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1st Mar '17 7:34:49 PM nombretomado
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* The "One-Drop Rule" gets blackmailer Monte Field killed in ''The Roman Hat Mystery'' by ElleryQueen. [[spoiler:One of Field's victims was white to any standard of appearance, but had a distant ancestor who was a slave. Said victim was engaged to a lady whose family would have immediately have banned the wedding and destroyed the man's career if the One-Drop had been revealed.]]

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* The "One-Drop Rule" gets blackmailer Monte Field killed in ''The Roman Hat Mystery'' by ElleryQueen.Creator/ElleryQueen. [[spoiler:One of Field's victims was white to any standard of appearance, but had a distant ancestor who was a slave. Said victim was engaged to a lady whose family would have immediately have banned the wedding and destroyed the man's career if the One-Drop had been revealed.]]
30th Dec '16 2:02:30 PM wuggles
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** This reflects a strange notion of what a "Hispanic" is that is peculiar to United States. Many "Hispanics" are in fact also of Italian heritage (as many Spanish-speaking countries received numerous Italian immigrants. Many Italians themselves are of Spanish descent (e.g. Armando Diaz, the World War I era Italian war hero and Marshal of Italy) and many Spaniards are of Italian descent as the Spanish Kingdom of Aragon ruled much of Southern Italy in the past and the King of Spain retains the title King of Naples, in honor of this history to this day.



* For a country that is so obsessed with race, Americans are really bad at being a proper racist.
** Maybe that's a sign.
** In the past, American with low fractions of African blood would sometimes appear white to the average person.
*** So white people adopted the habit of being rude to anyone who associated with obviously black people. They could be 100% white, but why risk it.
*** People with low African blood fractions would sometimes just leave town and go to a new town where nobody knew about them. In these new towns they would be treated as white since nobody "knew better" and the person never spoke about their heritage or contacted their old family.
** There is a story about a mixed black/white girl. She attended a mostly white school where she wore "white" clothing and talked in a "white" manner and she was treated as white. But when she attended her dance class she dressed "black" and talked in a "black" manner and was treated as black.



** Malcom X = 25% white, 75% black

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** Malcom Malcolm X = 25% white, 75% black


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* The documentary ''Little White Lie'' is about Lacey Schwartz, an American filmmaker who believed her whole life she was white, only to find out that she was the result of an affair between her white Jewish mother and an African-American man. A zig-zagged version of this trope, since most people she interacted with knew she wasn't fully white (at her bat mitzvah, the rabbi expressed excitement at having an Ethiopian Jew at their synagogue), however, she was unaware or in denial of that fact until her late teens. Her parents explained her dark complexion as being the result of distant Sicilian ancestry.
17th Nov '16 2:40:00 PM thisissostupid
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* Creator/AlexanderPushkin, who was occasionally compared to Dumas (when he wasn't being compared to Shakespeare) was also a quadroon,: his great-grandfather, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, was an Ethiopian prince from present-day Eritrea, a former slave adopted as a godson by Peter the Great. Pushkin's unfinished historical novel "Peter the Great's Negro" was loosely based upon his life.
25th Oct '16 3:13:20 PM DerJermeister
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"Passing", in sociology, is the state of living one's life as a member of another sociological group be it ethnic, racial, gender, class, or sexual. It's a complicated matter in real life, what with humans so rarely fitting perfectly into the ever-shifting categories we make up for them. Indeed, there are times when we categorise individuals in ways that they themselves do not acknowledge, or that are based upon merely tangential connections. For example, ''why'' does an "octoroon" (7/8 "white"/European, 1/8 "black"/non-European) in a U.S. Reconstruction-era novel have to identify as 'black' in order to be "true to herself?" It reflects many racial ideas still present, if less explicit these days, in 'Western' society [[labelnote:*]]Europe and its offshoots, such as Canada and Brazil[[/labelnote]]. Most notable in the Anglosphere is the USA, which has a troubled history of race relations only surpassed by that of South Africa on account of its history of ethnic-African slave-use, not to mention the terming of indigenous tribes as "savages" in the Declaration of Independence. The USA's pre-Civil Rights Movement [[labelnote:*]]wherein the U.S.A.'s ethnic non-European population was recognised as having equal rights to that of its ethnic European populace[[/labelnote]] "One-Drop Rule" stated that 'one drop' of non-European blood made a person non-white and thus deprived them of the rights of a full citizen.

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"Passing", in sociology, is the state of living one's life as a member of another sociological group be it ethnic, racial, gender, class, or sexual. It's a complicated matter in real life, what with humans so rarely fitting perfectly into the ever-shifting categories we make up for them. Indeed, there are times when we categorise individuals in ways that they themselves do not acknowledge, or that are based upon merely tangential connections. For example, ''why'' does an "octoroon" (7/8 "white"/European, 1/8 "black"/non-European) in a U.S. Reconstruction-era novel have to identify as 'black' in order to be "true to herself?" It reflects many racial ideas still present, if less explicit these days, in 'Western' society [[labelnote:*]]Europe and its offshoots, such as Canada and Brazil[[/labelnote]]. Most notable in the Anglosphere is the USA, which has a troubled history of race relations only surpassed by that of South Africa on account of its history of ethnic-African slave-use, not to mention the terming of indigenous tribes as "savages" in the Declaration of Independence.Independence, the Indian Removal Act, and the subsequent Trail of Tears. The USA's pre-Civil Rights Movement [[labelnote:*]]wherein the U.S.A.'s ethnic non-European population was recognised as having equal rights to that of its ethnic European populace[[/labelnote]] "One-Drop Rule" stated that 'one drop' of non-European blood made a person non-white and thus deprived them of the rights of a full citizen.
24th Oct '16 1:18:00 PM DerJermeister
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"Passing", in sociology, is the state of living one's life as a member of another sociological group be it ethnic, racial, gender, class, or sexual. It's a complicated matter in real life, what with humans so rarely fitting perfectly into the ever-shifting categories we make up for them. Indeed, there are times when we categorise individuals in ways that they themselves do not acknowledge, or that are based upon merely tangential connections. For example, ''why'' does an "octoroon" (7/8 "white"/European, 1/8 "black"/non-European) in a U.S. Reconstruction-era novel have to identify as 'black' in order to be "true to herself?" It reflects many racial ideas still present, if less explicit these days, in 'Western' society [[labelnote:*]]Europe and its offshoots, such as Canada and Brazil[[/labelnote]]. Most notable in the Anglosphere is the USA, which has a troubled history of race relations only surpassed by that of South Africa on account of its history of ethnic-African slave-use. The USA's pre-Civil Rights Movement [[labelnote:*]]wherein the U.S.A.'s ethnic non-European population was recognised as having equal rights to that of its ethnic European populace[[/labelnote]] "One-Drop Rule" stated that 'one drop' of non-European blood made a person non-white and thus deprived them of the rights of a full citizen.

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"Passing", in sociology, is the state of living one's life as a member of another sociological group be it ethnic, racial, gender, class, or sexual. It's a complicated matter in real life, what with humans so rarely fitting perfectly into the ever-shifting categories we make up for them. Indeed, there are times when we categorise individuals in ways that they themselves do not acknowledge, or that are based upon merely tangential connections. For example, ''why'' does an "octoroon" (7/8 "white"/European, 1/8 "black"/non-European) in a U.S. Reconstruction-era novel have to identify as 'black' in order to be "true to herself?" It reflects many racial ideas still present, if less explicit these days, in 'Western' society [[labelnote:*]]Europe and its offshoots, such as Canada and Brazil[[/labelnote]]. Most notable in the Anglosphere is the USA, which has a troubled history of race relations only surpassed by that of South Africa on account of its history of ethnic-African slave-use.slave-use, not to mention the terming of indigenous tribes as "savages" in the Declaration of Independence. The USA's pre-Civil Rights Movement [[labelnote:*]]wherein the U.S.A.'s ethnic non-European population was recognised as having equal rights to that of its ethnic European populace[[/labelnote]] "One-Drop Rule" stated that 'one drop' of non-European blood made a person non-white and thus deprived them of the rights of a full citizen.
10th Oct '16 9:11:46 AM RobTan
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** George Herriman, the creator of ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' was of mixed black and white heritage, listed as "coloured" on his birth certificate, but he was sufficiently pale to pass for white. He had curly hair which he hid under a hat, and explained his slightly African features by claiming to be Greek-American.

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** George Herriman, the creator of ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' was of mixed black and white heritage, listed as "coloured" on his birth certificate, but he was sufficiently pale to pass for white. He had curly hair which he hid under a hat, and explained his slightly African features and darker complexion by claiming to be Greek-American.
11th Aug '16 9:15:40 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure diligent, hardworking and successful count]] René Vorbretten was briefly considered ineligible to rule his District and even threatened with being ousted, when it turned out that he is [[HeroicBastard one-eighth Cetagandan]] on his grandfather's side. However, the main side his political opponents in the Council tried to play up was his illegitimacy, not the ethnicity, what with the Emperor himself being a one-eighth Betan and married to a foreign woman as well, though [[TheEmpire Cetaganda]] being a traditional [[TheRival enemy/rival]] of Barrayar helped to produce the racist nicknames like "Ghembretten".[[note]]Ghems being a lower, militaristic tier of the two-decked Cetagandan aristocracy, [[NotSoDifferent quite like the Barrayaran Vors]].[[/note]] Fortunately for the man, he had [[AFriendInNeed the friends]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections in the right places]], and the law, for a change, was on his side as well: an important precedent in the Barrayaran inheritance law[[note]]"If a horse's ass can be a count, why not [[CaligulasHorse the whole horse]]?"[[/note]] stated that the Count's heir need not be his blood relative, once confirmed by the Council -- which René, ironically, was.

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure diligent, hardworking and successful count]] René Vorbretten was briefly considered ineligible to rule his District and even threatened with being ousted, when it turned out that he is [[HeroicBastard one-eighth Cetagandan]] on his grandfather's side. However, the main side his political opponents in the Council tried to play up was his illegitimacy, not the ethnicity, what with the Emperor himself being a one-eighth Betan and married to a foreign woman as well, though [[TheEmpire Cetaganda]] being a traditional [[TheRival enemy/rival]] of Barrayar helped to produce the racist nicknames like "Ghembretten".[[note]]Ghems being a lower, militaristic tier of the two-decked Cetagandan aristocracy, [[NotSoDifferent quite like the Barrayaran Vors]].[[/note]] Fortunately for the man, he had [[AFriendInNeed the friends]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections in the right places]], and the law, for a change, was on his side as well: an important precedent in the Barrayaran inheritance law[[note]]"If a horse's ass can be a count, why not [[CaligulasHorse the whole horse]]?"[[/note]] stated that the Count's heir need not be his blood relative, once confirmed by the Council -- which René, ironically, was.
6th Aug '16 7:43:08 AM Malady
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* Bobby "Iceman" Drake's mother in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' famously asked, "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Have you tried]] ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything not]]'' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything being a mutant?]]"

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* Bobby "Iceman" Drake's mother in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster famously asked, asked,]] "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Have you tried]] ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything not]]'' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything being a mutant?]]"
6th Jul '16 7:21:16 AM Pichu-kun
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** It's implied that Yuki (who is transgender herself) noticed Takatsuki's nervous behavior the first time he went out as a boy and talked to him because she knew he was trans.



** Osamu starts having issues crossdressing when he begins hitting puberty. His crush becomes disgusted at him because he's grown taller than him and has a low voice. When Osamu was in public once people noticed his masculine voice when he spoke too loud.

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** Osamu starts having issues crossdressing when he begins hitting puberty. His crush becomes disgusted at him because he's grown taller than him and has a low voice. When Osamu was in public once people noticed his masculine voice when he spoke too loud. He still keeps crossdressing into adulthood.



** After she starts [[spoiler:going to school as a girl]], some of the students bully Marika behind her back for her slightly large hanes and low voice.

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** After she starts [[spoiler:going to school as a girl]], some of the students bully Marika behind her back for her slightly large hanes hands and low voice.



* Yuuki from ''Boku to Boku'' is a {{bifauxnen}} middle schooler. Even when dressed in a girl's swimsuit she gets mistaken for a boy in drag

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* Yuuki from ''Boku to Boku'' is a {{bifauxnen}} [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous]] middle schooler. Even when dressed in a girl's swimsuit she gets mistaken for a boy in drag
8th Jun '16 4:23:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[TheVorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure diligent, hardworking and successful count]] René Vorbretten was briefly considered ineligible to rule his District and even threatened with being ousted, when it turned out that he is [[HeroicBastard one-eighth Cetagandan]] on his grandfather's side. However, the main side his political opponents in the Council tried to play up was his illegitimacy, not the ethnicity, what with the Emperor himself being a one-eighth Betan and married to a foreign woman as well, though [[TheEmpire Cetaganda]] being a traditional [[TheRival enemy/rival]] of Barrayar helped to produce the racist nicknames like "Ghembretten".[[note]]Ghems being a lower, militaristic tier of the two-decked Cetagandan aristocracy, [[NotSoDifferent quite like the Barrayaran Vors]].[[/note]] Fortunately for the man, he had [[AFriendInNeed the friends]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections in the right places]], and the law, for a change, was on his side as well: an important precedent in the Barrayaran inheritance law[[note]]"If a horse's ass can be a count, why not [[CaligulasHorse the whole horse]]?"[[/note]] stated that the Count's heir need not be his blood relative, once confirmed by the Council -- which René, ironically, was.

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[TheVorkosiganSaga ''[[Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure diligent, hardworking and successful count]] René Vorbretten was briefly considered ineligible to rule his District and even threatened with being ousted, when it turned out that he is [[HeroicBastard one-eighth Cetagandan]] on his grandfather's side. However, the main side his political opponents in the Council tried to play up was his illegitimacy, not the ethnicity, what with the Emperor himself being a one-eighth Betan and married to a foreign woman as well, though [[TheEmpire Cetaganda]] being a traditional [[TheRival enemy/rival]] of Barrayar helped to produce the racist nicknames like "Ghembretten".[[note]]Ghems being a lower, militaristic tier of the two-decked Cetagandan aristocracy, [[NotSoDifferent quite like the Barrayaran Vors]].[[/note]] Fortunately for the man, he had [[AFriendInNeed the friends]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections in the right places]], and the law, for a change, was on his side as well: an important precedent in the Barrayaran inheritance law[[note]]"If a horse's ass can be a count, why not [[CaligulasHorse the whole horse]]?"[[/note]] stated that the Count's heir need not be his blood relative, once confirmed by the Council -- which René, ironically, was.
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