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11th Nov '17 11:41:14 AM Tacitus
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* Asuna falls prey to this in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' when interacting with Agil, a black player who goes by Tiffany in this treatment. She tries not to be racist around him and so resorts to painfully stilted JiveTurkey speech, which pisses him off, and apologizes over using phrases like "a pot calling the kettle black."
-->'''Agil/Tiffany:''' What? It's a turn of phrase, it's got nothing to do with race.\\
'''Asuna:''' I'm sorry! It's just, you look like a very {{angry black man}}.\\
'''Tiffany:''' Okay, now you see that? ''That'' was racist.\\
'''Kirito:''' (''[[{{Troll}} grinning]]'') Ah, this is great, see? We're learnin' stuff. But in all seriousness, Tiff, could'ja check out this weapon before Asuna starts a full-on race war?
23rd Sep '17 7:24:54 AM GoblinCipher
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* The premise of ''WebVideo/AskLovecraft'' is that the famous horror author has been brought BackFromTheDead to answer questions on the internet. While he seems to have gotten the hang of some modern technology, he [[FairForItsDay has yet to acclimate to modern social norms.]]

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* The premise of ''WebVideo/AskLovecraft'' is that the famous horror author has been brought BackFromTheDead to answer questions on the internet. While he seems to have gotten the hang of some modern technology, he [[FairForItsDay [[RacistGrandma has yet to acclimate to modern social norms.]]
23rd Sep '17 7:23:35 AM GoblinCipher
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* During the controversy over the depiction of Africans in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', several commentators pointed out that [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle since Capcom is a Japanese company]] and Japan is fairly racially homogeneous, the individuals responsible for the game probably were genuinely unaware that imagery portraying white heroes being menaced by hordes of savage and bestial black people [[UnfortunateImplications has a long history in racist propaganda]]. Capcom's American division has since pledged to communicate better with the home office when these things come up. [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Of course, they completely ignore that "the hordes of savage and bestial black people" are the victims in the game's context]], in the sense they're locals being controlled and enslaved by PuppeteerParasite from a MegaCorp ([[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the game even makes mention of corporations using Africa and its people as guinea pigs for their experiments]]), and that the real BigBad is [[spoiler:the very blonde and caucasian Albert Wesker, who's then revealed to be the product of a MasterRace project by Umbrella's founder in his mad quest to become a God]]. They also miss the fact that your in-game partner Sheva Alomar and Josh Stone are black, and that there are quite a few white men among the BrainwashedAndCrazy population.

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* During the controversy over the depiction of Africans in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', several commentators pointed out that [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle since Capcom is a Japanese company]] and Japan is fairly racially homogeneous, the individuals responsible for the game probably were genuinely unaware that imagery portraying white heroes being menaced by hordes of savage and bestial black people [[UnfortunateImplications has a long history in racist propaganda]]. Capcom's American division has since pledged to communicate better with the home office when these things come up. [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Of course, they completely ignore that "the hordes of savage and bestial black people" are the victims in the game's context]], in the sense they're locals being controlled and enslaved by PuppeteerParasite from a MegaCorp ([[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the game even makes mention of corporations using Africa and its people as guinea pigs for their experiments]]), and that the real BigBad is [[spoiler:the very blonde and caucasian Albert Wesker, who's then revealed to be the product of a MasterRace project by Umbrella's founder in his mad quest to become a God]]. They also miss the fact that your in-game partner Sheva Alomar and Josh Stone are black, and that there are quite a few white men among the BrainwashedAndCrazy population.
31st Aug '17 3:32:21 PM Abodos
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* An instance of FantasticRacism in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': When Trenderhoof (a unicorn writer) falls for Applejack (an earth pony farmer), he remarks to her that that he has "such respect for the work ethic of earth ponies." Though this is hard to call, as it's hardly inaccurate or unkind to generalize earth ponies as hard workers.

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* An instance of FantasticRacism in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': When Trenderhoof (a unicorn writer) falls for Applejack (an earth pony farmer), he remarks to her that that he has "such respect for the work ethic of earth ponies." Though this is hard to call, as it's hardly inaccurate or unkind to [[PlanetOfHats generalize earth ponies as hard workers.workers]].
25th Aug '17 2:22:47 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, in stories set just after he wakes up in the present day, can approach the edges of this trope. In ''Man out of Time,'' he meets his first black female doctor, and says, "Well, that's nice!" (She seems very puzzled.)

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, in stories set just after he wakes up in the present day, can approach the edges of this trope. In ''Man out of Time,'' Time'', he meets his first black female doctor, and says, "Well, that's nice!" (She seems very puzzled.)



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* Petrie from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' calls Littlefoot a 'flathead' several times when he first meets him. It's implied from Littlefoot's reaction-- and that Longnecks seem to be a general target of prejudice in the film-- that this is something along the lines of a racial slur. Further more, he stops using this word as the film goes on and as he gets to known Littlefoot better.

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* Petrie from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' calls Littlefoot a 'flathead' "flathead" several times when he first meets him. It's implied from Littlefoot's reaction-- reaction -- and that Longnecks seem to be a general target of prejudice in the film-- film -- that this is something along the lines of a racial slur. Further more, he stops using this word as the film goes on and as he gets to known Littlefoot better.



* ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'' is understandably like this towards Jim.
* Comes up a lot in ''Literature/EverythingIsIlluminated''.

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* %%* ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'' is understandably like this towards Jim.
* %%* Comes up a lot in ''Literature/EverythingIsIlluminated''.



** Second Doctor companion Jamie has some fairly sexist beliefs, like [[StayInTheKitchen that women should be protected from anything dangerous]] and how girls are better when they act like a ProperLady. But he has no actual problem treating women like equals, and in fact doesn't even seem to know why he believes these things at all - the implication is that he's basically good-hearted but being from the 18th Century he's never had to think about gender politics much.

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** Second Doctor companion Jamie has some fairly sexist beliefs, like [[StayInTheKitchen that women should be protected from anything dangerous]] and how girls are better when they act like a ProperLady. But he has no actual problem treating women like equals, and in fact doesn't even seem to know why he believes these things at all - -- the implication is that he's basically good-hearted but being from the 18th 18[[superscript:th]] Century he's never had to think about gender politics much.



'''The Doctor:''' Fu Peng? He must be Hokien. \\

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'''The Doctor:''' Fu Peng? He must be Hokien. \\



--->'''Adric''': That's the trouble with women. Mindless, impatient and bossy.
--->'''Tegan''': You chauvinist! I heard that!
--->'''Adric''': You were meant to.
--->'''Nyssa''': I heard it too. You mean this? (She brandishes a maths textbook.) Mindless!
--->'''Adric''': Well, yes. But you're not a woman.
--->'''Nyssa''': I'm not?
--->'''Adric''': No, you're only a girl.

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--->'''Adric''': --->'''Adric:''' That's the trouble with women. Mindless, impatient and bossy.
--->'''Tegan''':
bossy.\\
'''Tegan:'''
You chauvinist! I heard that!
--->'''Adric''':
that!\\
'''Adric:'''
You were meant to.
--->'''Nyssa''':
to.\\
'''Nyssa:'''
I heard it too. You mean this? (She ''[she brandishes a maths textbook.) Mindless!
--->'''Adric''':
textbook]'' Mindless!\\
'''Adric:'''
Well, yes. But you're not a woman.
--->'''Nyssa''':
woman.\\
'''Nyssa:'''
I'm not?
--->'''Adric''':
not?\\
'''Adric:'''
No, you're only a girl.



'''Sophia:''' (''sigh'') ...We're sharing the day.

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'''Sophia:''' (''sigh'') ...''[sigh]'' ...We're sharing the day.



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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' this behavior would be perfectly good roleplaying in many situations. For instance, in the introductory adventure on the moon it is perfectly reasonable for the player characters to react to the insect-like Selenites with something like: "Gosh I thought giant ants would be stupid, hive-minded and vicious -- but you’re just people who just happens to look really unpleasant to us."

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' ''TabletopGame/Space1889'' this behavior would be perfectly good roleplaying in many situations. For instance, in the introductory adventure on the moon it is perfectly reasonable for the player characters to react to the insect-like Selenites with something like: "Gosh I thought giant ants would be stupid, hive-minded and vicious -- but you’re just people who just happens to look really unpleasant to us."



* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil would be this, if scandinavia plus Iceland weren't the only known places in which humanity has survived. Because of this, him calling an encountered by chance piece of Chinese writing "Kung fu" has less to do with this and has more to do with China quite possibly being outright gone for the better part of a century at the time of the story. He also manages a few moments with the surviving nations to which he isn't native, such as asking a Finn if it's true that her country doesn't have any electricity and expressing similar doubts about Norway.

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil would be this, if scandinavia plus Iceland weren't the only known places in which humanity has survived. Because of this, him calling an encountered by chance piece of Chinese writing "Kung fu" has less to do with this and has more to do with China quite possibly being outright gone for the better part of a century at the time of the story. He also manages a few moments with the surviving nations to which he isn't native, such as asking a Finn if it's true that her country doesn't have any electricity and expressing similar doubts about Norway.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the team ends up in a dimension that's an AffectionateParody of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, with social mores similar to [[TheFifties the 1950's]] United States. One of the superheroes there, a white man, sincerely tells John Stewart, the African-American Green Lantern, "[[YouAreACreditToYourRace You're a credit to your people, son]]." It's clear that he genuinely means it as a compliment, and it probably is a forward thinking thing to say [[FairForItsDay by the standards of that universe]]. (John is obviously not pleased, but he's understanding enough to take it in the spirit it was intended.) In context it's possible to interpret "your people" as [[MistakenForRacist referring]] to the characters from the main {{Verse}}, not John's ethnicity, which is probably how it [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got past the radar]]. Doesn't help with the "son" part, though.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the team ends up in a dimension that's an AffectionateParody of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, with social mores similar to [[TheFifties the 1950's]] 1950s]] United States. One of the superheroes there, a white man, sincerely tells John Stewart, the African-American Green Lantern, "[[YouAreACreditToYourRace You're a credit to your people, son]]." It's clear that he genuinely means it as a compliment, and it probably is a forward thinking forward-thinking thing to say [[FairForItsDay by the standards of that universe]]. (John is obviously not pleased, but he's understanding enough to take it in the spirit it was intended.) In context it's possible to interpret "your people" as [[MistakenForRacist referring]] to the characters from the main {{Verse}}, not John's ethnicity, which is probably how it [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got past the radar]]. Doesn't help with the "son" part, though.



* An instance of FantasticRacism in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': When Trenderhoof (a unicorn writer) falls for Applejack (an Earth pony farmer), he remarks to her that that he has "such respect for the work ethic of Earth ponies." Though this is hard to call, as it's hardly inaccurate or unkind to generalize Earth Ponies as hard workers.

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* An instance of FantasticRacism in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': When Trenderhoof (a unicorn writer) falls for Applejack (an Earth earth pony farmer), he remarks to her that that he has "such respect for the work ethic of Earth earth ponies." Though this is hard to call, as it's hardly inaccurate or unkind to generalize Earth Ponies earth ponies as hard workers.
8th Jul '17 1:45:39 PM NumberFortyFour
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* Miss Morello from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' is this UpToEleven. Though seemingly well-intentioned and genuinely supportive of Chris, she constantly makes ridiculous assumptions about his family life and financial situation based on his race, and usually refuses to believe Chris when he attempts to correct her. She goes so far as guess that Chris has at least 15 half siblings and that his mother is single and on drugs. The height of this occurs when Chris attempts to apply for affirmative action at an elite school so that he can attend high school with his best friend Greg, and is initially accepted purely because of the ridiculous claims Miss Morello had made about Chris's family situation being a complete trainwreck. After this is discovered, Miss Morello is completely shocked and asks Chris why he would lie, to which he simply shakes his head in disdain. After becoming the principal of Chris's high school in season 4, she also does this to a Puerto Rican teacher who Chris convinces to break curriculum by showing movies in class as a learning tool, stating that she "doesn't know how they do it in Puerto Rico," but in [[CriticalResearchFailure America]] teachers know not to stray from curriculum.

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* Miss Morello from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' is this UpToEleven. Though seemingly well-intentioned and genuinely supportive of Chris, she constantly makes ridiculous assumptions about his family life and financial situation based on his race, and usually refuses to believe Chris when he attempts to correct her. She goes so far as guess that Chris has at least 15 half siblings and that his mother is single and on drugs. The height of this occurs when Chris attempts to apply for affirmative action at an elite school so that he can attend high school with his best friend Greg, and is initially accepted purely because of the ridiculous claims Miss Morello had made about Chris's family situation being a complete trainwreck. After this is discovered, Miss Morello is completely shocked and asks Chris why he would lie, to which he simply shakes his head in disdain. After becoming the principal of Chris's high school in season 4, she also does this to a Puerto Rican teacher who Chris convinces to break curriculum by showing movies in class as a learning tool, stating that she [[CriticalResearchFailure "doesn't know how they do it in Puerto Rico," but in [[CriticalResearchFailure America]] teachers know not to stray from curriculum.
8th Jul '17 1:44:37 PM NumberFortyFour
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* Miss Morello from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' is this UpToTheEleven. Though seemingly well-intentioned and genuinely supportive of Chris, she constantly makes ridiculous assumptions about his family life and financial situation based on his race, and usually refuses to believe Chris when he attempts to correct her. She goes so far as guess that Chris has at least 15 half siblings and that his mother is single and on drugs. The height of this occurs when Chris attempts to apply for affirmative action at an elite school so that he can attend high school with his best friend Greg, and is initially accepted purely because of the ridiculous claims Miss Morello had made about Chris's family situation being a complete trainwreck. After this is discovered, Miss Morello is completely shocked and asks Chris why he would lie, to which he simply shakes his head in disdain. After becoming the principal of Chris's high school in season 4, she also does this to a Puerto Rican teacher who Chris convinces to break curriculum by showing movies in class as a learning tool, stating that she "doesn't know how they do it in Puerto Rico," but that any teacher in the [[CriticalResearchFailure America]] teachers know not to stray from curriculum.

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* Miss Morello from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' is this UpToTheEleven.UpToEleven. Though seemingly well-intentioned and genuinely supportive of Chris, she constantly makes ridiculous assumptions about his family life and financial situation based on his race, and usually refuses to believe Chris when he attempts to correct her. She goes so far as guess that Chris has at least 15 half siblings and that his mother is single and on drugs. The height of this occurs when Chris attempts to apply for affirmative action at an elite school so that he can attend high school with his best friend Greg, and is initially accepted purely because of the ridiculous claims Miss Morello had made about Chris's family situation being a complete trainwreck. After this is discovered, Miss Morello is completely shocked and asks Chris why he would lie, to which he simply shakes his head in disdain. After becoming the principal of Chris's high school in season 4, she also does this to a Puerto Rican teacher who Chris convinces to break curriculum by showing movies in class as a learning tool, stating that she "doesn't know how they do it in Puerto Rico," but that any teacher in the [[CriticalResearchFailure America]] teachers know not to stray from curriculum.
8th Jul '17 1:42:13 PM NumberFortyFour
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* Ms Morello from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' often cites things about "Chris' people", but she is very compassionate and supportive.

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* Ms Miss Morello from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' often cites things is this UpToTheEleven. Though seemingly well-intentioned and genuinely supportive of Chris, she constantly makes ridiculous assumptions about "Chris' people", his family life and financial situation based on his race, and usually refuses to believe Chris when he attempts to correct her. She goes so far as guess that Chris has at least 15 half siblings and that his mother is single and on drugs. The height of this occurs when Chris attempts to apply for affirmative action at an elite school so that he can attend high school with his best friend Greg, and is initially accepted purely because of the ridiculous claims Miss Morello had made about Chris's family situation being a complete trainwreck. After this is discovered, Miss Morello is completely shocked and asks Chris why he would lie, to which he simply shakes his head in disdain. After becoming the principal of Chris's high school in season 4, she also does this to a Puerto Rican teacher who Chris convinces to break curriculum by showing movies in class as a learning tool, stating that she "doesn't know how they do it in Puerto Rico," but she is very compassionate and supportive.that any teacher in the [[CriticalResearchFailure America]] teachers know not to stray from curriculum.
1st Jun '17 12:15:30 PM bowserbros
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Very often TruthInTelevision. InnocentlyInsensitive is the supertrope. The character might grow into a TroubledSympatheticBigot, especially if CerebusSyndrome ensues. Other related tropes include CondescendingCompassion, PositiveDiscrimination, FairForItsDay, TheIngenue, MistakenForRacist, ObliviouslyEvil, RacistGrandma, ValuesDissonance, VirginityMakesYouStupid, [[YouKnowImBlackRight You Know I'm Black, Right?]] and YouAreACreditToYourRace. For honest error rather than honest ignorance, see NobleBigot.

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Very often TruthInTelevision.TruthInTelevision, particularly due to differing social values between cultures and even between different points in a nation's history. InnocentlyInsensitive is the supertrope. The character might grow into a TroubledSympatheticBigot, especially if CerebusSyndrome ensues. Other related tropes include CondescendingCompassion, PositiveDiscrimination, FairForItsDay, TheIngenue, MistakenForRacist, ObliviouslyEvil, RacistGrandma, ValuesDissonance, VirginityMakesYouStupid, [[YouKnowImBlackRight You Know I'm Black, Right?]] and YouAreACreditToYourRace. For honest error rather than honest ignorance, see NobleBigot.
23rd May '17 12:55:47 AM Nintendoman01
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* In the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fic ''FanFic/ContractLabor'', it's revealed that part of the reason for Motoko's [[DoesNotLikeMen misandry]] is because she received bad advice about sex from her great-aunt as a child; as a result, she sincerely believes that sex could never be pleasurable for women and it simply exists to sate men's desires and produce children.
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