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31st Oct '17 10:35:11 AM nightkiller
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* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' had a memorable in-universe example of this when Ray Caitano was named "Hispanic Officer of the Year", and gave a speech bitterly calling them out on the fact that most of the officers of captain and above in the city were in the room and the only non-white people were the waiters. (A couple of characteristically insensitive remarks from [[NobleBigotWithABadge Lieutenant Hunter]] and the fact they'd put out a bunch of Puerto Rican flags when Ray was ''Colombian''-American really didn't help.) The series in general did a pretty good job of averting the trope, however, with numerous nonwhite main characters.

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* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' had a memorable in-universe example of this when Ray Caitano was named "Hispanic Officer of the Year", and gave a speech bitterly calling them out on the fact that most of the officers of captain and above in the city were in the room and the only non-white Hispanic people were the waiters. (A couple of characteristically insensitive remarks from [[NobleBigotWithABadge Lieutenant Hunter]] and the fact they'd put out a bunch of Puerto Rican flags when Ray was ''Colombian''-American really didn't help.) The series in general did a pretty good job of averting the trope, however, with numerous nonwhite main characters.
28th Oct '17 9:50:21 AM narm00
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* Urd and Her Mother Hild from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' are examples of brown-skinned major characters, although neither is human. In a mild aversion, some characters describe Urd as Indian early on in the manga. Given that the manga largely averts the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair strange gamut of hair colours in anime]], its likely that in universe Belldandy probably looks Caucasian with a Japanese boyfriend in Keiichi.

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* Urd and Her Mother her mother Hild from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' are examples of brown-skinned major characters, although neither is human. In a mild aversion, some characters describe Urd as Indian early on in the manga. Given that the manga largely averts the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair strange gamut of hair colours in anime]], its it's likely that in universe Belldandy probably looks Caucasian with a Japanese boyfriend in Keiichi.



* ''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 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]].

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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 character are 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]].
26th Oct '17 12:20:51 PM PhantomRider
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** Something weird happened with ''Series/PowerRangersNinja Steel''. The characters are of different races, and not all of the actors are New Zealanders, but they all have roughly the same complexion.

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** Something weird happened with ''Series/PowerRangersNinja Steel''.''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel''. The characters are of different races, and not all of the actors are New Zealanders, but they all have roughly the same complexion. A last-minute actor replacement is partially responsible - Calvin was originally to be played by [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/powerrangers/images/7/74/NSt-Chantz.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160919064608 Chantz Simpson]].
6th Oct '17 2:57:37 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/TheBachelor''/''The Bachelorette'' is like this, with only white people (with the occasional light-skinned Hispanic or Asian) on the show. And there's absolutely ''no'' excuse for this, given that there are twenty-plus contestants every season. The problem, is that the bachelor, and bachelorette in question is almost always white. And unfortunately Interracial Dating is still kinda taboo in RealLife (unlike in tv/film). The bachelor, and bachelorette may also have specified the ethnicity of the contestants. A lawsuit was filed by two African-American men who claim that they auditioned for the show and were not given equal audition time solely because of their race.

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* ''Series/TheBachelor''/''The Bachelorette'' is like this, with only white people (with the occasional light-skinned Hispanic or Asian) on the show. And there's absolutely ''no'' excuse for this, given that there are twenty-plus contestants every season. The problem, is that the bachelor, and bachelorette in question is almost always white. And unfortunately Interracial Dating is still kinda taboo in RealLife (unlike in tv/film). The bachelor, and bachelorette may also have specified the ethnicity of the contestants. A lawsuit was filed by two African-American men who claim that they auditioned for the show and were not given equal audition time solely because of their race. ''The Bachelorette'' finally remedied this in 2017 with a black Bachelorette (who ended up with a white man), and they milked the publicity from that for all it was worth.
7th Sep '17 6:30:28 AM Clare
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* ''Series/BykerGrove'' has an in-universe example. In one episode, South Asian character Sita goes to audition for the chorus line of a musical which is being staged locally. She's the only non-white girl at the audition and the casting director rejects her without explaining why she is unsuitable or even giving her chance to do her audition piece, simply telling her: "Sorry, no. We can't use you." Sita is convinced she was rejected because of her ethnicity (we never find out if this is true or if there was another reason she was turned down) and, her confidence shattered, vows never to go to an audition again. However, her friends manage to cheer her up by persuading her to join a singing group they have formed.

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* ''Series/BykerGrove'' has an in-universe example. In one episode, South Asian character Sita goes to audition for the chorus line of a musical which is being staged locally. She's the only non-white girl at the audition and the casting director rejects her without explaining why she is unsuitable or even giving her chance to do her audition piece, simply telling her: "Sorry, no. We can't use you." Sita is convinced she was rejected turned down because of her ethnicity (we never find out if this is true or if there was another reason she was turned down) behind the decision) and, her confidence shattered, vows never to go to an audition again. However, her friends manage to cheer her up by persuading her to join a singing group they have formed.
7th Sep '17 6:27:55 AM Clare
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* ''Series/BykerGrove'' has an in-universe example. In one episode, South Asian character Sita goes to audition for the chorus line of a musical which is being staged locally. She's the only non-white girl at the audition and the casting director rejects her without explaining why she is unsuitable or even giving her chance to do her audition piece, simply telling her: "Sorry, no. We can't use you." Sita is convinced she was rejected because of her ethnicity (we never find out if this is true or if there was another reason she was turned down) and, her confidence shattered, vows never to go to an audition again. However, her friends manage to cheer her up by persuading her to join a singing group they have formed.
2nd Sep '17 10:04:49 PM Nicoaln
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' was originally ''meant'' to be this way, being set in rural Colorado where [[MagicalNegro Chef]] as the TokenMinority. Eventually they had a TokenMinority student ''[[LampshadeHanging named]]'' [[TheGenericGuy Token]] as well. Nowadays the town seems to be more diverse, with the City Wok guy, a Japanese restaurateur, the Asian-looking "6th Grader Leader" and several others. Minor character Kevin was identified as Asian American in one of the earlier seasons, though this is rarely brought up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' was originally ''meant'' to be this way, being set in rural Colorado where [[MagicalNegro Chef]] as the TokenMinority. Eventually they had a TokenMinority student ''[[LampshadeHanging named]]'' [[TheGenericGuy Token]] as well. Nowadays the town seems to be more diverse, with the City Wok guy, a Japanese restaurateur, the Asian-looking "6th Grader Leader" and several others. Minor character Kevin was identified as Asian American in one of the earlier seasons, though this is rarely brought up. This is actually somewhat TruthInTelevision - Colorado's population ''has'' changed over the time the show has been running.


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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' - roughly half of the extras in the group shots are Native Alaskan, with a notable shot at the end showing a Native Family receiving treatment. This is actually TruthInTelevision - Nome had a notable Inuit population at the time.
23rd Aug '17 12:38:11 AM Nulono
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* The popular British PanelGame ''Series/{{QI}}'' has a ten-year run and had about a hundred comedians appear on the show. A grand whopping ''four'' of them were comedians of colour (Meera Syal in "Aquatic Animals", Reg D. Hunter in "Fashion" and "Jungles", Shappi Khorsandi in "Journalism") and Trevor Noah in "Killers".

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* The popular British PanelGame ''Series/{{QI}}'' has a ten-year run and had about a hundred comedians appear on the show. A grand whopping ''four'' of them were comedians of colour (Meera Syal in "Aquatic Animals", Reg Reginald D. Hunter in "Fashion" and "Jungles", Shappi Khorsandi in "Journalism") "Journalism", and Trevor Noah in "Killers"."Killers").
9th Aug '17 8:31:57 AM Eagal
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* ''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...

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* ''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 Sarah Kerrigan. The terran WorkerUnit is the only African-Space!American black unit in the whole game. Of course, terrans '''are''' space hillbillies...
game (there's also Duran, but he's not human).
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.
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