History Main / NoEqualOpportunityTimeTravel

23rd Jan '16 6:39:48 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{XMen}}'', a few alternate-universe versions of the X-Men travel back to the 50s to save the younger Professor Xavier from a time-traveling assassin. They all talk at a cafe, and the owner gets pissy about the fact that {{Storm}} and {{Wolverine}} (an African and a Caucasian, respectively) are a couple. Naturally, this makes Wolverine completely flip out.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{XMen}}'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', a few alternate-universe versions of the X-Men travel back to the 50s to save the younger Professor Xavier from a time-traveling assassin. They all talk at a cafe, and the owner gets pissy about the fact that {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} and {{Wolverine}} (an African and a Caucasian, respectively) are a couple. Naturally, this makes Wolverine completely flip out.
22nd Dec '15 4:53:27 PM MAI742
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Imagine being a black man and traveling to a place and time when all blacks were second-class citizens (e.g. 1950) or slaves (e.g. 1860) and had to carry papers to prove otherwise, or where they were likely to be lynched for using the wrong public toilet or being in the wrong neighbourhood. Similar issues exist for other peoples too -- a non-Chinese of ''any'' sort found in China during the Boxer Rebellion would be beaten to death in short order. Likewise traveling to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] (or any Nazi-occupied area, for that matter) and loudly proclaiming Socialist sympathies or your Jewish ancestry is an ''excellent'' way to commit suicide. [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Possibly by dying of typhus you caught from being malnourished and overworked when producing German Army trousers for Hugo Boss]]. If they go to these dangerous time periods anyway, expect repercussions. Women in many eras and places will have similar issues, although to a lesser degree -- the culture shock of a less modern and/or liberal society may be a plot point.
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Imagine being a black man and traveling to a place and time when all blacks were second-class citizens (e.g. 1950) or slaves (e.g. 1860) and had to carry papers to prove otherwise, or where they were likely to be lynched for using the wrong public toilet or being in the wrong neighbourhood. Similar issues exist for other peoples too -- a non-Chinese of ''any'' sort found in China during the Boxer Rebellion would be beaten to death in short order. Likewise traveling to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] (or any Nazi-occupied area, for that matter) and loudly proclaiming Socialist sympathies or your Jewish ancestry is an ''excellent'' way to commit suicide. suicide [[note]] [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Possibly Probably by dying of typhus you caught from being malnourished and overworked when producing German Army trousers for Hugo Boss]].Boss]] [[/note]]. If they go to these dangerous time periods anyway, expect repercussions. Women in many eras and places will have similar issues, although to a lesser degree -- the culture shock of a less modern and/or liberal society may be a plot point.
22nd Dec '15 4:52:23 PM MAI742
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Imagine being a black man and traveling to a place and time when all blacks were second-class citizens (e.g. 1950) or slaves (e.g. 1860) and had to carry papers to prove otherwise, or where they were likely to be lynched for using the wrong public toilet or being in the wrong neighbourhood. Similar issues exist for other peoples too -- a non-Chinese of ''any'' sort found in China during the Boxer Rebellion would be beaten to death in short order. Likewise traveling to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] (or any Nazi-occupied area, for that matter) and loudly proclaiming Communist ideals or your Jewish ancestry is an ''excellent'' way to commit suicide. [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Possibly by being worked to death producing German Army trousers for Hugo Boss]]. If they go to these dangerous time periods anyway, expect repercussions. Women in many eras and places will have similar issues, although to a lesser degree -- the culture shock of a less modern and/or liberal society may be a plot point.
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Imagine being a black man and traveling to a place and time when all blacks were second-class citizens (e.g. 1950) or slaves (e.g. 1860) and had to carry papers to prove otherwise, or where they were likely to be lynched for using the wrong public toilet or being in the wrong neighbourhood. Similar issues exist for other peoples too -- a non-Chinese of ''any'' sort found in China during the Boxer Rebellion would be beaten to death in short order. Likewise traveling to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] (or any Nazi-occupied area, for that matter) and loudly proclaiming Communist ideals Socialist sympathies or your Jewish ancestry is an ''excellent'' way to commit suicide. [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Possibly by dying of typhus you caught from being worked to death malnourished and overworked when producing German Army trousers for Hugo Boss]]. If they go to these dangerous time periods anyway, expect repercussions. Women in many eras and places will have similar issues, although to a lesser degree -- the culture shock of a less modern and/or liberal society may be a plot point.
21st Dec '15 4:53:57 PM JulietF2
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Modern European society is legally and officially an egalitarian environment for all ethnicities; most fiction writers suggest that the sci-fi future will be even more so. But if time travel ever becomes an institution in the future, some parts of the past may not be safe for all people to travel to. In particular, the use of Africans as slaves on plantations in The Americas and Arabia in the period c.1600-1870 and the establishment of European protectorates (puppet-governments) over the entire continent of Africa from the 1870s 'til the 1980s lead to Africans being thought of as intrinsically inferior to non-African peoples - [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra the last regime to espouse the inferiority of African peoples was only toppled in 1990]]. It's safe to say that this period of history casts a long shadow over present-day Africa and the African diaspora in The Americas in particular.
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Modern European society is legally and officially an egalitarian environment for all ethnicities; most fiction writers suggest that the sci-fi future will be even more so. But if time travel ever becomes an institution in the future, some parts of the past may not be safe for all people to travel to. In particular, the use of Africans as slaves on plantations in The Americas and Arabia in the period c.1600-1870 and the establishment of European protectorates (puppet-governments) over the entire continent of Africa from the 1870s 'til the 1980s lead led to Africans being thought of as intrinsically inferior to non-African peoples - [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra the last regime to espouse the inferiority of African peoples was only toppled in 1990]]. It's safe to say that this period of history casts a long shadow over present-day Africa and the African diaspora in The Americas in particular.
21st Dec '15 7:19:47 AM MAI742
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Imagine being a black man and traveling to a place and time when all blacks were second-class citizens (e.g. 1950) or slaves (e.g. 1860) and had to carry papers to prove otherwise, or where they were likely to be lynched for using the wrong public toilet or being in the wrong neighbourhood. Similar issues exist for other peoples too -- a non-Chinese of ''any'' sort found in China during the Boxer Rebellion would be beaten to death in short order. Likewise, being a Semite, Roma, Slav, or homosexual and traveling to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] (or any Nazi-occupied area, for that matter) is a ''really'' bad idea, unless you want to experience a very, ''very'' nasty death. If they go to these dangerous time periods anyway, expect repercussions. Women in many eras and places will have similar issues, although to a lesser degree -- the culture shock of a less modern and/or liberal society may be a plot point.
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Imagine being a black man and traveling to a place and time when all blacks were second-class citizens (e.g. 1950) or slaves (e.g. 1860) and had to carry papers to prove otherwise, or where they were likely to be lynched for using the wrong public toilet or being in the wrong neighbourhood. Similar issues exist for other peoples too -- a non-Chinese of ''any'' sort found in China during the Boxer Rebellion would be beaten to death in short order. Likewise, being a Semite, Roma, Slav, or homosexual and Likewise traveling to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] (or any Nazi-occupied area, for that matter) and loudly proclaiming Communist ideals or your Jewish ancestry is a ''really'' bad idea, unless you want an ''excellent'' way to experience a very, ''very'' nasty death.commit suicide. [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Possibly by being worked to death producing German Army trousers for Hugo Boss]]. If they go to these dangerous time periods anyway, expect repercussions. Women in many eras and places will have similar issues, although to a lesser degree -- the culture shock of a less modern and/or liberal society may be a plot point.
28th Nov '15 1:59:35 PM nombretomado
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* An third season episode of ''{{seaQuest DSV}}'', the titular sub ends up in the 60s during the CubanMissileCrisis. [[NumberTwo Commander Jonathan Ford]] (a black man) takes a team to the surface. They "borrow" a car and take it to their destination on the shore. On the way, they pass by car full of young men. They arrive to the beach only to see the other car pull up behind them and the guys getting out with baseball bats. Ford suddenly notices a "No blacks allowed" sign and remembers his history. Plus, he was in the same car as a white woman, which only pissed off the 60s guys more. Luckily, all of the team members are military-trained, so a bunch of punks with baseball bats is not a threat.
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* An third season episode of ''{{seaQuest DSV}}'', ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'', the titular sub ends up in the 60s during the CubanMissileCrisis. [[NumberTwo Commander Jonathan Ford]] (a black man) takes a team to the surface. They "borrow" a car and take it to their destination on the shore. On the way, they pass by car full of young men. They arrive to the beach only to see the other car pull up behind them and the guys getting out with baseball bats. Ford suddenly notices a "No blacks allowed" sign and remembers his history. Plus, he was in the same car as a white woman, which only pissed off the 60s guys more. Luckily, all of the team members are military-trained, so a bunch of punks with baseball bats is not a threat.
14th Nov '15 11:29:59 PM editerguy
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Don't see the logic here, not explained by anything other than vague supposition
** Past a certain point in history, it would be practically inverted. White people lived on a region of the world's [[UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} second smallest continent]]. For the rest of the world, travelers would need to be people of color.
8th Oct '15 6:16:51 PM nombretomado
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* One arc of ''[[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]'' saw some of the team sent into the [[TheFifties 1950s]] to the time of the original Justice Society. The black Mr. Terrific had some unpleasant experiences in the pre-Civil Rights era, like being forced to change train cars, but took it rather stoically. And then, just to rub it in, he fights a [[TheKlan Ku Klux Klan]] chapter who manages to get a noose around his throat.
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* One arc of ''[[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]'' saw some of the team sent into the [[TheFifties 1950s]] to the time of the original Justice Society. The black Mr. Terrific had some unpleasant experiences in the pre-Civil Rights era, like being forced to change train cars, but took it rather stoically. And then, just to rub it in, he fights a [[TheKlan Ku Klux Klan]] chapter who manages to get a noose around his throat.
5th Oct '15 4:23:43 AM hoodiecrow
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Saved prematurely, sorry
* The premise of one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch was to bring a rather camp 17th century [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Belgian]] nobleman and his equally camp black (free) manservant together with KKK member[[note]]ex-member, actually: he had just been thrown out for being too violent[[/note]] John Belushi in the Deep South.
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* The premise of one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch was to bring a rather camp 17th century [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Belgian]] nobleman and his equally camp black (free) manservant together with KKK [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan KKK]] member[[note]]ex-member, actually: he had just been thrown out for being too violent[[/note]] John Belushi Creator/JohnBelushi in the Deep South.DeepSouth.
5th Oct '15 4:19:40 AM hoodiecrow
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* The premise of one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch was to bring a rather camp 17th century [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Belgian]] nobleman and his equally camp black (free) manservant together with KKK member[[note]]ex-member, actually: he had just been thrown out for being too violent[[/note]] John Belushi in the Deep South.
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