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25th Sep '16 4:14:51 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The WWF women wrestlers, or "[[InsistentTerminology Divas]]" as they would come to be known as, were a bit like this when they first started out - management favouring Caucasian blondes. The Jumping Bomb Angels had the women's tag titles in the late 1980s but it wouldn't be till the mid 1990s that other Japanese wrestlers came in. To be fair, there were quite a few[[note]]Tomoko Watanabe, Wrestling/LionessAsuka, Kyoko Inoue, Chaparrita ASARI, Sakie Hasegawa, Wrestling/AjaKong-it's said Wrestling/VinceMcMahon has a tendency to over correct but they were all good wrestlers so no one really cared this time[[/note]] but besides Bull Nakano they were gone [[ShooOutTheNewGuy almost as soon as they got there]] and then the entire women's division was scrapped. Upon it's "revival", {{Wrestling/Jacqueline}} was the only minority Diva for years (and the first African-American to become Women's Champion). The Diva Searches were a similar case, featuring mostly white girls (although the winners of the last two Diva Searches were minorities - Wrestling/{{Layla}} El (Spanish-Moroccan) and Wrestling/EveTorres.) From there WWE went through periods where the majority of the wrestlers were of noticeable African ancestry and where the majority were latina. In the latter case, [[LatinoIsBrown many were still white Latinas though]] and WWE employed four Asian women since 2003 - Wrestling/GailKim (Korean), Hiroko (Japanese), Lena Yada (Japanese) and Savannah (Chinese), none whom were ever on the main roster together, compared to the brief surge of the 90s.

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* The WWF women wrestlers, or "[[InsistentTerminology Divas]]" as they would come to be known as, were a bit like this when they first started out - management favouring Caucasian blondes. The Jumping Bomb Angels had the women's tag titles in the late 1980s but it wouldn't be till the mid 1990s that other Japanese wrestlers came in. To be fair, there were quite a few[[note]]Tomoko Watanabe, Wrestling/LionessAsuka, Kyoko Inoue, Chaparrita ASARI, Sakie Hasegawa, Wrestling/AjaKong-it's said Wrestling/VinceMcMahon has a tendency to over correct but they were all good wrestlers so no one really cared this time[[/note]] but besides Bull Nakano Wrestling/BullNakano they were gone [[ShooOutTheNewGuy almost as soon as they got there]] and then the entire women's division was scrapped. Upon it's "revival", {{Wrestling/Jacqueline}} was the only minority Diva for years (and the first African-American to become Women's Champion). The Diva Searches were a similar case, featuring mostly white girls (although the winners of the last two Diva Searches were minorities - Wrestling/{{Layla}} El (Spanish-Moroccan) and Wrestling/EveTorres.) From there WWE went through periods where the majority of the wrestlers were of noticeable African ancestry and where the majority were latina. In the latter case, [[LatinoIsBrown many were still white Latinas though]] and WWE employed four Asian women since 2003 - Wrestling/GailKim (Korean), Hiroko (Japanese), Lena Yada (Japanese) and Savannah (Chinese), none whom were ever on the main roster together, compared to the brief surge of the 90s.
23rd Sep '16 6:55:16 AM CrazyLegs2
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* ''Series/HomeImprovement,'' ostensibly takes place in Detroit. There were very few black characters than should be realistically expected, though this is presumable a wealthy, white-bread suburb. Detroit was a mixed-race city until about the 1970s, at which point "white flight" kicked in with a vengeance (mostly in response to race riots).

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* ''Series/HomeImprovement,'' ostensibly takes place in Detroit. There were very few black characters than should be realistically expected, though this is presumable a wealthy, white-bread suburb. Detroit was a mixed-race city until about the 1970s, at which point "white flight" kicked in with a vengeance (mostly in response to race riots). Today, it's one of the blackest cities in U.S., with 82% of the population being black at the 2010 census.
20th Sep '16 6:31:03 PM Jsketchy
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''Series/OneTreeHill'' is somewhat seen as this. Although from the beginning, they have had Black male characters and even had one in the opening credits by season four, there were no ''female'' Black characters unless they were only in the background with little to no lines. There was an episode where Lucas ran into an old friend of his who was a Black female, BUT viewers never heard of her prior to the episode and they only reunited outside of Tree Hill.

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''Series/OneTreeHill'' *''Series/OneTreeHill'' is somewhat seen as this. Although from the beginning, they have had Black male characters and even had one in the opening credits by season four, there were no ''female'' Black characters unless they were only in the background with little to no lines. There was an episode where Lucas ran into an old friend of his who was a Black female, BUT viewers never heard of her prior to the episode and they only reunited outside of Tree Hill.
14th Sep '16 9:06:51 AM tyrekecorrea
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* ''Series/OneTreeHill'' is somewhat seen as this. Although from the beginning, they have had Black male characters and even had one in the opening credits by season four, there were no ''female'' Black characters unless they were only in the background with little to no lines. There was an episode where Lucas ran into an old friend of his who was a Black female, BUT viewers never heard of her prior to the episode and they only reunited outside of Tree Hill.

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* ** Something weird happened with ''Ninja Steel''. The characters are of different races, and not all of the actors are New Zealanders, but they all have roughly the same complexion.
''Series/OneTreeHill'' is somewhat seen as this. Although from the beginning, they have had Black male characters and even had one in the opening credits by season four, there were no ''female'' Black characters unless they were only in the background with little to no lines. There was an episode where Lucas ran into an old friend of his who was a Black female, BUT viewers never heard of her prior to the episode and they only reunited outside of Tree Hill.
9th Sep '16 10:26:24 AM hunenmensch
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Sometimes you'll get a TokenMinority or TokenWhite appearing in a walk-on role in the show; if he's a black man on a white show, then he's probably there for a VerySpecialEpisode about racism, while if he's a white guy on a primarily non-white show, then he's probably there because the writers were in need of AcceptableTargets.

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Sometimes you'll get a TokenMinority or TokenWhite appearing in a walk-on role in the show; if he's a black man on a white show, then he's probably there for a VerySpecialEpisode about racism, while if he's a white guy on a primarily non-white show, then he's probably there because the writers were in need of AcceptableTargets.
racism.
26th Jul '16 10:49:08 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/{{Earthsea}}'', the Sci-Fi Channel adaptation of Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/EarthseaTrilogy, was an {{egregious}} mix of Monochrome Casting and TheyJustDidntCare. Le Guin intentionally created a fantasy world where a variety of dark-skinned people make up the majority of the populace (she even makes a point of distinguishing between the different shades of brown), with the only white people being barbarians... and the movie starred a bunch of white people and a MagicalNegro. Le Guin has some [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Index-EarthseaMiniseries.html choice things]] to say about the production.

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* ''Series/{{Earthsea}}'', the Sci-Fi Channel adaptation of Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/EarthseaTrilogy, Literature/{{Earthsea}} novels, was an {{egregious}} mix of Monochrome Casting and TheyJustDidntCare. Le Guin intentionally created a fantasy world where a variety of dark-skinned people make up the majority of the populace (she even makes a point of distinguishing between the different shades of brown), with the only white people being barbarians... and the movie starred a bunch of white people and a MagicalNegro. Le Guin has some [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Index-EarthseaMiniseries.html choice things]] to say about the production.
3rd Jun '16 12:00:03 AM Juicehead_Baby
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* ''Film/Whiplash'', has no (named) black characters despite being a movie about jazz. This is probably an artistic choice, as the characters having no cultural connection to the music further drives home the pointlessness of the suffering they put themselves and others through to get good at it.

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* ''Film/Whiplash'', ''{{Film/Whiplash}}'', has no (named) black characters despite being a movie about jazz. This is probably an artistic choice, as the characters having no cultural connection to the music further drives home the pointlessness of the suffering they put themselves and others through to get good at it.
2nd Jun '16 11:59:38 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* ''Film/Whiplash'', has no (named) black characters despite being a movie about jazz. This is probably an artistic choice, as the characters having no cultural connection to the music further drives home the pointlessness of the suffering they put themselves and others through to get good at it.
7th May '16 12:31:47 PM BenOfHouston
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%%* Franchise/{{Starcraft}} does have some minority characters. 3 to be precise, and all of them are killed on-screen by a nubile Caucasian psychic (one of these is avoidable given player decisions).

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%%* * Franchise/{{Starcraft}} does have some minority characters. 3 to be precise, and all of them are killed on-screen by a nubile Caucasian psychic (one of these is avoidable given player decisions).decisions).
5th May '16 9:04:48 PM Terran117
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** Averted with certain space marine chapters which while still invoking this trope, do so for non white ethnic groups. The Raven Guard are all Native Americans, the Crimson Fists are Latino, the White Scars are Mongolian, and the Thousand Sons are Persian/Egyptian etc.
*** Ditto with some Imperial Guard regiments. The Tallarn desert raiders are Middle Eastern and the Attilan Rough Riders are Asian influenced.
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