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17th Jul '17 6:53:16 PM MBG
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** Ferro Lad was supposed to be Black under his armor, but you couldn't tell. When writer Creator/JimShooter wasn't allowed to reveal this, he gave the character a HeroicSacrifice.

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** Ferro Lad was supposed to be Black under his armor, but you couldn't tell. When writer Creator/JimShooter wasn't allowed to reveal this, he gave the character a HeroicSacrifice. Shadow Lass is also rumored to have been intended as black; she ended up being blue instead.
21st Jun '17 9:40:22 AM bobwolf
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* ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** A frequent complaint, even from many fans of the MCU, is the abundance of [[WhiteMaleLead White Male Leads]]. Marvel released 17 films before they had one with a non-white or female lead.
** The first ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' team, despite being gathered by [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Nick Fury]] to save the entire world, is all white. The closest thing to a non-white superhero was Hulk turning green. With Warmachine and The Falcon joining at the end of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', along with other members leaving, the team is noticeably more diverse in the group shot at the end of the film.
16th May '17 11:48:39 AM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''{{Film/Scream}}'' has no non-white characters in the entire film, but this was sort of addressed in [[Film/Scream2 the sequel]], with Creator/JadaPinkettSmith and Omar Epps' characters as [[spoiler:the opening victims]], and Pinkett's character discussing how horror films typically ignore African American points of view. The film also features Hallie, Sydney's BlackBestFriend, [[spoiler:who also bites it]], and Joel, Gale's new camera assistant, [[spoiler:who lives]]. ''Film/Scream3'''s only black character was Tyson, while ''Film/Scream4'' goes back to an exclusively white cast.
14th May '17 10:15:17 AM nombretomado
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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). Even better: the terran WorkerUnit is the only African-Space!American in the whole game. Of course, terrans '''are''' space hillbillies...

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* Franchise/{{Starcraft}} ''VideoGame/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). Even better: the terran WorkerUnit is the only African-Space!American in the whole game. Of course, terrans '''are''' space hillbillies...
6th May '17 3:00:22 PM dvorak
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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). Even better: the terran WorkerUnit is the only African-Space!American in the whole game. Of course, terrans '''are''' space hillbillies...
10th Apr '17 5:08:59 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' is somewhat disappointing since the show is about gay life in Pittsburgh, which has a healthy minority population, yet one has to keep one's eye's peeled to even see non-white ''extras.'' Justin does have a [[BlackBestFriend black friend]], but she's [[ButNotTooBlack so light skinned that you wouldn't notice]] until she mentions it herself.

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* The US version of ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' is somewhat disappointing since the show is about gay life in Pittsburgh, UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, which has a healthy minority black population, yet one has to keep one's eye's peeled to even see non-white ''extras.'' Justin does have a [[BlackBestFriend black friend]], but she's [[ButNotTooBlack so light skinned that you wouldn't notice]] until she mentions it herself.
8th Apr '17 10:39:09 AM nombretomado
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* You could reasonably argue that ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' is a justified example, being set in a fairly wealthy part of rural England with lots of old money and old-fashioned views around; a black person in that sort of place is lucky if the worst they have to put up with is rude stares, even in these supposedly enlightened times. But when the co-showrunner stated with astonishing bluntness in an interview with the ''RadioTimes'' that he thought that it was a success because it was a "bastion of Englishness", and that to maintain that he would never cast a non-white actor in it, public opinion considered ''that'' to be crossing the line. The co-showrunner in question was fired and a black character was eventually added to the line-up.

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* You could reasonably argue that ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' is a justified example, being set in a fairly wealthy part of rural England with lots of old money and old-fashioned views around; a black person in that sort of place is lucky if the worst they have to put up with is rude stares, even in these supposedly enlightened times. But when the co-showrunner stated with astonishing bluntness in an interview with the ''RadioTimes'' ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' that he thought that it was a success because it was a "bastion of Englishness", and that to maintain that he would never cast a non-white actor in it, public opinion considered ''that'' to be crossing the line. The co-showrunner in question was fired and a black character was eventually added to the line-up.
5th Apr '17 7:05:32 PM karstovich2
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* ''Series/EastEnders'' - Sweet Baby Jesus. The show takes place in one of the most ethnically diverse parts of one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and somehow manages to be 90 percent white. Worse yet, this is a fairly recent development. When the show started in 1985, the area's demographics were roughly the same and you could count the non-white actors on one hand. It's like the producers hadn't visited the area since the fifties.

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* ''Series/EastEnders'' - Sweet Baby Jesus. The show takes place in one of the most ethnically diverse parts of one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and somehow manages to be 90 percent white. Worse yet, this is a fairly recent development. When the show started in 1985, the area's demographics were roughly the same and you could count the non-white actors on one hand. It's like the producers hadn't visited the area since the fifties.Fifties. (Heck, ''Series/CallTheMidwife'', which actually ''is'' set in the Fifties in the same part of London, might have had more minority guest appearances on average.)
25th Mar '17 1:48:25 AM UltimateLazer
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* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' is very diverse, especially for a {{mecha}} anime that takes place in Japan ''and'' draws upon traditional Japanese culture. Featured among the Japanese characters include two French people, a Brit, an American, a Chinese, an Italian, a German, a Polish, two BridgeBunnies consisting of a Latina and a European, and one character who is [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese/half-Spanish]].

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* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' is very diverse, especially for a {{mecha}} anime that takes place in Japan ''and'' draws upon traditional Japanese culture. Featured among the Japanese characters include two French people, a French, a Brit, an American, a Chinese, an Italian, a German, a Polish, two BridgeBunnies consisting of a Latina and a European, and one character who is [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese/half-Spanish]].
25th Mar '17 1:19:37 AM UltimateLazer
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* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' is very diverse, especially for a {{mecha}} anime that takes place in Japan ''and'' draws upon traditional Japanese culture. Featured among the Japanese characters include two French people, a Brit, an American, a Chinese, an Italian, a German, two BridgeBunnies consisting of a Latina and a European, and one character who is [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese/half-Spanish]].

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* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' is very diverse, especially for a {{mecha}} anime that takes place in Japan ''and'' draws upon traditional Japanese culture. Featured among the Japanese characters include two French people, a Brit, an American, a Chinese, an Italian, a German, a Polish, two BridgeBunnies consisting of a Latina and a European, and one character who is [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese/half-Spanish]].
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