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26th Mar '17 7:30:12 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Talisa recalls never questioning living in slave-dependent Volantis until a slave committed a hanging offense to save her brother.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Talisa in her backstory. She recalls never questioning living in slave-dependent Volantis until a slave committed a hanging offense to save her brother.
24th Mar '17 1:33:12 PM abscake
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So you've got a really nice character who comes from a sheltered background. They could be a ShelteredAristocrat or SpoiledSweet, or maybe they grew up in a culturally homogeneous community , like a time traveler from a [[ValuesDissonance much less global society]]. They're not used to dealing with people from other ethnic/religious/etc. groups, but that doesn't mean they have a problem with those groups. Far from it! In fact, they probably think other cultures are really exotic and cool and wouldn't it be awesome to have a BlackBestFriend? This is part of the problem.

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So you've got a really nice character who comes from a sheltered background. They could be a ShelteredAristocrat or SpoiledSweet, or maybe they grew up in a culturally homogeneous community , community, like a time traveler from a [[ValuesDissonance much less global society]]. They're not used to dealing with people from other ethnic/religious/etc. groups, but that doesn't mean they have a problem with those groups. Far from it! In fact, they probably think other cultures are really exotic and cool and wouldn't it be awesome to have a BlackBestFriend? This is part of the problem.



NobleBigot is a closely related trope. The difference is that the Noble Bigot has attitudes that are outright bigoted and probably understands perfectly well that their beliefs would be considered offensive by many people, but is a fundamentally good person otherwise. The Innocent Bigot holds absolutely no malice toward the people they offend, and sincerely has no idea that their ideas about other cultures are ignorant, insensitive or harmful. It is not quite this simple in RealLife, where the Innocent Bigot and the Noble Bigot can subtly overlap (i.e., a character ''really'' wants to be kind to people who are different and tries their best, but harbors feelings of fear or resentment deep down which occasionally manifest themselves as crude comments[[note]]In RealLife things get even more complex ''again'', in that the institutionalized prejudice of the environment where someone grows up colours their views at a subconscious level, and even if they know at an intellectual level what the ''right'' viewpoint is, they may be fighting their own background in-built responses in trying ''not'' to react to someone different in an offensive way! This is often the case for people who come from non-diversive communities and suddenly interact with people that they are unfamiliar with, or in unfamiliar ways[[/note]]).

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NobleBigot is a closely related trope. The difference is that the Noble Bigot has attitudes that are outright overtly bigoted and probably understands perfectly well that their beliefs would be considered offensive by many people, but is a fundamentally good person otherwise. The Innocent Bigot holds absolutely no malice toward the people they offend, and sincerely has no idea that their ideas about other cultures are ignorant, insensitive or and harmful. It is not quite this simple in RealLife, where the Innocent Bigot and the Noble Bigot can subtly overlap (i.e., a character ''really'' wants to be kind to people who are different and tries their best, but harbors feelings of fear or resentment deep down which occasionally manifest themselves as crude comments[[note]]In RealLife things get even more complex ''again'', in that the institutionalized prejudice of the environment where someone grows up colours their views at a subconscious level, and even if they know at an intellectual level what the ''right'' viewpoint is, they may be fighting their own background in-built responses in trying ''not'' to react to someone different in an offensive way! This is often the case for people who come from non-diversive communities and suddenly interact with people that they are unfamiliar with, or in unfamiliar ways[[/note]]).
24th Mar '17 1:24:38 PM abscake
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So you've got a really nice character who comes from a sheltered background. They could be a ShelteredAristocrat or SpoiledSweet, or maybe they just grew up in a community that happened to not be very diverse, or they could even be a time traveler from a period when [[ValuesDissonance people from different backgrounds just didn't associate with each other]]. They're not used to dealing with people from other ethnic/religious/etc. groups, but that doesn't mean they have a problem with those groups. Far from it! In fact, they probably think other cultures are really exotic and cool and wouldn't it be awesome to have a BlackBestFriend? This is part of the problem.

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So you've got a really nice character who comes from a sheltered background. They could be a ShelteredAristocrat or SpoiledSweet, or maybe they just grew up in a culturally homogeneous community that happened to not be very diverse, or they could even be , like a time traveler from a period when [[ValuesDissonance people from different backgrounds just didn't associate with each other]].much less global society]]. They're not used to dealing with people from other ethnic/religious/etc. groups, but that doesn't mean they have a problem with those groups. Far from it! In fact, they probably think other cultures are really exotic and cool and wouldn't it be awesome to have a BlackBestFriend? This is part of the problem.
7th Mar '17 7:58:14 AM creader
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* Allen in ''Allen Gregory'' has misinformed views over Hispanics, thinking one of the Hispanic students works as a janitor in the cafeteria because he sees him there all the time and proceeds to "fire" him, even though Allen is just a student himself. Allen gets this view from his father, Richard, who also has the same misguided views.

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* Allen in ''Allen Gregory'' ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' has misinformed views over Hispanics, thinking one of the Hispanic students works as a janitor in the cafeteria because he sees him there all the time and proceeds to "fire" him, even though Allen is just a student himself. Allen gets this view from his father, Richard, who also has the same misguided views.
24th Feb '17 8:50:18 AM psionycx
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Dr. Bashir, chief medical officer of ''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 ''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. Some commentators have noted that the very name of the series implies this trope by referring to a space station located near a civilized planet as ''Deep Space'' Nine, seemingly just because it is far from [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]].
18th Feb '17 5:58:51 PM rva98014
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* Played almost painfully straight in ''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.]]]]

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* Played almost painfully straight in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' with [[spoiler:leading lady [[spoiler:protagonist Judy Hopps, whose subconscious and largely unwitting bigotry towards foxes predators turns out to be a major plot point in the film's third act. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets over it.]]]]
6th Feb '17 8:37:15 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Talisa recalls never questioning living in slave-dependent Volantis until a slave committed a hanging offense to save her brother.
3rd Jan '17 11:33:20 AM Nazetrime
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* ''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 expressig similar doubts about Norway.

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* ''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 expressig expressing similar doubts about Norway.
27th Dec '16 7:09:03 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil would be this, if scandinavia plus Iceland weren't the only known places in which humanity had survived. Because of this, him calling an encountered by chance piece of Chinese writing "Kung fu" is less 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 expressig similar doubts about Norway.

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil would be this, if scandinavia plus Iceland weren't the only known places in which humanity had has survived. Because of this, him calling an encountered by chance piece of Chinese writing "Kung fu" is 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 expressig similar doubts about Norway.
25th Dec '16 9:08:19 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil would be this, if scandinavia plus Iceland weren't the only known places in which humanity had survived. Because of this, him calling an encountered by chance piece of Chinese writing "Kung fu" is less 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 expressig similar doubts about Norway.
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