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18th Nov '17 12:21:30 AM KYCubbie
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*** As it turned out, Sykes was partly right and partly wrong. The media indeed downplayed his African heritage during his peak years, but after he was exposed as a [[ReallyGetsAround serial adulterer]] in 2009, his race barely played into the criticism he received.

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*** As it turned out, Sykes was partly right and partly wrong. The media indeed downplayed his African heritage during his peak years, but after he was exposed as a [[ReallyGetsAround [[TheCasanova serial adulterer]] in 2009, his race barely played into the criticism he received.
18th Nov '17 12:20:21 AM KYCubbie
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** Tiger Woods = 25% black, 12.5% Native American, 12.5% white, 25% Southeast Asian, 25% Han Asian. Sort of an inverted Pass Fail--when asked during the early years of his superstardom, he would say that he personally never identified as being of one race, but he couldn't avoid the world assigning him race. Comedienne Wanda Sykes made a point about this that was disturbingly prophetic--that the more he won, the more the media would downplay his being part black and play up the other parts of his heritage, but that if he ever fell from grace the criticism would be aimed straight at his blackness.

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** Tiger Woods = 25% black, 12.5% Native American, 12.5% white, 25% Southeast Asian, 25% Han Asian.Chinese. Sort of an inverted Pass Fail--when asked during the early years of his superstardom, he would say that he personally never identified as being of one race, but he couldn't avoid the world assigning him race. Comedienne Wanda Sykes made a point about this that was disturbingly prophetic--that the more he won, the more the media would downplay his being part black and play up the other parts of his heritage, but that if he ever fell from grace the criticism would be aimed straight at his blackness.


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*** As it turned out, Sykes was partly right and partly wrong. The media indeed downplayed his African heritage during his peak years, but after he was exposed as a [[ReallyGetsAround serial adulterer]] in 2009, his race barely played into the criticism he received.
13th Oct '17 7:13:06 AM Milarqui
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* In Noah Gordon's ''The Physician'', main character Rob Cole wants to study medicine in the Persian madrassah, where the great Avicenna (Ibn Sina) teaches. However, Christians are not accepted there, but Jews are, so Rob decides to take on the guise of a Jewish student to be admitted. On the way, a Jewish would-be student he makes friends with finds out his secret, but he chooses to help him learn how to be a Jew to pass. This, however, later causes him trouble when, upon returning to England, he crosses paths with a merchant who met him while he was passing.
27th Sep '17 7:52:28 PM KingOdin
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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 themselves?" 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 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.

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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 themselves?" 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 Indian Removal Act, and the subsequent Trail of Tears.Tears, and post-Civil War Indian Wars. 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 Jul '17 4:01:51 PM KizunaTallis
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* In ''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert''the fact that the half-Ishvalan Elric brothers can pass for Amestrian allows them the luxury of not having to hide from the military during the Ishval Massacre something their Ishvalan mother Trisha is very grateful for. It later benefits them when the Elrics join the military and allows them their success as State Alchemists. The Elrics fully identify as Ishvalan and are proud of their culture but are afraid of getting killed for it. They decide to out themselves when someone makes one racist comment too many.

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* In ''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert''the ''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert'', the fact that the half-Ishvalan Elric brothers can pass for Amestrian allows them the luxury of not having to hide from the military during the Ishval Massacre something their Ishvalan mother Trisha is very grateful for. It later benefits them when the Elrics join the military and allows them their success as State Alchemists. The Elrics fully identify as Ishvalan and are proud of their culture but are afraid of getting killed for it. They decide to out themselves when someone makes one racist comment too many.


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* Jacqueline from ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' is Native American (Lakota specifically), but uses hair dye and make-up to look white. She treated her heritage as a point of shame, but comes to embrace it more after divorcing her cheating husband.
11th Jul '17 6:19:55 PM nombretomado
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* This is naturally all over ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', being an AlternateHistory scenario in which the Allies lost WorldWarII. One of the main characters, Frank Frink, is actually Frank ''Fink'', a Jew, and hides his identity for obvious reasons. A more minor character, Rudolph Wegener, tells an artist he dislikes that he is Jewish and has undergone plastic surgery to make himself look more "Aryan", although it's left open to interpretation whether this is actually true or whether he is simply saying it to mess with his head. One of the central themes of the novel is the question of at what point a person becomes what he or she is pretending to be.

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* This is naturally all over ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', being an AlternateHistory scenario in which the Allies lost WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. One of the main characters, Frank Frink, is actually Frank ''Fink'', a Jew, and hides his identity for obvious reasons. A more minor character, Rudolph Wegener, tells an artist he dislikes that he is Jewish and has undergone plastic surgery to make himself look more "Aryan", although it's left open to interpretation whether this is actually true or whether he is simply saying it to mess with his head. One of the central themes of the novel is the question of at what point a person becomes what he or she is pretending to be.
27th Jun '17 4:45:06 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Major Miles of the Briggs Brigade is one-quarter Ishvalan from his maternal grandfather's side, but [[OneDropRule still found himself targeted]] by Executive Order Number 3066, which stripped all soldiers of Ishvalan ancestry of their ranks and ordered their imprisonment during the Ishval Civil War. His commanding officer Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong refused to hand him over, and he typically hides the distinctive [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] of his Ishvalan heritage with a pair of tinted glasses.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Major Miles of the Briggs Brigade is one-quarter Ishvalan from his maternal grandfather's side, but [[OneDropRule still found himself targeted]] by Executive Order Number 3066, which stripped all soldiers of Ishvalan ancestry of their ranks and ordered their imprisonment during the Ishval Civil War. His commanding officer Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong refused to hand him over, and he typically hides the distinctive [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] of his Ishvalan heritage with a pair of tinted glasses. It's implied his ancestry is more or less an OpenSecret and he specifically reveals it to [[SociopathicSoldier Kimblee]] when he finds out Kimblee was present during the Ishvalan massacre.
27th Jun '17 4:43:51 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Major Miles of the Briggs Brigade is one-quarter Ishvalan from his maternal grandfather's side, but [[OneDropRule still found himself targeted]] by Executive Order Number 3066, which stripped all soldiers of Ishvalan ancestry of their ranks and ordered their imprisonment during the Ishval Civil War. His commanding officer Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong refused to hand him over, and he typically hides the distinctive [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] of his Ishvalan heritage with a pair of tinted glasses.
26th May '17 6:07:47 PM jamespolk
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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 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.

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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?" themselves?" 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 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.
21st May '17 11:45:55 AM FurryKef
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** Frederick Douglas says in his autobiography that his master was his father but could not find any documents telling about his mother's bloodline, meaning that he was possibly even more than 50% white.

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** Frederick Douglas Douglass says in his autobiography that his master was his father but could not find any documents telling about his mother's bloodline, meaning that he was possibly even more than 50% white.
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