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30th May '16 12:47:43 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. It's never flat-out said in the series, but [[ItsAllThereIntheManual supplemental material]] notes that the humans living on Pern are more or less homogenous. Pernese are all somewhat tan in color, and the men have very little facial hair. Apparently, some extremes exist in eye and hair color. F'Lar is mentioned to have amber-colored eyes, while Lessa's are grey (which is something of a family trait in Ruatha Hold), and Kylara has blonde hair, to name three examples. This wasn't the case before they landed on Pern, though it seems that just about every major racial grouping was part of the Pern Expedition, and though there wasn't any kind of racism, people still tended to marry within their own nationality (Sallah Telgar and Tarvi Andiyar being a notable exception). Presumably that practice ended under the threat of Thread.

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* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. It's never flat-out said in the series, but [[ItsAllThereIntheManual [[AllThereIntheManual supplemental material]] notes that the humans living on Pern are more or less homogenous. Pernese are all somewhat tan in color, and the men have very little facial hair. Apparently, some extremes exist in eye and hair color. F'Lar is mentioned to have amber-colored eyes, while Lessa's are grey (which is something of a family trait in Ruatha Hold), and Kylara has blonde hair, to name three examples. This wasn't the case before they landed on Pern, though it seems that just about every major racial grouping was part of the Pern Expedition, and though there wasn't any kind of racism, people still tended to marry within their own nationality (Sallah Telgar and Tarvi Andiyar being a notable exception). Presumably that practice ended under the threat of Thread.
15th Apr '16 3:54:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Ira Levin's ''ThisPerfectDay'', the "Family" is genetically engineered for perfection--which in this world is an almost stereotypically Asian appearence.
* The 70s B-Grade sci-fi series, ''SpaceWays'', which is set in the far future, has almost all humans with tan to dark skin and brown eyes where natural features like red hair or blonde and blue eyes only exist as rare genetic throwbacks.
* In ''TheForeverWar'', the hero leaves Earth to fight in an interstellar war using a starship drive that causes time dilation. When he returns to Earth it's thousands of years after he left, and everyone on Earth is a nice even tan, with dark hair and eyes. Oh, and [[HetIsEw they're all gay]].

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* In Ira Levin's ''ThisPerfectDay'', ''Literature/ThisPerfectDay'', the "Family" is genetically engineered for perfection--which in this world is an almost stereotypically Asian appearence.
* The 70s B-Grade sci-fi series, ''SpaceWays'', ''Literature/SpaceWays'', which is set in the far future, has almost all humans with tan to dark skin and brown eyes where natural features like red hair or blonde and blue eyes only exist as rare genetic throwbacks.
* In ''TheForeverWar'', ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', the hero leaves Earth to fight in an interstellar war using a starship drive that causes time dilation. When he returns to Earth it's thousands of years after he left, and everyone on Earth is a nice even tan, with dark hair and eyes. Oh, and [[HetIsEw they're all gay]].



* The ''{{Foundation}} Series'' is like this. In ''The Currents of Space'', it's mentioned that people from the two main planets look slightly different, though not different enough to be able to tell for certain which a person is from. Everywhere else is pretty much homogeneous.

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* The ''{{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}} Series'' is like this. In ''The Currents of Space'', it's mentioned that people from the two main planets look slightly different, though not different enough to be able to tell for certain which a person is from. Everywhere else is pretty much homogeneous.



* Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' continuity has this happen.

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* Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' continuity has this happen.
6th Mar '16 10:01:54 AM Discar
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* Played mostly straight in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' in that it is confirmed that humanity -- at least in North America -- is certainly heading this way, with most human characters you'd define as "white" actually having light brown skin tones, noticeably. This is apparently similar to how years of living as a galactic-scale society has done this to the individual ethnicities of all the other species, and humanity is slowly starting to homogenise as well. May be lampshading how aliens often seem to lack ethnicity in the sort of genre Mass Effect is in.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Played mostly straight in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' straight, in that it is confirmed that humanity -- at least in North America -- is certainly heading this way, with most human characters you'd define as "white" actually having light brown skin tones, noticeably. This is apparently similar to how years of living as a galactic-scale society has done this to the individual ethnicities of all the other species, and humanity is slowly starting to homogenise as well. May be lampshading how aliens often seem to lack ethnicity in the sort of genre Mass Effect is in.



*** Human characters also frequently speak with various accents and the Codex says instantaneous machine translation is available, so human beings have united ''politically'' without surrendering their own cultural identity, language, and certainly not without becoming a race of DittoAliens. Likewise, the codex states outright that Turians, Asari, and Salarians at least all identify with their colony, world, clan, and religion even while still falling giving their allegiance to their species and the Citadel Council. Apparently they are able to spot visual differences and Turians even paint their faces to show their allegiances. More than once an alien comments that "all humans look the same to me," suggesting they cannot spot our racial differences easily.

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*** ** Human characters also frequently speak with various accents and the Codex says instantaneous machine translation is available, so human beings have united ''politically'' without surrendering their own cultural identity, language, and certainly not without becoming a race of DittoAliens. Likewise, the codex states outright that Turians, Asari, and Salarians at least all identify with their colony, world, clan, and religion even while still falling giving their allegiance to their species and the Citadel Council. Apparently they are able to spot visual differences and Turians even paint their faces to show their allegiances. More than once an alien comments that "all humans look the same to me," suggesting they cannot spot our racial differences easily.



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** We eventually start seeing other races of the alien species, but they are rare. A brief visit to the asari homeworld reveals that while most asari are nearly the exact same shade of blue, there are also other colors, such as green (distinct from the asari in the first game who were infected by the Thorian) and a deep purple.
2nd Mar '16 2:04:14 PM Yora
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** The only racism within a species is the Asari disdain for "purebloods" of their own species. Human racists are "speciests" in the game and only dislike aliens. "Human first" characters are generally shown to be sympathetic but in the wrong, as seen in Navigator Pressly's changing attitude in his journals from [=ME2=] and how rebuking Terra Firma, Ashley Williams, and Pressly for these attitudes is a Paragon act. Human sexism, however, is still present, but every person who displays it is a complete scumbag. Most species heavily stereotype other species, however. Humanity's hat is ambition and how they cannot be stereotyped easily, as pointed out by Moridin, Liara, and others.

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** The only racism within a species is the Asari disdain for "purebloods" of their own species. Human racists are "speciests" in the game and only dislike aliens. "Human first" characters are generally shown to be sympathetic but in the wrong, as seen in Navigator Pressly's changing attitude in his journals from [=ME2=] and how rebuking Terra Firma, Ashley Williams, and Pressly for these attitudes is a Paragon act. Human sexism, however, is still present, but every person who displays it is a complete scumbag. Most species heavily stereotype other species, however. Humanity's hat is ambition and how they cannot be stereotyped easily, as pointed out by Moridin, Liara, and others.others.
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28th Feb '16 8:41:28 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/RangersAtRoadsend'' the protagonists visit a temple, where saints from the distant past are portrayed with green or blue skin, an exaggeration of the known fact that people were more diverse in the past. It is not clear how far the once race thing goes, but the surnames make it obvious that all cultures have mixed - people with all sorts of European and Asian surnames live in the same setting, and have been doing so for a long time. "Yellow hair" is mentioned as an exotic thing that happened in the past.
27th Jan '16 4:57:25 PM Macecurb
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A subtrope of AllGenesAreCodominant.

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A subtrope of AllGenesAreCodominant.
AllGenesAreCodominant. Often overlaps with AmbiguouslyBrown.
23rd Jan '16 1:44:08 PM dotchan
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* [[http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/91/will-all-humans-one-day-be-the-same-color The Straight Dope]] take on the plausibility of the trope.
11th Oct '15 5:39:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Race Against Time'' by PiersAnthony starts out in a 20th-century setting, but later shows the 24th century, where everyone is a muddled brown color and genetic throwbacks with distinct racial features are kept in cultural preserves with a zooish quality to them. [[spoiler:(The protagonist is one such throwback, living in preserve modeled on the 20th century; he starts out believing that he really lives in the 20th century, and learns the truth over the course of the novel.)]]

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* ''Race Against Time'' by PiersAnthony Creator/PiersAnthony starts out in a 20th-century setting, but later shows the 24th century, where everyone is a muddled brown color and genetic throwbacks with distinct racial features are kept in cultural preserves with a zooish quality to them. [[spoiler:(The protagonist is one such throwback, living in preserve modeled on the 20th century; he starts out believing that he really lives in the 20th century, and learns the truth over the course of the novel.)]]
8th Oct '15 7:09:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Captain America Corps.'', the reader is introduced to Commander A, AKA Kiyoshi Morales, the CaptainAmerica of the future. He's of mixed African American, Japanese, Hispanic and Native American descent, and owes some ancestry to LukeCage.

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* In ''Captain America Corps.'', the reader is introduced to Commander A, AKA Kiyoshi Morales, the CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica of the future. He's of mixed African American, Japanese, Hispanic and Native American descent, and owes some ancestry to LukeCage.ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}.
2nd Aug '15 2:19:46 AM Odon
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* This premise was behind a favourite [[http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/blondes.asp dire prediction of futurists]] -- not nuclear war or mass starvation, but that there would be no blondes in the future! Imagine mankind deprived of Marilyn Monroes! The Horror!

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* This premise was behind a favourite [[http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/blondes.asp dire prediction of futurists]] -- not nuclear war or mass starvation, but that there would be [[EveryoneLovesBlondes no blondes in the future! future!]] Imagine mankind deprived of Marilyn Monroes! The Horror!
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