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27th Apr '16 6:43:50 AM Clare
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--->'''Nyssa''': I heard it too. You mean this? (She brandishes the maths textbook which Adric suggested Tegan read to pass the time.) Mindless!

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--->'''Nyssa''': I heard it too. You mean this? (She brandishes the a maths textbook which Adric suggested Tegan read to pass the time.textbook.) Mindless!
27th Apr '16 6:40:46 AM Clare
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** Adric, a companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors, occasionally has moments like this, largely due to his limited social skills:
--->'''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 the maths textbook which Adric suggested Tegan read to pass the time.) Mindless!
--->'''Adric''': Well, yes. But you're not a woman.
--->'''Nyssa''': I'm not?
--->'''Adric''': No, you're only a girl.
9th Apr '16 6:15:07 AM TheHeadlessCabbage
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** Mrs. Cooper (Sheldon's mom) has a tendency to do this a lot. She's extremely sweet and the characters love her motherly nature, but she has a lot of stereotypically conservative Texas views instilled into her so doesn't quite understand that offering Raj an exorcism to get rid of the foreign demons that prevent him from talking to women or referring to the church she visits as "nice for a rosary rattler" aren't politically correct things to say. Leonard literally had to make her a list of politically incorrect terms she isn't allowed to say. Of course, when the guys visit her church they aren't a lot better; everyone but Leonard manages to get entirely the wrong end of the stick about praying for things.

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** Mrs. Cooper (Sheldon's mom) has a tendency to do this a lot. She's extremely sweet and the characters love her motherly nature, but she has a lot of stereotypically conservative Texas views instilled into her her, so she doesn't quite understand that offering Raj an exorcism to get rid of the foreign demons that prevent him from talking to women or referring to the Catholic church she visits as "nice for a sweet "for your rosary rattler" rattlers" aren't politically correct things to say. Leonard literally had to offer make her a list of politically incorrect terms she isn't allowed to say. say (to which she replied "that'd be mighty white of you"). Of course, when the guys visit her the church they aren't a lot better; everyone but Leonard manages to get entirely the wrong end of the stick about praying for things.
5th Apr '16 2:58:08 PM StFan
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* Handled very well on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Elliot was raised in an exclusive, white, upper-class environment and when she comes to work at Sacred Heart she inadvertently offends almost everybody because she has never been in a mixed-race, mixed class environment. [[CharacterDevelopment She gradually learns what is offensive]] and eventually becomes best friends with Carla, who originally hated Elliot's bigotry.
** And true of JD as well, in a less overt way. Him and Turk are best friends have a relationship [[HeterosexualLifePartners that goes beyond best frienditude]]. Their relationship is certainly based on deep feeling and similarities - but JD ''frequently'' references Turk's blackness, and often in what would be an offensive way coming from someone else. Turk calls him out on it when he goes too far, but more often there's humour based around the fact that Turk is OK with JD's innocent attitude to Turk's blackness. The point is that JD clearly regards Turk's race as the coolest thing, and any comments he makes are coming from a place of innocent admiration. Turk, for his part, is as innocent and immature as JD and is able to accept comments on that basis too.

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* Handled very well on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
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Elliot was raised in an exclusive, white, upper-class environment and when she comes to work at Sacred Heart she inadvertently offends almost everybody because she has never been in a mixed-race, mixed class mixed-class environment. [[CharacterDevelopment She gradually learns what is offensive]] and eventually becomes best friends with Carla, who originally hated Elliot's bigotry.
** And true True of JD J.D. as well, in a less overt way. Him and Turk are best friends and have a relationship [[HeterosexualLifePartners that goes beyond best frienditude]]. Their relationship is certainly based on deep feeling and similarities - -- but JD J.D. ''frequently'' references Turk's blackness, and often in what would be an offensive way coming from someone else. Turk calls him out on it when he goes too far, but more often there's humour based around the fact that Turk is OK with JD's J.D.'s innocent attitude to Turk's blackness. The point is that JD J.D. clearly regards Turk's race as the coolest thing, and any comments he makes are coming from a place of innocent admiration. Turk, for his part, is as innocent and immature as JD J.D. and is able to accept comments on that basis too.



--> "Who's the ''queer''?"
* In almost every season of ''Series/TheRealWorld'', there's one roommate who comes from a sheltered background and genuinely sees nothing wrong with their... less than enlightened views. They usually come around by the end. Examples that come to mind include Julie from the UsefulNotes/NewOrleans season--a Mormon girl from {{Utah}} who would still call minorities "colored", and Mike (aka Wrestling/TheMiz) from "Back to New York," who came from a {{UsefulNotes/Cleveland}} suburb known for its racial tension and would repeat the racist things his uncle would say, much to the other roommates' chagrin.

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--> "Who's -->'''Clement:''' Who's the ''queer''?"
''queer''?
* In almost every season of ''Series/TheRealWorld'', there's one roommate who comes from a sheltered background and genuinely sees nothing wrong with their... less than enlightened views. They usually come around by the end. Examples that come to mind include Julie from the UsefulNotes/NewOrleans season--a season -- a Mormon girl from {{Utah}} UsefulNotes/{{Utah}} who would still call minorities "colored", and Mike (aka (a.k.a. Wrestling/TheMiz) from "Back to New York," York", who came from a {{UsefulNotes/Cleveland}} UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} suburb known for its racial tension and would repeat the racist things his uncle would say, much to the other roommates' chagrin.



* Arthur from Series/{{Merlin}} is a notable example. His best friend is a wizard, but since he doesn't know, he agrees with his father's policy that all magic users are evil. As such, there are quite a few scenes where Arthur discusses the evils of magic with Merlin, who has been working to prove him wrong.
** Arthur seems to veer between this and a NobleBigot. He's often far more tolerant of magic than his father, but his natural inclination is to mistrust it. Similarly, he persecutes those who practice it simply because it's against the law in Camelot. Overall, it seems more that he doesn't actually ''care'' about magic, as long as it stays ''out'' of Camelot.
* In an interview on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' just after Obama's election, Larry Wilmore jokingly said that the thing he most looked forward to in the coming four years was developing a sense of "black liberal guilt." He then listed off some innocent-sounding but terribly condescending comments about how much he "admired" people of other races. When Jon took offense, Larry was pretty pleased: "Oh, good, I'm getting it right. I really have to work at this stuff. It's not a second nature to me like it is with you."
* Mrs. Cooper (Sheldon's mom) from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has a tendency to do this a lot. She's extremely sweet and the characters love her motherly nature, but she has a lot of stereotypically conservative Texas views instilled into her so doesn't quite understand that offering Raj an exorcism to get rid of the foreign demons that prevent him from talking to women or referring to the church she visits as "nice for a rosary rattler" aren't politically correct things to say. Leonard literally had to make her a list of politically incorrect terms she isn't allowed to say. Of course, when the guys visit her church they aren't a lot better; everyone but Leonard manages to get entirely the wrong end of the stick about praying for things.
** Sheldon himself can come across as this. He unintentionally sexually harassed his assistant Alex by telling her she couldn't help herself as a woman, being a slave to her body's desires. He does the same thing to the HR woman and even later gives her a DVD set of ''{{Roots}}'' (she's black) . He later gives an Asian-American (possibly) professor the complete Jackie Chan collection. After finding out that wasn't appropriate he apologizes to the former with a stereotypical black handshake.

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* Arthur from Series/{{Merlin}} Series/{{Merlin|2008}} is a notable example. His best friend is a wizard, but since he doesn't know, he agrees with his father's policy that all magic users are evil. As such, there are quite a few scenes where Arthur discusses the evils of magic with Merlin, who has been working to prove him wrong.
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wrong. Arthur seems to veer between this and a NobleBigot. He's often far more tolerant of magic than his father, but his natural inclination is to mistrust it. Similarly, he persecutes those who practice it simply because it's against the law in Camelot. Overall, it seems more that he doesn't actually ''care'' about magic, as long as it stays ''out'' of Camelot.
* In an interview on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' just after Obama's election, Larry Wilmore jokingly said that the thing he most looked forward to in the coming four years was developing a sense of "black liberal guilt." He then listed off some innocent-sounding but terribly condescending comments about how much he "admired" people of other races. When Jon took offense, Larry was pretty pleased: "Oh, good, I'm getting it right. I really have to work at this stuff. It's not a second nature to me like it is with you."
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Mrs. Cooper (Sheldon's mom) from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has a tendency to do this a lot. She's extremely sweet and the characters love her motherly nature, but she has a lot of stereotypically conservative Texas views instilled into her so doesn't quite understand that offering Raj an exorcism to get rid of the foreign demons that prevent him from talking to women or referring to the church she visits as "nice for a rosary rattler" aren't politically correct things to say. Leonard literally had to make her a list of politically incorrect terms she isn't allowed to say. Of course, when the guys visit her church they aren't a lot better; everyone but Leonard manages to get entirely the wrong end of the stick about praying for things.
** Sheldon himself can come across as this. He unintentionally sexually harassed his assistant Alex by telling her she couldn't help herself as a woman, being a slave to her body's desires. He does the same thing to the HR woman and even later gives her a DVD set of ''{{Roots}}'' ''Series/{{Roots}}'' (she's black) . He later gives an Asian-American (possibly) professor the complete Jackie Chan collection. After finding out that wasn't appropriate he apologizes to the former with a stereotypical black handshake.



* Dr. Bashir, chief medical officer of [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]], comes from the Federation and is thus pretty much free of prejudice along gender, race, or sexual orientation lines... but he still calls working on Bajor "real frontier medicine" to the face of a Bajoran patriot.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Dr. Bashir, chief medical officer of [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep ''Deep Space Nine]], Nine'', comes from the Federation and is thus pretty much free of prejudice along gender, race, or sexual orientation lines... but he still calls working on Bajor "real frontier medicine" to the face of a Bajoran patriot.



'''Jennifer''': Because I'm a woman? \\
'''Jamie''': No!... Er, well, in a way, yes. \\
'''Jennifer''': That settles it then. I'm certainly coming.

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'''Jennifer''': '''Jennifer:''' Because I'm a woman? \\
'''Jamie''': '''Jamie:''' No!... Er, well, in a way, yes. \\
'''Jennifer''': '''Jennifer:''' That settles it then. I'm certainly coming.



--->'''Brigadier''': We are going to see the new Chinese delegate, Mister Fu Peng. \\
'''The Doctor''': Fu Peng? He must be Hokien. \\
'''Brigadier''': No, no, no, Doctor, he's Chinese. Now, come along.

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--->'''Brigadier''': --->'''Brigadier:''' We are going to see the new Chinese delegate, Mister Fu Peng. \\
'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' Fu Peng? He must be Hokien. \\
'''Brigadier''': '''Brigadier:''' No, no, no, Doctor, he's Chinese. Now, come along.



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

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



* 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}}'' 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 "Gosh I thought giant ants would be stupid, hive-minded and vicious –but -- but you’re just people who just happens to look really unpleasant to us."



** Zelos's [[FantasticRacism feelings toward half-elves]] are like this. A bit of a subversion in that he isn't quite "innocent," in the traditional way, however the game shows his feelings as inevitably derived from a society that feels the same way he does. Zelos's initial dislike for half-elves is also pretty justified when you learn that [[spoiler: his mother was killed by the half-elf mistress of his father (Seles's mother)]]. So there's that. Even with the friction between him and [[spoiler:[[BrattyHalfPint Genis]],]] though he thinks that [[spoiler: Genis and Raine]] seem like nice enough people and never protests to them being in Lloyd's group, finding common ground in that the Church isn't fond of ''him'' either. Over the course of the game you can see his development--by the end he is even willing to risk his life to save a half elf named [[spoiler: Kate]] from execution by her father ([[spoiler: the Pope]]). When the group is talking to her after the rescue, he tells her "it's a good thing [she] takes after [her] mother." This culminates in a Z-Skit where he and Regal are discussing the racism against half-elves in Tethe'alla.

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** Zelos's [[FantasticRacism feelings toward half-elves]] are like this. A bit of a subversion in that he isn't quite "innocent," in the traditional way, however the game shows his feelings as inevitably derived from a society that feels the same way he does. Zelos's initial dislike for half-elves is also pretty justified when you learn that [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his mother was killed by the half-elf mistress of his father (Seles's mother)]]. So there's that. Even with the friction between him and [[spoiler:[[BrattyHalfPint Genis]],]] though he thinks that [[spoiler: Genis [[spoiler:Genis and Raine]] seem like nice enough people and never protests to them being in Lloyd's group, finding common ground in that the Church isn't fond of ''him'' either. Over the course of the game you can see his development--by development -- by the end he is even willing to risk his life to save a half elf named [[spoiler: Kate]] [[spoiler:Kate]] from execution by her father ([[spoiler: the Pope]]). When the group is talking to her after the rescue, he tells her "it's a good thing [she] takes after [her] mother." This culminates in a Z-Skit where he and Regal are discussing the racism against half-elves in Tethe'alla.



* Part of Donnie's CharacterDevelopment in ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' is realizing that dubbing over Tacoma's character's voices is racist and having Rebecca's MichaelBay character just be a "slut" is sexist, and by the forth episode he's giving them better roles.

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* Part of Donnie's CharacterDevelopment in ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' is realizing that dubbing over Tacoma's character's voices is racist and having Rebecca's MichaelBay Creator/MichaelBay character just be a "slut" is sexist, and by the forth episode he's giving them better roles.



* Peridot from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" is one of these towards the other Gems, resulting from the way she was raised.

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* Peridot from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is one of these towards the other Gems, resulting from the way she was raised.



* Princess Clara of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' was this, although the "innocent" part started to dissolve as the series went on. In the first episode, she mistakes Foxxy for a servant and her attempts to apologize only end up [[DiggingYourselfDeeper ending up in her saying more racist things]]. Finally, she says that her father, who is "so wise," told her to cut holes in can rings to prevent them from getting lodged in people's blowholes, causing Foxxy to realize that she got her beliefs from her father.

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* Princess Clara of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' was is this, although the "innocent" part started to dissolve as the series went on. In the first episode, she mistakes Foxxy for a servant and her attempts to apologize only end up [[DiggingYourselfDeeper ending up in her saying more racist things]]. Finally, she says that her father, who is "so wise," told her to cut holes in can rings to prevent them from getting lodged in people's blowholes, causing Foxxy to realize that she got her beliefs from her father.



21st Mar '16 5:49:27 PM desertman
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* Played almost painfully straight in {{Zootopia}} with [[spoiler:leading lady Judy Hopps, whose subconscious and largely unwitting bigotry towards foxes turns out to be a major plot point in the film's third act. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets over it.]]]]

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* Played almost painfully straight in {{Zootopia}} Disney/{{Zootopia}} with [[spoiler:leading lady Judy Hopps, whose subconscious and largely unwitting bigotry towards foxes turns out to be a major plot point in the film's third act. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets over it.]]]]
21st Mar '16 9:45:43 AM HK87
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* Played almost painfully straight in {{Zootopia}} with [[spoiler:leading lady Judy Hopps, whose subconscious and largely unwitting bigotry towards foxes turns out to be a major plot point in the film's third act. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets over it.]]]]
29th Jan '16 10:07:53 AM sazley
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* Peridot from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" is one of these towards the other Gems, resulting from the way she was raised.
30th Nov '15 1:33:16 PM Hailfire25
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22nd Nov '15 11:13:22 AM nombretomado
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* SachaBaronCohen's character [[Series/DaAliGShow Borat]] is very much this with his antisemitism. He comes across more pitiable than malicious when, for example, he faces a sweet elderly Jewish couple and acts like they are a pair of rabid dogs which might attack him any moment.

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* SachaBaronCohen's Creator/SachaBaronCohen's character [[Series/DaAliGShow Borat]] is very much this with his antisemitism. He comes across more pitiable than malicious when, for example, he faces a sweet elderly Jewish couple and acts like they are a pair of rabid dogs which might attack him any moment.
23rd Oct '15 12:29:28 PM AdelePotter
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* Morello from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' asks Sophia, a trans woman, if she and her wife "share" Mother's Day. Okay, relatively innocent question. But she refers to Sophia as a "lady-man" while she's asking it. Sophia, understandably irritated, asks, "You really want to be calling me a lady-man when I got a fist full of your hair in my hand?"
-->'''Morello:''' I just thought it sounded nice. I don't know these things. That's why I'm asking questions.\\
'''Sophia:''' ''(sigh)'' ...We're sharing the day.



* 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}}'' 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 –but you’re just people who just happens to look really unpleasant to us.”
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