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20th Jun '17 12:19:32 PM ironballs16
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** Shortly before giving up on the gag, Adams tried balancing out Tina with Antina, "the Antidote to Tina", who was more or less Tina's exact opposite. His critics then accused him of mocking lesbians... because, evidently, [[UnfortunateImplications that's what all strong independent women who are good at math are]]. [[SarcasmMode (Alice must still be in the closet.)]] ''Then'' Adams gave up and moved on.

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** Shortly before giving up on the gag, Adams tried balancing out Tina with Antina, "the Antidote to Tina", who was more or less Tina's exact opposite. His critics then accused him of mocking lesbians... because, evidently, [[UnfortunateImplications that's what all strong independent women who are good at math are]]. [[SarcasmMode (Alice must still be in the closet.)]] ''Then'' [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Adams gave up and moved on.on]].
20th Jun '17 12:17:50 PM ironballs16
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** At least some of his paranoid state is due to being under the influence of.... certain... substances.

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** At least some of his paranoid state is due to being under the influence of.... certain... substances.of... [[TheStoner certain substances]].
15th Jun '17 11:31:31 PM TheCuza
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** The Greendale Human Being was specifically created to avoid any kind of discriminatory image in the mascot. It has virtually no distinguishing features beyond being a bipedal humanoid, and [[UncannyValley a creepy one at that]]. As Jeff puts it:
-->I think trying not to be racist is the new racist.
** In another episode:
-->'''Jeff''': [Football] is in your blood.
-->'''Troy''': That's racist.
-->'''Jeff''': It's in your soul.
-->'''Troy''': That's racist.
-->'''Jeff''': It's in your eyes.
-->'''Troy''': That's gay.
-->'''Jeff''': That's homophobic.
-->'''Troy''': That's black.
-->'''Jeff''': ''That's'' racist!
-->'''Troy''': Damn.

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** The Greendale's mascot, the Greendale Human Being Being, was specifically created to avoid any kind of discriminatory image image. As in, the Dean and Pierce had literally every kind of stereotypical physical feature of every ethnic group in the world plastered up on a big wall and made sure that not a single one featured in the mascot. It has virtually no distinguishing features beyond being What resulted was a bipedal humanoid, and [[UncannyValley a ([[UncannyValley quite creepy one at that]]. As Jeff puts it:
-->I
looking]]) grey, featureless humanoid with its eyes and mouth [[BlackBeadEyes scribbled on with a marker]].
--->'''Jeff:''' I
think trying not to be racist is the new racist.
** In another episode:
-->'''Jeff''': [Football]
episode, Jeff is in your blood.
-->'''Troy''': That's racist.
-->'''Jeff''':
trying to get Troy to take up football again.
--->'''Jeff''': I'm saying you're a ''football player''!
It's in your soul.
-->'''Troy''':
blood!\\
'''Troy''':
That's racist.
-->'''Jeff''':
racist.\\
'''Jeff''':
It's in your eyes.
-->'''Troy''': That's gay.
-->'''Jeff''': That's homophobic.
-->'''Troy''': That's black.
-->'''Jeff''':
soul!\\
'''Troy''':
''That's'' racist!
-->'''Troy''':
racist.\\
'''Jeff''': Your eyes?\\
'''Troy''': That's gay.\\
'''Jeff''': That's homophobic.\\
'''Troy''': ''[shrug]'' That's black.\\
'''Jeff''': ''That's'' racist!\\
'''Troy''':
Damn.



** In "The Chinese Woman", Jerry mentions to Elaine he likes Chinese women.
--->'''Elaine:''' Isn't that a little racist?
--->'''Jerry:''' If I ''like'' their race, how can that be racist?
** In another episode, Jerry is trying to date a Native American girl but is held back by constantly looking like a racist to her (such as for doing things like using the phrase "Indian giver"). One particularly awkward case was when he was attempting to figure out directions to a Chinese restaurant and asked a passing mailman... who turned out to be Chinese.

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** In "The Chinese Woman", Jerry mentions to Elaine he likes Chinese has a thing for Asian women.
--->'''Elaine:''' Isn't that a little racist?
--->'''Jerry:'''
racist?\\
'''Jerry:'''
If I ''like'' their race, how can that be racist?
** In another episode, Jerry is trying to date a Native American girl but is held back by constantly looking like a racist to her (such as for doing things like using the phrase "Indian giver"). One particularly awkward case was when he was attempting to figure out directions to a Chinese restaurant and asked a passing mailman... mailman who turned out was bent down and collecting letters from a mailbox. The mailman then stands up and turns around, revealing that he is, of course, Chinese, and is extremely offended.
--->'''Jerry:''' You know, I don't get it. Not allowed
to be Chinese. ask a Chinese person where the Chinese restaurant is? I mean, aren't we all getting a little too sensitive? If someone asked me "Which way's Israel?", ''I'' wouldn't fly off the handle.



** In one episode Turk tell JD a patient is racist because he offered him his fried chicken. He then admits that he loves fried chicken and "ate that badboy like it was my last meal" but he's still not happy about it.

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** In one episode Turk tell JD a patient is racist because he offered him his fried chicken. He then admits that Yes, he loves fried chicken and "ate that badboy like it was my last meal" meal", but he's still not happy about it.
19th May '17 1:15:28 PM LordGro
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* Darryl Hughley's character in Series/TheHughleys '''IS''' this trope, at least for the first season. One amusing example is his reaction to learning of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete)]]: "So the only black guy at Christmas is a slave? This Santa, does he by any chance wear a white hood?". [[note]] Zwarte Piet is a character from Dutch-Belgian folklore who appears during the annual ''UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}'' holidays. Covered head to toe with coal dust or chimney dust, Zwarte Piet is a former coal miner or chimney sweep who has become a servant of Sinterklaas, the bearded saint who gives children presents at Christmas. People often dress in BlackFace to portray Zwarte Piet, which has gotten more controversial in recent years, especially among people who think Sinterklaas is an rip-off of SantaClaus, while it's actually the other way around. Also, Zwarte Piet's black face is more ambiguous because historically he is a Caucasian with his face, hands, and even clothes blackened by coal dust or chimney dust, but recently some people have reinterpretted him as African-Dutch despite the historical improbability of such an interpretation. [[/note]]
** Much of the humor in the show was also derived from the fact that Darryl was [[HypocriticalHumor a massive racist himself.]]

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* Darryl Hughley's character in Series/TheHughleys '''IS''' this trope, at least for ''Series/TheHughleys'': In the first season. One amusing example is his reaction season, Darryl Hughley reacts to learning of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete)]]: (Black Pete)]], the servant of UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}} (the Dutch Santa) in Dutch folklore: "So the only black guy at Christmas is a slave? This Santa, does he by any chance wear a white hood?". [[note]] Zwarte Piet is a character from Dutch-Belgian folklore who appears during the annual ''UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}'' holidays. Covered head to toe with coal dust or chimney dust, Zwarte Piet is a former coal miner or chimney sweep who has become a servant of Sinterklaas, the bearded saint who gives children presents at Christmas. People often dress in BlackFace to portray Zwarte Piet, which has gotten more controversial in recent years, especially among people who think Sinterklaas is an rip-off of SantaClaus, while it's actually the other way around. Also, Zwarte Piet's black face is more ambiguous because historically he is a Caucasian with his face, hands, and even clothes blackened by coal dust or chimney dust, but recently some people have reinterpretted him as African-Dutch despite the historical improbability of such an interpretation. [[/note]]
** Much
Ironically, much of the humor in the show was also is derived from the fact that Darryl was is [[HypocriticalHumor a massive racist himself.]]
29th Apr '17 1:47:36 PM name_already_chosen
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* Darryl Hughley's character in Series/TheHughleys '''IS''' this trope, at least for the first season. One amusing example is his reaction to learning of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete)]]: "So the only black guy at Christmas is a slave? This Santa, does he by any chance wear a white hood?". [[note]] Zwarte Piet is a character from Dutch-Belgian folklore who appears during the annual ''UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}'' holidays. Covered head to toe with coal dust or chimney dust, Zwarte Piet is a former coal miner or chimney sweep who has become a servant of Sinterklaas, the bearded saint who gives children presents at Christmas. People often dress in BlackFace to portray Zwarte Piet, which has gotten more controversial in recent years, especially among people who think Sinterklaas is an rip-off of SantaClaus, while it's actually the other way around. Also, Zwarte Piet's black face is more ambiguous because historically he is a Caucasian with his blackened by coal dust or chimney dust, but recently some people have reinterpretted him as African-Dutch despite the historical improbability of such an interpretation. [[/note]]

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* Darryl Hughley's character in Series/TheHughleys '''IS''' this trope, at least for the first season. One amusing example is his reaction to learning of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete)]]: "So the only black guy at Christmas is a slave? This Santa, does he by any chance wear a white hood?". [[note]] Zwarte Piet is a character from Dutch-Belgian folklore who appears during the annual ''UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}'' holidays. Covered head to toe with coal dust or chimney dust, Zwarte Piet is a former coal miner or chimney sweep who has become a servant of Sinterklaas, the bearded saint who gives children presents at Christmas. People often dress in BlackFace to portray Zwarte Piet, which has gotten more controversial in recent years, especially among people who think Sinterklaas is an rip-off of SantaClaus, while it's actually the other way around. Also, Zwarte Piet's black face is more ambiguous because historically he is a Caucasian with his face, hands, and even clothes blackened by coal dust or chimney dust, but recently some people have reinterpretted him as African-Dutch despite the historical improbability of such an interpretation. [[/note]]
29th Apr '17 1:46:13 PM name_already_chosen
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* Darryl Hughley's character in Series/TheHughleys '''IS''' this trope, at least for the first season. One amusing example is his reaction to learning of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete)]]: "So the only black guy at Christmas is a slave? This Santa, does he by any chance wear a white hood?". [[note]] Zwarte Piet is a character from Dutch-Belgian folklore who appears during the annual ''UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}'' holidays. He is a black servant of Sinterklaas, who is a bearded saint who gives children presents. People often dress in BlackFace to portray him, which has gotten more controversial in recent years, especially among people who think Sinterklaas is an rip-off of SantaClaus, while it's actually the other way around. Also, Zwarte Piet's black face is more ambiguous. It has been said that he is black because of chimney dirt. [[/note]]

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* Darryl Hughley's character in Series/TheHughleys '''IS''' this trope, at least for the first season. One amusing example is his reaction to learning of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete)]]: "So the only black guy at Christmas is a slave? This Santa, does he by any chance wear a white hood?". [[note]] Zwarte Piet is a character from Dutch-Belgian folklore who appears during the annual ''UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}'' holidays. He Covered head to toe with coal dust or chimney dust, Zwarte Piet is a black former coal miner or chimney sweep who has become a servant of Sinterklaas, who is a the bearded saint who gives children presents. presents at Christmas. People often dress in BlackFace to portray him, Zwarte Piet, which has gotten more controversial in recent years, especially among people who think Sinterklaas is an rip-off of SantaClaus, while it's actually the other way around. Also, Zwarte Piet's black face is more ambiguous. It has been said that he is black ambiguous because of historically he is a Caucasian with his blackened by coal dust or chimney dirt.dust, but recently some people have reinterpretted him as African-Dutch despite the historical improbability of such an interpretation. [[/note]]
11th Apr '17 3:47:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tracy Jordan of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' seems to believe anything which annoys him can thus be classified as racist. Initially, this worked wonders with Liz's WhiteGuilt, but now everyone ignores it as it has become clear he's just trying to get his way.

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
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Tracy Jordan of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' seems to believe anything which annoys him can thus be classified as racist. Initially, this worked wonders with Liz's WhiteGuilt, but now everyone ignores it as it has become clear he's just trying to get his way.
11th Apr '17 3:46:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' featured a sketch in which a black werewolf, a black mummy, and a black Frankenstein monster try to deal with various problems that they initially blame on racism. The werewolf and Frankenstein monster tend to cause their problems through their own antisocial behavior, but the mummy is clearly the victim of prejudice, although it isn't clear whether it's because he's black or because he's a mummy.
** Adding an extra layer to this is that they only see their problems as being the result of racism ''towards black people''. They never once think for a second that people could be prejudiced against them for being monsters. When the Frankenstein monster is fired from his job and is ranting about how it was only because he's black, another black employee interrupts him by shouting "Nigga, you a Frankenstein!"

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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' featured a sketch in which a black werewolf, a black mummy, and a black Frankenstein monster try to deal with various problems that they initially blame on racism. The werewolf and Frankenstein monster tend to cause their problems through their own antisocial behavior, but the mummy is clearly the victim of prejudice, although it isn't clear whether it's because he's black or because he's a mummy.
**
mummy. Adding an extra layer to this is that they only see their problems as being the result of racism ''towards black people''. They never once think for a second that people could be prejudiced against them for being monsters. When the Frankenstein monster is fired from his job and is ranting about how it was only because he's black, another black employee interrupts him by shouting "Nigga, you a Frankenstein!"
11th Apr '17 3:45:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/ChrisRock's "Nat X" character from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' viewed ''everything'' through a filter of automatically-presumed prejudice, even when it made no sense whatsoever. For instance, he was the host of a public-access cable TV show in a 15-minute slot, but claimed a racist conspiracy kept him from having a full half-hour, and he believed racism was the reason black jellybeans tasted so awful.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
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Creator/ChrisRock's "Nat X" character from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' viewed ''everything'' through a filter of automatically-presumed prejudice, even when it made no sense whatsoever. For instance, he was the host of a public-access cable TV show in a 15-minute slot, but claimed a racist conspiracy kept him from having a full half-hour, and he believed racism was the reason black jellybeans tasted so awful.



* Dr. Foreman on ''Series/{{House}}'' often blames racism when things don't go well for him. Chase has called him out on it a few times...

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* ''Series/{{House}}'':
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Dr. Foreman on ''Series/{{House}}'' often blames racism when things don't go well for him. Chase has called him out on it a few times...



* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]" Senor Chang deliberately dressed as Peggy Fleming so he could prove everybody is a racist (for example, Britta guesses Kristi Yamaguchi). Because he's the "racist prover". Shirley, though, figures out who he is on the first guess.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
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In ''Series/{{Community}}'' the episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]" Senor Chang deliberately dressed as Peggy Fleming so he could prove everybody is a racist (for example, Britta guesses Kristi Yamaguchi). Because he's the "racist prover". Shirley, though, figures out who he is on the first guess.



* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Shower Head", Jerry's Uncle Leo calls the cook at a restaurant an anti-Semite because he burnt his hamburger. Later, when Jerry goes on ''The Tonight Show'', he says that Uncle Leo blames everything that inconveniences him on anti-Semitism, including one time when he called a ''[[InsaneTrollLogic rabbi]]'' an anti-Semite. [[spoiler:Uncle Leo was watching this episode of ''The Tonight Show'' with his girlfriend. When she laughed at Jerry's bit, he accused her of being an anti-Semite and broke up with her.]]

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Shower Head", Jerry's Uncle Leo calls the cook at a restaurant an anti-Semite because he burnt his hamburger. Later, when Jerry goes on ''The Tonight Show'', he says that Uncle Leo blames everything that inconveniences him on anti-Semitism, including one time when he called a ''[[InsaneTrollLogic rabbi]]'' an anti-Semite. [[spoiler:Uncle Leo was watching this episode of ''The Tonight Show'' with his girlfriend. When she laughed at Jerry's bit, he accused her of being an anti-Semite and broke up with her.]]



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': When Turk is choosing his bi-annual candy (he's diabetic) he avoids getting anything that sounds vaguely racist like any type of dark chocolate, or Jujubes.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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When Turk is choosing his bi-annual candy (he's diabetic) he avoids getting anything that sounds vaguely racist like any type of dark chocolate, or Jujubes.



* Raj from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is fond of this. He's been called out on it a few times, particularly when he tries to combine this trope with the poor, starving Indian stereotype (which Raj is very much [[RichPeople isn't]]).

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Raj from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is fond of this. He's been called out on it a few times, particularly when he tries to combine this trope with the poor, starving Indian stereotype (which Raj is very much [[RichPeople isn't]]).



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Ruby claims to be offended when someone expresses hatred for her for being ''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil a demon]]''. Overlaps with HypocriticalHumor.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Ruby claims to be offended when someone expresses hatred for her for being ''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil a demon]]''. Overlaps with HypocriticalHumor.



* A variant occurs in the sketch series ''Series/KeyAndPeele'', where an office worker complains about the overly sexual music (ie. people moaning over a bass line) played by his extremely CampGay co-worker Latrell. Latrell then accuses his co-worker of being homophobic and repeats the accusation whenever his co-worker objects to any of his obnoxious behaviour (for example, being shown overly graphic sexual imagery on Latrell's phone). When the office worker finally leaves for the day [[StraightGay with his boyfriend]], Latrell finally realizes...

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* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'':
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A variant occurs in the sketch series ''Series/KeyAndPeele'', where an office worker complains about the overly sexual music (ie. people moaning over a bass line) played by his extremely CampGay co-worker Latrell. Latrell then accuses his co-worker of being homophobic and repeats the accusation whenever his co-worker objects to any of his obnoxious behaviour (for example, being shown overly graphic sexual imagery on Latrell's phone). When the office worker finally leaves for the day [[StraightGay with his boyfriend]], Latrell finally realizes...



* In the pilot of ''Series/TheWestWing'', the trope is played for no laughs at all. White House staffers sit down with some advocates of Christian issues to offer an apology for some ill-advised remarks one of them made on a news program. When the Christians turn the good-faith olive branch into a negotiation over political concessions, things get a little heated. Since two of the staffers are Jewish, Toby Ziegler interprets a comment about Josh's "New York sense of humor" (considering he's not from New York) as anti-Semitic. The hostility only grows, descending into an argument over the order of the Commandments, until only the arrival of the President cuts through the bullshit. It's worth noting that it's unclear whether the woman actually had Toby and Josh's Jewishness on her mind (she claims to resent the implication), and it's also unclear whether Toby was genuinely offended or was seizing an opportunity to regain some control over the situation (either would be in character). It could be considered an InvokedTrope.

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'':
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In the pilot of ''Series/TheWestWing'', pilot, the trope is played for no laughs at all. White House staffers sit down with some advocates of Christian issues to offer an apology for some ill-advised remarks one of them made on a news program. When the Christians turn the good-faith olive branch into a negotiation over political concessions, things get a little heated. Since two of the staffers are Jewish, Toby Ziegler interprets a comment about Josh's "New York sense of humor" (considering he's not from New York) as anti-Semitic. The hostility only grows, descending into an argument over the order of the Commandments, until only the arrival of the President cuts through the bullshit. It's worth noting that it's unclear whether the woman actually had Toby and Josh's Jewishness on her mind (she claims to resent the implication), and it's also unclear whether Toby was genuinely offended or was seizing an opportunity to regain some control over the situation (either would be in character). It could be considered an InvokedTrope.
24th Mar '17 1:02:12 PM abscake
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Compare AngryBlackMan, MalcolmXerox, MistakenForRacist, EveryoneIsSatanInHell, InsaneTrollLogic, UnfortunateImplications.

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Compare AngryBlackMan, MalcolmXerox, MistakenForRacist, UnfortunateImplications, EveryoneIsSatanInHell, InsaneTrollLogic, UnfortunateImplications.
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