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1st May '16 8:08:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted with Ginger Lopez from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' and ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''. She's latina and White. In fact she was created to replace Cheryl in rerun issues, as Cheryl was deemed too sexy and controversial, but eventually Cheryl was brought back and Ginger became her own normal character.

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* Averted with Ginger Lopez from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' and ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''. She's latina and White.white. In fact she was created to replace Cheryl in rerun issues, as Cheryl was deemed too sexy and controversial, but eventually Cheryl was brought back and Ginger became her own normal character.



* Somewhat Averted with Sam Alexander in {{ComicBook/Nova}} due to being lighter skinned than his Latino mother and having blue eyes. However, it has most likely to do with inheriting from his Caucasian father.

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* Somewhat Averted averted with Sam Alexander in {{ComicBook/Nova}} ''ComicBook/{{Nova}}'' due to being lighter skinned than his Latino mother and having blue eyes. However, it has most likely to do with inheriting from his Caucasian father.



* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Carla is worried because Turk is placing too much emphasis on her daughter's “African heritage” and very little on her Dominican heritage. This really doesn’t make much sense since the Dominican Republic's population is mostly composed of descendants of African slaves, and Carla should have a lot of African heritage herself. This could be a case of RealityIsUnrealistic however. Black Dominicans in particular have historically [[TruthInTelevision downplayed their African ancestry]], calling themselves ''trigueños'' (mestizos) or even "Indians".
** In the MusicalEpisode, Turk had a RunningGag of confusing Carla's nationality for numerous other Latino ones, including Puerto Rican, who usually have a ''much'' lighter skin tone than a Dominican.

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* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Carla is worried because Turk is placing too much emphasis on her daughter's “African heritage” and very little on her Dominican heritage. This really doesn’t make much sense since the Dominican Republic's population is mostly composed of descendants of African slaves, and Carla should have a lot of African heritage herself. This could be a case of RealityIsUnrealistic however. Black Dominicans in particular have historically [[TruthInTelevision downplayed their African ancestry]], calling themselves ''trigueños'' (mestizos) or even "Indians". \n** In the MusicalEpisode, Turk had a RunningGag of confusing Carla's nationality for numerous other Latino ones, including Puerto Rican, who usually have a ''much'' lighter skin tone than a Dominican.



* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Averted. Fair-skinned, redhead Juliette is Spanish, bonus as she is fluent in the language as well.
** Probably 1/4 Spanish, as she mentions that her grandmother was Spanish, but doesn't say anything about the rest of her family.
** For reference, the actress is 1/2 Spanish and 1/2 Scottish.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Averted. Fair-skinned, redhead Juliette is Spanish, bonus as she is fluent in the language as well.
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well. Probably 1/4 Spanish, as she mentions that her grandmother was Spanish, but doesn't say anything about the rest of her family.
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family. For reference, the actress is 1/2 Spanish and 1/2 Scottish.



** Elena plays the trope straight. She is an upcoming character meant to appear in ''Sofia The First'' before getting her own cartoon. A lot of media outlits are referring to Elena as "Disney's first latina princess", completely ignoring Sofia.

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** Elena plays the trope straight. She is an upcoming character meant to appear [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot appear]] in ''Sofia The First'' before getting her own cartoon. A lot of media outlits are referring to Elena as "Disney's first latina princess", completely ignoring Sofia.
17th Apr '16 8:39:03 PM 10-13-2
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A similar problem is treating Latinos as if they are a separate race when they actually include ''all races''. Part of the problem is ValuesDissonance: ''raza'' does mean "race" in Latin American countries, but without the connotation of color that the related word has in English. A more accurate translation might be "people" or "society." Thus, not only are Latinos all brown, but they belong to "the brown race", which does not exist in modern anthropology. This is an inherently North American concept: the "separate-but-equal" racial classification system that arose in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Canada never caught on in most Hispanic-American countries; in fact, even in the US, at least as far as the Census Bureau is concerned, "Hispanic" refers to ethnicity, not race. Ethnicity was much more often correlated to social class than to skin color, so a person with mixed ancestry but who had high social status could be considered "white" even if his/her skin tone was quite dark.

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A similar problem is treating Latinos as if they are a separate race when they actually include ''all races''. Part of the problem is ValuesDissonance: ''raza'' does mean "race" in Latin American countries, but without the connotation of color that the related word has in English. A more accurate translation might be "people" or "society." Thus, not only are Latinos all brown, but they belong to "the brown race", which does not exist in modern anthropology.anthropology [[note]] and, for that matter, when the term "brown" ''was'' in official use it did not refer to Latin Americans, but to ''Southeast Asians'' [[/note]]. This is an inherently North American concept: the "separate-but-equal" racial classification system that arose in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Canada never caught on in most Hispanic-American countries; in fact, even in the US, at least as far as the Census Bureau is concerned, "Hispanic" refers to ethnicity, not race. Ethnicity was much more often correlated to social class than to skin color, so a person with mixed ancestry but who had high social status could be considered "white" even if his/her skin tone was quite dark.
17th Apr '16 8:37:05 PM 10-13-2
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This misperception can also apply to other AmbiguouslyBrown peoples. People from India, for example, are often assumed to be of a single race, when in fact the Indian subcontinent is home to at least ''three'' races and nearly three dozen ethnicities, some of whom are little to nothing like each other. One need only compare Bobby Jindal with Nikki Haley (although, ironically, both are Punjabi); this doesn't even include people of mixed European and Indian heritage, such as "white" British-American actress Nicolette Sheridan. The people of the Middle East are also often described as "brown", but that region is home to people of various stocks, including homelands as far-flung as North Africa and East Asia.

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This misperception can also apply to other AmbiguouslyBrown peoples. People from India, for example, are often assumed to be of a single race, when in fact the Indian subcontinent is home to at least ''three'' races and nearly three dozen ethnicities, some of whom are little to nothing like each other. One need only compare Bobby Jindal with Nikki Haley (although, ironically, both are Punjabi); this doesn't even include people of mixed European and Indian heritage, such as "white" British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck (half Tamil) and "white" British-American actress Nicolette Sheridan.Sheridan (one-eighth Punjabi). The people of the Middle East are also often described as "brown", but that region is home to people of various stocks, including homelands as far-flung as North Africa and East Asia.
11th Apr '16 10:46:12 AM Naram-Sin
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** And the "Fox" surname comes from his great-grandfather Louis Fuchs, who was German. Fox's grandfather was registered with this name because he was born in Ohio.
10th Apr '16 7:04:12 AM erforce
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* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], [[CreepyChild Gaz]] and [[ReluctantMadScientist their dad]] are Mexican-American despite their incredibly pale skin, [[http://jhonenv.tumblr.com/post/127112021870/hey-jhonen-i-hope-this-isnt-too-personal-to-ask#notes according to]] [[WordOfGod Jhonen Vasquez]]. He specifically compares them to "my brother and his so-white-looking ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'' children."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], [[CreepyChild Gaz]] and [[ReluctantMadScientist their dad]] are Mexican-American despite their incredibly pale skin, [[http://jhonenv.tumblr.com/post/127112021870/hey-jhonen-i-hope-this-isnt-too-personal-to-ask#notes according to]] [[WordOfGod Jhonen Vasquez]]. He specifically compares them to "my brother and his so-white-looking ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'' ''[[Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960 Village of the Damned]]'' children."
1st Apr '16 4:06:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* Zigzagged with Franchise/CarmenSandiego. Sometimes she is a light skinned redhead, sometimes she's a darker skinned raven. Most portrayals, including ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', use the latter.

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* Zigzagged with Franchise/CarmenSandiego. Sometimes she is a light skinned redhead, sometimes she's a darker skinned raven. Most portrayals, including ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', portrayals use the latter.former.



* {{Justified}} in ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' as the human characters are related. In ''WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls'' the characters are of different races but it seems to take place in the same [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield vaguely Latin American]] country.

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* {{Justified}} in ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' as the human characters are related.related, so their StrongFamilyResemblance makes sense. In ''WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls'' the characters are of different races but it seems to take place in the same [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield vaguely Latin American]] country.


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* Carmen from ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' has dark hair, IcyBlueEyes, and black hair. In the games her skin tone and hair color are both lighter.
29th Mar '16 5:59:40 AM Hanz
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* David is a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' character introduced in season nineteen. His parents own a Mexican restaurant in town [[spoiler:and Kyle mistakes David's family as being from Mexico, when they are from Idaho.]] David and his family members have brown skin and dark hair.

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* David (pronounced "[[ItIsPronouncedTroPay Dah-veed]]") is a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' character introduced in season nineteen. His parents own a Mexican restaurant in town [[spoiler:and Kyle mistakes David's family as being from Mexico, when they are from Idaho.]] David and his family members have brown skin and dark hair.hair and speak with a Hispanic accent.



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' wear everyone is latino but there are a variety of skin tones.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' wear where everyone is latino Latino but there are a variety of skin tones.


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* Possibly averted in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' with Rick Sanchez and his daughter, who are mostly light-skinned despite having a Hispanic surname.
15th Mar '16 4:57:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* Zigzagged with Franchise/CarmenSandiego. Sometimes she is a light skinned redhead, sometimes she's a darker skinned raven. Most portrayals, including ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego,, use the latter.

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* Zigzagged with Franchise/CarmenSandiego. Sometimes she is a light skinned redhead, sometimes she's a darker skinned raven. Most portrayals, including ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego,, ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', use the latter.
15th Mar '16 4:56:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* Zigzagged with Franchise/CarmenSandiego. Sometimes she is a light skinned redhead, sometimes she's a darker skinned raven. Most portrayals, including ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego,, use the latter.


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* The Latin American Spanish dub ended up averting this trope with Sheen from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'', as they made him Japanese. Sheen is normally an aversion anyway as he isn't too different a skin-tone from the non-latino Jimmy.
13th Mar '16 7:37:00 PM GrammarNavi
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* Averted in ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' with the character "Fez", played by Wilmer Valderrama (of Colombian and Venezuelan ancestry) but who [[TheUnreveal might or might not be Latin American at all]]. Languages spoken in his [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield unnamed home country]] include Spanish, Dutch, English and an unspecified native language. In one episode he is visited by his "best friend from back home", Andrew Davis (Justin Long) who is paler, lighter haired and ''speaks with a British accent.'' Fez explains this as one being from the northern part of the country and the other from the south (without saying who). Common fan speculation is that Fez is from Guyana, Suriname, or the Dutch Antilles.

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* Averted in ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' with the character "Fez", played by Wilmer Valderrama (of Colombian and Venezuelan ancestry) but who [[TheUnreveal might or might not be Latin American at all]]. Languages spoken in his [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield unnamed home country]] include Spanish, Dutch, English and an unspecified native language. In one episode he is visited by his "best friend from back home", Andrew Davis (Justin Long) who is paler, lighter haired and ''speaks with a British accent.'' Fez explains this as one being from the northern part of the country and the other from the south (without saying who). Common fan speculation is that Fez is from Guyana, Suriname, or the Dutch Antilles.
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