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20th Sep '16 3:18:20 PM Kalaong
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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.

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* ''Series/Timeless'' ''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.
7th Sep '16 1:27:32 AM PaulA
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* OctaviaButler covers the perils of time traveling while black in the 1979 novel ''Kindred'' - the black protagonist goes to 19th-century Maryland to meet her ancestors, one of whom is a white slave owner. Drama ensues.

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* OctaviaButler Creator/OctaviaButler covers the perils of time traveling while black in the 1979 novel ''Kindred'' - the black protagonist goes to 19th-century Maryland to meet her ancestors, one of whom is a white slave owner. Drama ensues.
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.
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