History Main / HalfBreedDiscrimination

31st Mar '18 11:31:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Roots}}'' touches on this. It is repeatedly mentioned that Kunta Kinte has nothing but contempt for light-skinned blacks, once citing how a girl from his village was shunned for giving birth to a mixed-race baby after escaping from slave traders. As such, his daughter Kizzy is very dismayed at how light her ChildByRape is.

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* ''Series/{{Roots}}'' ''Literature/{{Roots}}'' touches on this. It is repeatedly mentioned that Kunta Kinte has nothing but contempt for light-skinned blacks, once citing how a girl from his village was shunned for giving birth to a mixed-race baby after escaping from slave traders. As such, his daughter Kizzy is very dismayed at how light her ChildByRape is.
13th Mar '18 5:40:24 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* This trope is gradually becoming a popular one for Zootopia fanfics where Nick and Judy have offspring.

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* This trope is gradually becoming a popular one for Zootopia fanfics where Nick and Judy have offspring. It also gets played up for real-life hybrids such as zorses, ligers, tions and similar should they appear.
12th Mar '18 2:14:02 PM LordInsane
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** Generally averted or at least significantly downplayed throughout the series, as several [[InGameNovel in-game books]] and [[AllThereInTheManual backstory details]] indicate that each race of Men (Imperial, Breton, Redguard, Nord) and Mer ("Elves" - Altmer, Dunmer, Bosmer, Orsimer/Orcs) can indeed interbreed, with the race of the offspring [[UnevenHybrid being virtually identical]] to the mother (averting AllGenesAreCodominant) with a few of the father's traits potentially sprinkled in.[[note]]This may also be true for the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], but so far there are no canonical examples.[[/note]] For example, if an [[SquishyWizard Altmer father]] and [[ProudWarriorRace Nord mother]] produce a child, it wouldn't be a MagicKnight combination of each race. Instead, the child would be almost entirely Nord with the potential of having some Altmeri traits, such as slight points to his ears, higher cheekbones, or a slightly different skin tone. Downplayed in large part simply because it is difficult to distinguish the offspring from the race of the mother, so only those who are aware of the race of the father would be in a position to discriminate.

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** Generally averted or at least significantly downplayed throughout the series, as several [[InGameNovel in-game books]] and [[AllThereInTheManual backstory details]] indicate that each race of Men (Imperial, Breton, Redguard, Nord) and Mer ("Elves" - Altmer, Dunmer, Bosmer, Orsimer/Orcs) can indeed interbreed, with the race of the offspring [[UnevenHybrid being virtually identical]] to the mother (averting AllGenesAreCodominant) with a few of the father's traits potentially sprinkled in.[[note]]This may also be true for the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], but so far there are no canonical examples.[[/note]] For example, if an [[SquishyWizard Altmer father]] and [[ProudWarriorRace Nord mother]] produce a child, it wouldn't be a MagicKnight combination of each race. Instead, the child would be almost entirely Nord with the potential of having some Altmeri traits, such as slight points to his ears, higher cheekbones, or a slightly different skin tone. Downplayed in large part simply because it is difficult to distinguish the offspring from the race of the mother, so only those who are aware of the race of the father would be in a position to discriminate. It ''is'' possible for more hybridization to emerge, but only by generations of interbreeding -- the Bretons (as a matter of historic record) and Bosmer (according to legend) both come from Mannish ''and'' Merish ancestors, with some according traits, but they are still definitely Men and Mer, respectively.
30th Dec '17 1:17:27 PM jimi13
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* ''Warhammer40000'': While its believed to be completely retconed nowadays, older edition's of the game mentioned that humans and Eldar where booth created by the Old Ones and could have children together. With predictable result's considering what sort of [[GrimDark setting]] w40K is. A major exception was [[https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Illiyan_Nastase Illiyan Nastase]] who held the rank of Ultramarine Chief-Librarian.
19th Dec '17 8:40:12 PM Fireblood
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* In his autobiography, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX mentions that his mother hated her light complexion to the point where part of the reason she married his father because he was dark-skinned and would give her children some color and favored his siblings over him because he was light-skinned himself. Malcolm himself mentioned "hating every drop of white blood in me". Whether they each felt this way because of the color or because of how it came about--Malcolm's grandmother was raped by a white man-- isn't clear.

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* In his autobiography, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX mentions that his mother hated her light complexion to the point where part of the reason she married his father is because he was dark-skinned and would give her children some color and favored his siblings over him because he was light-skinned himself. Malcolm himself mentioned "hating every drop of white blood in me". Whether they each felt this way because of the color or because of how it came about--Malcolm's grandmother was raped by a white man-- isn't clear.
19th Dec '17 8:37:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Ronall is the son of a Valdan man and Silerian woman. As he laments, Silerians view him as a Valdan, even though he's lived in Sileria all of his life. Valdani, meanwhile, view him as a Silerian. Both dislike him for his heritage.
16th Nov '17 10:04:59 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', a book called "Notes on Racial Phylogeny" states that children of interracial unions typically resemble the mother more, with some traits from the father still persisting. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the Gray Prince, a champion gladiator is part human, part orc[[note]]the (human) father was also a vampire, but just what that had for consequences for the Gray Prince is uncertain, as he is both the only known case of human/orc interbreeding and vampire/living interbreeding[[/note]]. The entire race of Bretons descend from half-breeds between nedes (ancestral race of men) and Aldmer (ancestral race of elves), when the Elves took concubines. The Bretons are considered a race of men, but their elven ancestry manifests as having the highest racial aptitude for magic of all men races. A few aristocratic Breton lineages still retain a slight point to their ears.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', a book called "Notes on Racial Phylogeny" states ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Generally averted or at least significantly downplayed throughout the series, as several [[InGameNovel in-game books]] and [[AllThereInTheManual backstory details]] indicate
that children each race of interracial unions typically resemble Men (Imperial, Breton, Redguard, Nord) and Mer ("Elves" - Altmer, Dunmer, Bosmer, Orsimer/Orcs) can indeed interbreed, with the race of the offspring [[UnevenHybrid being virtually identical]] to the mother more, (averting AllGenesAreCodominant) with some a few of the father's traits potentially sprinkled in.[[note]]This may also be true for the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], but so far there are no canonical examples.[[/note]] For example, if an [[SquishyWizard Altmer father]] and [[ProudWarriorRace Nord mother]] produce a child, it wouldn't be a MagicKnight combination of each race. Instead, the child would be almost entirely Nord with the potential of having some Altmeri traits, such as slight points to his ears, higher cheekbones, or a slightly different skin tone. Downplayed in large part simply because it is difficult to distinguish the offspring from the race of the mother, so only those who are aware of the race of the father still persisting. would be in a position to discriminate.
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In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the Gray Prince, a champion gladiator is part human, part orc[[note]]the (human) had an Orc mother and an Imperial father. As you learn in a related quest, his father was also a vampire, but just what that had for consequences for vampire. This is the the part the Gray Prince is uncertain, as he is both takes much harder than the only known case of human/orc interbreeding and vampire/living interbreeding[[/note]]. The entire race of Bretons descend from half-breeds between nedes (ancestral race of men) and Aldmer (ancestral race of elves), when the Elves took concubines. The Bretons are considered a race of men, but their elven ancestry manifests as having the highest racial aptitude for magic of all men races. A few aristocratic Breton lineages still retain a slight point to their ears.human father part itself.
15th Nov '17 7:17:33 PM PaulA
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* Olivier de Bretagne (birth name Daoud) in the ''BrotherCadfael'' novels is the son of a Syrian mother and a white father. His parents loved each other but, just to make it worse, weren't married and his father left without knowing his mother was pregnant. He makes his way to England in the books, and encounters discrimination both on page (from one of the villains of "The Virgin in the Ice") and off, although his liege lord doesn't seem to care a whit about his heritage and lets Olivier marry his ward and niece.

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* Olivier de Bretagne (birth name Daoud) in the ''BrotherCadfael'' ''Literature/BrotherCadfael'' novels is the son of a Syrian mother and a white father. His parents loved each other but, just to make it worse, weren't married and his father left without knowing his mother was pregnant. He makes his way to England in the books, and encounters discrimination both on page (from one of the villains of "The ''The Virgin in the Ice") Ice'') and off, although his liege lord doesn't seem to care a whit about his heritage and lets Olivier marry his ward and niece.
10th Nov '17 1:27:40 PM chopshop
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Galra hybrids born through [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies relationships]] are more or less accepted and can work their way up to high positions, but there's a sizable contingent of traditionalists in the military who think half-breeds are shameful and shouldn't be allowed to be soldiers. The Galra Empire pretty much runs on a FantasticCasteSystem where Galra are above everyone else, so hybrids and their legitimacy for positions in Galra society seems to be a controversial grey area.
1st Nov '17 6:53:23 AM kazokuhouou
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* In one story of ''[[Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Pet Shop Of Horrors: Tokyo]]'', a Filipino woman marries a much older Japanese man and has a son with him. When her husband has a stroke and begins to suffer from dementia, the rest of his family makes no secret of how they think a mixed-race child is not fit to inherit and that the man's pure-blood Japanese grandson is a much better choice as a successor. Given that the family is shown as being ''incredibly'' dysfunctional (notably the grandson is selfish [[spoiler:and kills his grandfather to please his mother]] while the mixed-race son is polite and kind), the story is firmly on the side of the Filipino woman and her son. D gives the woman a young man to help as a caretaker for her husband, who tells how he himself is biracial and was unable to fit in with his mother and father's homelands. [[spoiler:The end of the story reveals that the man was actually a dog that was a mixed breed but very loyal and loving.]]

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* In one story of ''[[Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Pet Shop Of Horrors: Tokyo]]'', a Filipino woman marries a much older Japanese man and has a son with him. When her husband has a stroke and begins to suffer from dementia, the rest of his family makes no secret of how they think a mixed-race child is not fit to inherit and that the man's pure-blood Japanese grandson is a much better choice as a successor. Given that the family is shown as being ''incredibly'' dysfunctional (notably the grandson is selfish [[spoiler:and kills his grandfather to please his mother]] while the mixed-race son is polite and kind), the story is firmly on the side of the Filipino woman and her son. D gives the woman a young man to help as a caretaker for her husband, who tells how he himself is biracial and was unable to fit in with his mother and father's homelands. [[spoiler:The end of the story reveals that the man was actually a dog that was a mixed breed but very loyal and loving. Oh, and it turned out the man had been faking his dementia and ensured that his mixed-race son inherited everything, now that he saw how despicable the rest of the family was.]]
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