She doesn't know.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' after Mrs. Norrington and Sarah find [[HoYay Valjean resting an unconscious Javert's head in his lap]], the former comments that the two of them seemed "so... you know... the f-word..." She means "[[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]]," of course.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' after Mrs. Norrington and Sarah find [[HoYay Valjean resting an unconscious Javert's head in his lap]], the former comments that the two of them seemed "so... "so… you know... know… the f-word..." f-word…" She means "[[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]]," [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys "French"]], of course.



--> '''Dominic''': Hold it. We're ''not'' going to allow ''their kind'' into the show.
--> '''Stonewater''': If you are forbidding us from buying tickets [[FantasticRacism because we are orcs]]...
--> '''Dominic''': I'm ''not'' prohibiting ''orcs'' from the concert. I ''am'' prohibiting [[BlackMage infernomancers]].

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--> '''Dominic''': -->'''Dominic''': Hold it. We're ''not'' going to allow ''their kind'' into the show.
-->
show.\\
'''Stonewater''': If you are forbidding us from buying tickets [[FantasticRacism because we are orcs]]...
-->
orcs…]]\\
'''Dominic''': I'm ''not'' prohibiting ''orcs'' from the concert. I ''am'' prohibiting [[BlackMage infernomancers]].



* WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged: Played straight, then quickly subverted when Gohan and Krillin see Freeza, Zarbon, and Dodoria for the first time.
-->'''Krillin:''' Jeez, these aliens are scary. Especially [Freeza]. Looks like a total {{F|unWithAcronyms}}AG.
-->'''Gohan:''' ''Krillin!''
-->'''Krillin:''' What? A '''F'''reaky '''A'''lien '''G'''enotype. ({{Beat}}) What did you think I meant?
-->'''Gohan:''' Oooh. I thought you were calling him a derogatory term for a homosexual.
-->'''Krillin:''' THAT THING'S A ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice GUY]]?!''

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* WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged: ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Played straight, then quickly subverted when Gohan and Krillin see Freeza, Zarbon, and Dodoria for the first time.
-->'''Krillin:''' Jeez, these aliens are scary. Especially [Freeza]. Looks like a total {{F|unWithAcronyms}}AG.
-->'''Gohan:''' ''Krillin!''
-->'''Krillin:'''
{{F|unWithAcronyms}}AG.\\
'''Gohan:''' ''Krillin!''\\
'''Krillin:'''
What? A '''F'''reaky '''A'''lien '''G'''enotype. ({{Beat}}) What did you think I meant?
-->'''Gohan:'''
meant?\\
'''Gohan:'''
Oooh. I thought you were calling him a derogatory term for a homosexual.
-->'''Krillin:'''
homosexual.\\
'''Krillin:'''
THAT THING'S A ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice GUY]]?!''



-->'''Rap Critic:''' Yeah, I know why you want me to review ''that'' movie. It's because I am-
-->'''Film Brain:''' -A student in art college!
-->'''Rap Critic:''' Uhh... yeah.
-->'''Film Brain:''' ...What did you think I was going to say?
-->'''Rap Critic:''' Nothing, I thought you were gonna to say it was because I was a rapper.

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-->'''Rap Critic:''' Yeah, I know why you want me to review ''that'' movie. It's because I am-
-->'''Film
am--\\
'''Film
Brain:''' -A --a student in art college!
-->'''Rap
college!\\
'''Rap
Critic:''' Uhh... yeah.
-->'''Film Brain:''' ...What
Uhh… yeah.\\
'''Film Brain:''' …what
did you think I was going to say?
-->'''Rap
say?\\
'''Rap
Critic:''' Nothing, I thought you were gonna to say it was because I was a rapper.



* From the website ''Clients From Hell'': "Nobody likes these [[http://clientsfromhell.net/post/62430803408/i-was-working-with-a-client-and-his-team-designing black]] things..."
* WebAnimation/BattlefieldFriends has this in an episode titled ''Recon C4'' which takes place in VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}, where the Noob (who typically plays Support) is accusing Recon of stealing his "[[BuffySpeak JeepStuff]]" [[spoiler: The C4 explosives that Support used to have in VideoGame/Battlefield3 before it was moved to Recon]], Which is something he expected [[BlackBestFriend Assault[=/=]Medic]] to do...
-->'''Medic:''' *overhearing this on the squad's radio* (Indignantly) "The [[PrecisionFStrike f***]] is that supposed to mean?"\\
'''Noob:''' "You do know what that means!"\\
'''Medic:''' "No I don't know what that means!"\\
'''Noob:''' "[[MistakenForRacist Because you're always stealing kills with your overpowered Rifles]]!"\\
'''Medic:''' {{Beat}} "... oh, oh I thought you...never mind."
* WebOriginal/RedLetterMedia's Mr. Plinkett likes to do this - sometimes with prejudice, other times with stuff that'd just generally be in bad taste.
-->Anyway, so then Marlowe chases after the female dog, but then he runs ''past'' the dog he's chasing for some reason. Jesus Christ, who was this dog's trainer, Michael Vick? ...Did you get that joke? [[DontExplainTheJoke It's because]] Michael Vick would often throw passes that would go well ahead of the intended receiver.

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* From the website ''Clients From Hell'': "Nobody likes these [[http://clientsfromhell.net/post/62430803408/i-was-working-with-a-client-and-his-team-designing black]] things..."
things…"
* WebAnimation/BattlefieldFriends has this in an episode titled ''Recon C4'' which takes place in VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}, where the Noob (who typically plays Support) is accusing Recon of stealing his "[[BuffySpeak JeepStuff]]" [[spoiler: The C4 explosives that Support used to have in VideoGame/Battlefield3 before it was moved to Recon]], Which is something he expected [[BlackBestFriend Assault[=/=]Medic]] to do...
do…
-->'''Medic:''' *overhearing ''[Indignantly, overhearing this on the squad's radio* (Indignantly) "The radio]'' The [[PrecisionFStrike f***]] fuck]] is that supposed to mean?"\\
mean?\\
'''Noob:''' "You You do know what that means!"\\
means!\\
'''Medic:''' "No No I don't know what that means!"\\
means!\\
'''Noob:''' "[[MistakenForRacist [[MistakenForRacist Because you're always stealing kills with your overpowered Rifles]]!"\\
Rifles!]]\\
'''Medic:''' {{Beat}} "... oh, ''[{{Beat}}]'' …oh, oh I thought you...you… never mind."
* WebOriginal/RedLetterMedia's Mr. Plinkett likes to do this - sometimes this--sometimes with prejudice, other times with stuff that'd just generally be in bad taste.
-->Anyway, so then Marlowe chases after the female dog, but then he runs ''past'' the dog he's chasing for some reason. Jesus Christ, who was this dog's trainer, Michael Vick? ...Did Vick? …sid you get that joke? [[DontExplainTheJoke It's because]] Michael Vick would often throw passes that would go well ahead of the intended receiver.



* In "Troq", the FantasticRacism episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Starfire (the subject of said fantastic racism) asks black teammate Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} if he knew how it felt to be the subject of discrimination. The implied discrimination on account of being half machine, rather than being black. OK, Half- black, half machine.

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* In "Troq", the FantasticRacism episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Starfire (the subject of said fantastic racism) asks black teammate Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} if he knew how it felt to be the subject of discrimination. The implied discrimination on account of being half machine, half-machine, rather than being black. OK, Half- black, half machine.half-black, half-machine.



-->'''Brian:''' Where'd you get crack?
-->'''Peter:''' From Black's.
-->'''Brian:''' What?
-->'''Peter:''' Yeah, right behind Black's Hardware store. There's a white guy selling it.

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-->'''Brian:''' Where'd you get crack?
-->'''Peter:'''
crack?\\
'''Peter:'''
From Black's.
-->'''Brian:''' What?
-->'''Peter:'''
Black's.\\
'''Brian:''' What?\\
'''Peter:'''
Yeah, right behind Black's Hardware store. There's a white guy selling it.



-->'''Malory''': I am not [a bitch]! Why, because I don't want Sterling to end up with a woman like Lana Kane? My God...a black...ops field agent?!?
-->'''Pam''': [[LampshadeHanging Thought she was going in a]] ''[[LampshadeHanging whoooole]]'' [[LampshadeHanging other direction with that.]]
** Unlike most examples on this page, Mallory often makes vocally racist remarks (though usually towards Mexicans and other immigrants), which makes this even MORE unexpected.
** Malory's also alternatively [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt hot for]] and cold on black people. "The Limited" has her pushing around a black porter on a train, with Lana finally losing it when she calls him [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_the_Prevention_of_Calling_Sleeping_Car_Porters_%22George%22 George]]... until the porter reveals his name actually ''is'' George.

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-->'''Malory''': I am not [a bitch]! Why, because I don't want Sterling to end up with a woman like Lana Kane? My God...God… a black...ops black…ops field agent?!?
-->'''Pam''':
agent?!?\\
'''Pam''':
[[LampshadeHanging Thought she was going in a]] ''[[LampshadeHanging whoooole]]'' [[LampshadeHanging other direction with that.]]
** Unlike most examples on this page, Mallory often makes vocally racist remarks (though usually towards Mexicans and other immigrants), which makes this even MORE ''more'' unexpected.
** Malory's also alternatively [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt hot for]] and cold on black people. "The Limited" has her pushing around a black porter on a train, with Lana finally losing it when she calls him [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_the_Prevention_of_Calling_Sleeping_Car_Porters_%22George%22 George]]... George]]… until the porter reveals his name actually ''is'' George.



** Homer: "There's something wrong with this place... wait a minute, this lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit! Keep your death trap, ladies!"

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** Homer: "There's -->'''Homer:''' There's something wrong with this place... place… wait a minute, this lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit! Keep your death trap, ladies!"ladies!



--> '''Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl):''' "You'd be wasting your time, anyway, I hear she's... yknow...Brazilian."

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--> '''Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl):''' "You'd You'd be wasting your time, anyway, I hear she's... yknow...she's… y'know… Brazilian."



* The ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' arc "Spider Verse" has the Goblin travelling to alternate realities to collect the DNA of various Spider-Men, with his Spider-Man hot on his tail. Eventually they wind up in the comic book ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, where [[AffirmativeActionLegacy Miles Morales]] has already replaced the deceased Peter Parker. When Miles reveals his true identity to Spider-Man, Peter is surprised because he wasn't expecting that world's Spider-Man to be so...young. Of course, by that point he had already visited one universe where he was a girl, and another where he was a ''talking pig'', so a racial difference probably wouldn't be too surprising. Humorously, the comic book did the same gag, as described above.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Knock Out's introduction includes Starscream making a very... odd comment, and given Knock Out's flamboyancy (and canon gay status) it seems to imply homophobia. Knock Out's offended "Come again?" is met with Starscream explaining that he just can't understand why a Decepticon flier would change his altmode to that of a grounder.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' arc "Spider Verse" has the Goblin travelling to alternate realities to collect the DNA of various Spider-Men, with his Spider-Man hot on his tail. Eventually they wind up in the comic book ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, where [[AffirmativeActionLegacy Miles Morales]] has already replaced the deceased Peter Parker. When Miles reveals his true identity to Spider-Man, Peter is surprised because he wasn't expecting that world's Spider-Man to be so...so… young. Of course, by that point he had already visited one universe where he was a girl, and another where he was a ''talking pig'', so a racial difference probably wouldn't be too surprising. Humorously, the comic book did the same gag, as described above.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Knock Out's introduction includes Starscream making a very... very… odd comment, and given Knock Out's flamboyancy (and canon gay status) it seems to imply homophobia. Knock Out's offended "Come again?" is met with Starscream explaining that he just can't understand why a Decepticon flier would change his altmode to that of a grounder.



* When [[Series/WillAndGrace Eric McCormack]] told his mother he would be playing a gay lawyer, she winced and said "Oh God... you're playing a ''[[EvilLawyerJoke lawyer]]''?"

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* When [[Series/WillAndGrace Eric McCormack]] told his mother he would be playing a gay lawyer, she winced and said "Oh God... God… you're playing a ''[[EvilLawyerJoke lawyer]]''?"



* Back in the 2008 election of UsefulNotes/BarackObama, a great number of jokes focused on the fact that for the first time in US history, Americans had ''finally'' elected a president who was... from UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}.

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* Back in the 2008 election of UsefulNotes/BarackObama, a great number of jokes focused on the fact that for the first time in US history, Americans had ''finally'' elected a president who was... was… from UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}.



* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3032132/Brazilian-commuter-s-outraged-rant-two-women-embracing-goes-viral.html In April 2015]], a man at a train station in Rio de Janeiro took a photograph of various commuters on the platform, including two women kissing, and posted it on Facebook with what initially appeared to be a homophobic rant, complete with ThinkOfTheChildren remark...only to then reveal he was actually talking about a guy on the background standing too close to the tracks.

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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3032132/Brazilian-commuter-s-outraged-rant-two-women-embracing-goes-viral.html In April 2015]], a man at a train station in Rio de Janeiro took a photograph of various commuters on the platform, including two women kissing, and posted it on Facebook with what initially appeared to be a homophobic rant, complete with ThinkOfTheChildren remark...remark… only to then reveal he was actually talking about a guy on the background standing too close to the tracks.
23rd Apr '16 9:59:22 AM CJCroen1393
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** In the same episode, when Moe brings said little person to the Simpson house, Homer says that he wants to ask her a "mechanical question". Moe gets nervous, but it turns out he ''actually meant'' a mechanical question (as in, a question about mechanics). When she answers with expert accuracy, Homer turns to Moe and says [[ShipperOnDeck "Put a ring on that!"]]
22nd Apr '16 2:33:36 AM TheCuza
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Peter telling a crowd of black men at the Million Man March that they were responsible for most of the crime in the world, not aiming at them being black but men (he had temporarily become a StrawFeminist). They didn't really get it...

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Peter telling being sent to sensitivity training and coming back as a StrawFeminist. He gets up in front of a crowd of black men at and tells them that it's their fault that there is so much crime and violence in the country. Unfortunately said crowd happened to be the Million Man March that they were responsible for most of the crime in the world, not aiming at them being black but men (he had temporarily become a StrawFeminist). March. They didn't really get it...took it the way you'd expect.
20th Apr '16 2:33:00 AM MattII
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** In a later episode of the series, the Eurondans show a distinct dislike for Teal'c, not because he's a Jaffa (a perfectly good reason considering what the Goa'uld do), but because he's dark-skinned.
17th Apr '16 8:43:09 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* One from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with Pratchett Neil Gaiman - Shadwell isn't racist; [[HatesEveryoneEqually he just hates everybody]].

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* One from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with Pratchett Neil Gaiman - Shadwell isn't racist; [[HatesEveryoneEqually he just hates everybody]].
7th Apr '16 12:29:03 PM ironicusername
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-->"This is disgusting. How dare the make a Vader impression at the dinner table. That is down right offensive. Learn some manners, jeez."
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* ''WebAnimatiom/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': In Episode 26, Mackenzie acts standoffish about Tristian trying out for the cheer squad-not because he's a guy picking a stereotypically feminine activity or because he's CampGay, but because he doesn't go to their school.
2nd Apr '16 4:03:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/RushHour 3'', Detective Carter, played by Chris Tucker, enters a taxi cab in France, and the driver remarks he won't serve "his kind"--meaning ''Americans'', not black people.

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* In ''Film/RushHour 3'', ''Film/RushHour3'', Detective Carter, played by Chris Tucker, enters a taxi cab in France, and the driver remarks he won't serve "his kind"--meaning ''Americans'', not black people.
20th Mar '16 9:03:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', Carlos knows his wife is having an affair, but not with whom. Suspecting the TV repairman, he breaks into his house and beats him up. Then he looks around and notices the artwork... it's pretty clear the man is gay. The same thing happens to Carlos ''again''. Carlos goes to jail for hate crimes. He actually gets off, but lost his temper at the trial on an unrelated matter and went to jail anyway. Temper, temper.

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* In Inverted in ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', Carlos knows his wife is having an affair, but not with whom. Suspecting the TV repairman, he breaks into his house and beats him up. Then he looks around in the house and notices the artwork...artwork and photos of a boyfriend... it's pretty clear the man is gay. The same thing happens to repairman, shocked by the violent assault, asks Carlos ''again''. if he is beating him up because he is gay. Carlos goes to jail for hate crimes. He actually gets off, but lost his temper at the trial on an unrelated matter sheepishly says "Yes!" and went to jail anyway. Temper, temper.quickly runs away.
14th Mar '16 5:31:11 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in a {{Wuffle}} strip. Everyone's surprised when Dr. Greyham reveals that he's StraightGay, though they'are actually surprised about the fact that there's a doctor in the village.

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* Parodied in a {{Wuffle}} ''Webcomic/{{Wuffle}}'' strip. Everyone's surprised when Dr. Greyham reveals that he's StraightGay, though they'are they're actually surprised about the fact that there's a doctor in the village.
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