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24th Jul '16 9:38:42 AM konekootome
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfic ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' Suzaku from the year 2036, accidentally time-travels to a decade into the past when the racist Britannian Empire was active and is constantly discriminated, distrusted and degraded until he earns the trust of the young Emperor Lelouch elevating his status. Even then, no one gives him any respect and viewed with suspicion.
15th Jul '16 2:34:03 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, Rikku faces full on Al Bhed discrimination in the past.
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29th Jun '16 5:47:35 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' series, where both the titular organization's agents and their Soviet counterparts are sent on undercover missions in different areas and eras of history (and their cover identities composed) specifically on the basis of their racial makeup. Not only is conspicuous behavior avoided for fear of the usual ButterflyOfDoom, but because word of it in history books would alert the enemy to your position in time.

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* Inverted in AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' series, where both the titular organization's agents and their Soviet counterparts are sent on undercover missions in different areas and eras of history (and their cover identities composed) specifically on the basis of their racial makeup. Not only is conspicuous behavior avoided for fear of the usual ButterflyOfDoom, but because word of it in history books would alert the enemy to your position in time.
24th Jun '16 10:31:09 AM 4power4
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** This is one of those RealityIsUnrealistic cases. While black Africans were discriminated against in most European countries at that time, and moreso as time moved on, the idea that it'd have more to do with his place of origin and not specifically his skin is pretty valid.
20th May '16 5:38:05 AM GerardM
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* ''Series/Timeless'' : The trailer shows that the subject will appear in the series. As the pilot of the craft says : "There's litterally no place in American History that'll be awesome for me !" He's proven right.
15th May '16 10:50:23 PM 10-13-2
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* The closest real-world equivalent would probably be "No Equal Opportunity Time ''Zone'' Travel. Let's say, for instance, that you were an interracial couple traveling from New York to California in 1950. Assuming you stayed north of the Mason-Dixon Line, your marriage would be legal in only about one-quarter of the territory through which you passed. And even today, in Texas, where "dry" counties still abound, transporting a moonshine still across a county border will as likely as not get you pulled over.
15th May '16 10:44:42 PM 10-13-2
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Of course, a discriminated-against character who is superpowered, a highly-trained soldier or vigilante, or just plain deranged can easily punch and/or slaughter their way through a past era following any number of MuggingTheMonster moments. In this way, such a character can earn respect - or at least fear, though that might trigger even worse persecution if the past era manages to muster sufficient armies or firepower.
11th Apr '16 6:30:17 AM ChronoLegion
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** Possibly a reference to his quip in the [[Film/MenInBlack2 second film]] about replacing a black inflatable driver for a white one due to being constantly pulled over.



* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine2'' when the guys are going to go back to the 1770s to "Make America Happen:" Jacob tells Nick (who is black) "you're not going to be to super welcome there, but we chould totally go!"

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* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine2'' when the guys are going to go back to the 1770s to "Make America Happen:" Jacob tells Nick (who is black) "you're not going to be to super welcome there, but we chould should totally go!"go!"
* In ''Film/LateForDinner'', two guys unknowingly end up becoming subjects to a cryogenics experiment. They then get accidentally thawed out 29 years later. Not sure what happened, they go to a hospital to patch up a bullet wound in one of them. One of the guys comments to a black doctor of how great it is that black people are being allowed to be doctors. The doctor is a little taken aback at this, although seeing a card from a cryogenics lab is a little more disturbing to him.
11th Apr '16 6:22:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played straight with women in Scott Meyer's ''[[Literature/{{Magic20}} Off to Be the Wizard]]''. It's fairly easy for men who discover the file and travel back in time to pretend to be wizards/sorcerers/fakirs/shamans/etc. in the past. However, any woman who tries to do the same usually runs straight into the BurnTheWitch attitude of most of history. Thus, most women end up traveling to the 4th century BC to the city of {{Atlantis}}, a LadyLand built in the Mediterranean as a safe haven for sorceresses. Averted with wizards named Tyler (black) and Eddie (Asian). They choose to live in 12th century England. When asked, Tyler replies that he claims to be a Moor. The locals then assume that he has either converted to Christianity or is powerful enough not to care. Eddie pretends to be a sorcerer from the Far East named Wing Po, despite his heavy {{Joisey}} accent. Either way, being a powerful wizard means that the locals won't dare touch them or complain about their [[BuffySpeak non-whiteness]].

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* Played straight with women in Scott Meyer's ''[[Literature/{{Magic20}} Off to Be the Wizard]]''. It's fairly easy for men who discover the file and travel back in time to pretend to be wizards/sorcerers/fakirs/shamans/etc. in the past. However, any woman who tries to do the same usually runs straight into the BurnTheWitch attitude of most of history. Thus, most women end up traveling to the 4th century BC to the city of {{Atlantis}}, a LadyLand built in the Mediterranean as a safe haven for sorceresses. Averted with wizards named Tyler (black) and Eddie (Asian). They choose to live in 12th century England. When asked, Tyler replies that he claims to be a Moor. The locals then assume that he has either converted to Christianity or is powerful enough not to care. Eddie pretends to be a sorcerer from the Far East named Wing Po, despite his heavy {{Joisey}} accent. Either way, being a powerful wizard means that the locals won't dare touch them or complain about their [[BuffySpeak non-whiteness]]. Most male time travelers tend to go to a place and time that fits with their ethnicity and cultural heritage. The second novel also reveals that not every native Mediterranean is okay with women being in charge.
11th Apr '16 6:17:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played completely straight in JonBirmingham's ''AxisOfTime'' trilogy, where a Multinational Taskforce from the 21st century is transported by a NegativeSpaceWedgie to 1942. A good number of crewmembers from the "uptimer" ships are either black or Asian. In fact, the "temps" are incredulous to find out that the "uptimers" put a black woman in command of a warship. One of the main characters is a black Marine, who jibes as a "temp" named Dan Black about racism. Dan shuts him down by pointing out that in his father's household, anyone who used the N-word would be sorry. The liberal views of the 21st century clash hard with the "normal" views of 1940s America. To this end, Admiral Kolhammer gets FDR to declare an area in California as a Special Administrative Zone, where the laws and customs of the 21st century are the norm. JEdgarHoover is determined to shut down the Zone, claiming that it's amoral. In response, Kolhammer tries to expose Hoover as a closet gay.

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* Played completely straight in JonBirmingham's ''AxisOfTime'' trilogy, where a Multinational Taskforce from the 21st century is transported by a NegativeSpaceWedgie to 1942. A good number of crewmembers from the "uptimer" ships are either black or Asian. In fact, the "temps" are incredulous to find out that the "uptimers" put a black woman in command of a warship. One of the main characters is a black Marine, who jibes as a "temp" named Dan Black about racism. Dan shuts him down by pointing out that in his father's household, anyone who used the N-word would be sorry. The liberal views of the 21st century clash hard with the "normal" views of 1940s America. To this end, Admiral Kolhammer gets FDR to declare an area in California as a Special Administrative Zone, where the laws and customs of the 21st century are the norm.norm (and people can be sued for violating those laws, even if the act happens outside the Zone). JEdgarHoover is determined to shut down the Zone, claiming that it's amoral. In response, Kolhammer tries to expose Hoover as a closet gay.
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