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25th Apr '16 12:38:51 PM comicwriter
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->'''Brian K. Vaughan''': This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.

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->'''Brian -->'''Brian K. Vaughan''': This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.
25th Apr '16 12:38:09 PM comicwriter
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* ''Comicbook/{{Saga}}'', which starts two aliens who were (per WordOfGod) designed to look non-white. Creator/BrianKVaughan even said he thought the two leads being people of color might hurt sales; thankfully, he was wrong.
->'''Brian K. Vaughan''': This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.
21st Apr '16 8:48:02 AM comicwriter
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* Justin Lin had a hard time raising money for his first movie, ''Film/BetterLuckTomorrow'', because very few people wanted to fund a movie with an entirely Asian-American cast. One potential investor said he'd donate a million dollars to the budget if Lin would agree to cast Creator/Macaulay Culkin as the lead...[[RaceLift despite the fact that the movie was based on a true story about an Asian-American teen]].

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* Justin Lin had a hard time raising money for his first movie, ''Film/BetterLuckTomorrow'', because very few people wanted to fund a movie with an entirely Asian-American cast. One potential investor said he'd donate a million dollars to the budget if Lin would agree to cast Creator/Macaulay Macaulay Culkin as the lead...[[RaceLift despite the fact that the movie was based on a true story about an Asian-American teen]].
11th Apr '16 9:08:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''ComicBook/{{Witch}}'' has a majority minority cast (two biracial girls, one Chinese-American girl, one lightskinned ambiguously latina girl, and one white girl) but that's never hurt its popularity. It's one of the more popular female-aimed comics (and [[WesternAnimation/{{Witch}} cartoons) of the 2000s.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Witch}}'' has a majority minority cast (two biracial girls, one Chinese-American girl, one lightskinned ambiguously latina girl, and one white girl) but that's never hurt its popularity. It's one of the more popular female-aimed comics (and [[WesternAnimation/{{Witch}} cartoons) cartoons]]) of the 2000s.
11th Apr '16 9:04:35 AM Pichu-kun
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* Jokingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Series/TheRealHusbandsOfHollywood''. J.B. Smoove eventually leaves the show to join the cast of ''Series/TheMillers'', and brags about how much more he's getting paid now that he's on a "white show" rather than a Creator/{{BET}} production. He's also seen wearing a shirt that reads "White people love me."

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* ''Series/TheRealHusbandsOfHollywood'':
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Jokingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Series/TheRealHusbandsOfHollywood''.{{lampshade|Hanging}}d. J.B. Smoove eventually leaves the show to join the cast of ''Series/TheMillers'', and brags about how much more he's getting paid now that he's on a "white show" rather than a Creator/{{BET}} production. He's also seen wearing a shirt that reads "White people love me."




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* ''ComicBook/{{Witch}}'' has a majority minority cast (two biracial girls, one Chinese-American girl, one lightskinned ambiguously latina girl, and one white girl) but that's never hurt its popularity. It's one of the more popular female-aimed comics (and [[WesternAnimation/{{Witch}} cartoons) of the 2000s.
17th Mar '16 8:05:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' made back its budget many times over and earned excellent reviews, despite having a black lead and a mostly black cast.
7th Mar '16 8:53:44 PM sayaleviathan
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* Netflix's ''Series/{{Narcos}}'' has the similar vibe as ''Series/BreakingBad'' except it's based on the RealLife notorious Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. As expected, majority of the cast are Hispanics and it got renewed for a second season and earn several Golden Globe nominations.
3rd Mar '16 1:12:21 AM ShadowoftheSun
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** It is worth noting, however, that the season of ''Series/TheWire'' that had the highest ratings was the one in which the majority of characters were white.
25th Feb '16 2:45:46 PM comicwriter
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* Justin Lin had a hard time raising money for his first movie, ''Film/BetterLuckyTomorrow'', because very few people wanted to fund a movie with an entirely Asian-American cast. One potential investor said he'd donate a million dollars to the budget if Lin would agree to cast Creator/MacaulyCulkin as the lead...[[RaceLift despite the fact that the movie was based on a true story about an Asian-American teen]].

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* Justin Lin had a hard time raising money for his first movie, ''Film/BetterLuckyTomorrow'', ''Film/BetterLuckTomorrow'', because very few people wanted to fund a movie with an entirely Asian-American cast. One potential investor said he'd donate a million dollars to the budget if Lin would agree to cast Creator/MacaulyCulkin Creator/Macaulay Culkin as the lead...[[RaceLift despite the fact that the movie was based on a true story about an Asian-American teen]].



* ''ComicBook/{{Static}}'' from the Milestone comic line. He was easily the company's most successful character before being integrated into DC. Though he is largely unused by Creator/DCComics, he still has a large fan following due to his humor, charisma, and relatability. His animated series, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', was also a large hit at the time.

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* * ''ComicBook/{{Static}}'' from the Milestone comic line. He was easily the company's most successful character before being integrated into DC. Though he is largely unused by Creator/DCComics, he still has a large fan following due to his humor, charisma, and relatability. His animated series, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', was also a large hit at the time.



* ''Series/ChappellesShow'':
** The series, with its black ''auteur'' writer, largely black cast, and focus on racial issues, was a massive ratings and critical success. Unfortunately, TropesAreNotGood, and Chappelle felt deeply ambivalent about his success with white audiences, worried that too many of them were [[MisaimedFandom laughing at him and not with him]] and that he'd descended into ModernMinstrelsy.
** In-universe, Dave jokes that Wayne Brady, the black lead of the American ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' among other shows, is so popular with white audiences because he's non-threatening, making "Bryant Gumbel look like UsefulNotes/MalcolmX." Wayne takes Dave on a terrifying night on the town showing him [[PlayingAgainstType just how threatening he can be]].

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* * ''Series/ChappellesShow'':
** ** The series, with its black ''auteur'' writer, largely black cast, and focus on racial issues, was a massive ratings and critical success. Unfortunately, TropesAreNotGood, and Chappelle felt deeply ambivalent about his success with white audiences, worried that too many of them were [[MisaimedFandom laughing at him and not with him]] and that he'd descended into ModernMinstrelsy.
** ** In-universe, Dave jokes that Wayne Brady, the black lead of the American ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' among other shows, is so popular with white audiences because he's non-threatening, making "Bryant Gumbel look like UsefulNotes/MalcolmX." Wayne takes Dave on a terrifying night on the town showing him [[PlayingAgainstType just how threatening he can be]].
25th Feb '16 2:44:13 PM comicwriter
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* Justin Lin had a hard time raising money for his first movie, ''Film/BetterLuckyTomorrow'', because very few people wanted to fund a movie with an entirely Asian-American cast. One potential investor said he'd donate a million dollars to the budget if Lin would agree to cast Creator/MacaulyCulkin as the lead...[[RaceLift despite the fact that the movie was based on a true story about an Asian-American teen]].
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