History Main / PretendPrejudice

15th Oct '17 3:18:26 PM PixelKnight
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** Sam Vimes supposedly has a high degree of FantasticRacism, but this almost seems like an InformedFlaw in order to invoke the NobleBigotWithABadge idea. In any case, the Watch he commands contains men, women, dwarfs, openly female dwarfs, trolls, a werewolf, a zombie, a golem, a vampire, gnomes, [[TheIgor an Igor]], gargoyles, at least one local equivalent of a Jehovah's Witness, a government auditor, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Nobby Nobbs]]. The Watch is noted as being the single most culturally diverse workplace in Ankh-Morpork.\\\
Vimes is an equal-opportunity bigot. He thinks that everyone sucks. But he clearly thinks that vampires [[{{Pun}} suck worse than anyone else]], and goes out of his way to avoid hiring vampires until directly order to by the Patrician. Though it might be because vampires strongly remind him of aristocrats, who he sees as lazy and corrupt (because most of the ones he has to deal with are). Lady Margoletta seems to think it's Freudian. Or, to quote: "There are coppers, and there is everyone else." His categorization of "everyone else" mostly consists of "morons" and "suspects".

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** Sam Vimes supposedly has a high degree of FantasticRacism, but this almost seems like an InformedFlaw in order to invoke the NobleBigotWithABadge idea. In any case, the Watch he commands contains men, women, dwarfs, openly female dwarfs, trolls, a werewolf, a zombie, a golem, a vampire, gnomes, [[TheIgor an Igor]], gargoyles, at least one local equivalent of a Jehovah's Witness, a government auditor, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Nobby Nobbs]]. The Watch is noted as being the single most culturally diverse workplace in Ankh-Morpork.\\\
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Vimes is an equal-opportunity bigot. He thinks that everyone sucks. But he clearly thinks that vampires [[{{Pun}} suck worse than anyone else]], and goes out of his way to avoid hiring vampires until directly order to by the Patrician. Though it might be because vampires strongly remind him of aristocrats, who he sees as lazy and corrupt (because most of the ones he has to deal with are). Lady Margoletta seems to think it's Freudian. Or, to quote: "There are coppers, and there is everyone else." His categorization of "everyone else" mostly consists of "morons" and "suspects".
23rd Aug '17 3:04:01 PM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', TheSquad runs into a neo-Nazi group, with one member named Star Morrison being especially vicious with the racial slurs. When things get hairy, she reveals herself as [[TheMole an FBI mole]] named Dana Lewis. After TheReveal, she makes peace with Munch and Finn.
2nd Jul '17 1:34:13 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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There are many possible motivations for Pretend Prejudice. Perhaps someone lives in a time when prejudice is more socially acceptable than tolerance. Perhaps he works for an X-ist employer and wants to protect his position. Or he could join an X-ist organization as TheMole and use his position to protect members of group X. He could be reacting out of crass cynicism, reasoning (or at least rationalizing) that people ''already'' believe he is prejudiced due to [[NotSoDifferent prejudices of their own]], so he might as well do something to deserve it. Or he might like members of the Y-group as ''[[YouAreACreditToYourRace individuals]]'', but find them annoying collectively [[StopBeingStereotypical ("If they don't want to be called [slur], they should stop acting like [slur]!").]]

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There are many possible motivations for Pretend Prejudice. Perhaps someone lives in a time when prejudice is more socially acceptable than tolerance. Perhaps he works for an X-ist employer and wants to protect his position. Or he could join an X-ist organization as TheMole and use his position to protect members of group X. He could be reacting out of crass cynicism, reasoning (or at least rationalizing) that people ''already'' believe he is prejudiced due to [[NotSoDifferent prejudices of their own]], [[ThenLetMeBeEvil so he might as well do something to deserve it.it]]. Or he might like members of the Y-group as ''[[YouAreACreditToYourRace individuals]]'', but find them annoying collectively [[StopBeingStereotypical ("If they don't want to be called [slur], they should stop acting like [slur]!").]]
20th Jan '17 5:56:09 PM Onlythrice
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* A Renegade Shepard can come across this way in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', expressing borderline-bigoted "humans-first" views while staffing her ship with non-humans and even BoldlyComing should she be so inclined. It's also impossible to play the game without ever including a non-human teammate on a mission, since [[spoiler: one of your two human teammates dies on Virmire]] and you must have [[ArbitraryHeadcountLimit two companions]] at all times.

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* A Renegade Shepard can come across this way in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', expressing borderline-bigoted "humans-first" views while staffing his or her ship with non-humans and even BoldlyComing should she (s)he be so inclined. It's also impossible to play the game without ever including a non-human teammate on a mission, since [[spoiler: one of your two human teammates dies on Virmire]] and you must have [[ArbitraryHeadcountLimit two companions]] at all times.
17th Nov '16 10:09:59 AM BillWoods
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* The title character on ''Series/{{House}}"' is a PoliticallyIncorrectHero to begin with, but he plays it up strategically. In one episode he distracts a Roma patient's family from interfering in his tests by loudly using the term "gyp" within earshot of the father.

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* The title character on ''Series/{{House}}"' ''Series/{{House}}'' is a PoliticallyIncorrectHero to begin with, but he plays it up strategically. In one episode he distracts a Roma patient's family from interfering in his tests by loudly using the term "gyp" within earshot of the father.
24th Oct '16 9:42:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mitt Romney, in [[http://www.theonion.com/video/mitt-romney-defends-himself-against-allegations-of,14201/ this video]] from TheOnion.

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* Mitt Romney, in [[http://www.theonion.com/video/mitt-romney-defends-himself-against-allegations-of,14201/ this video]] from TheOnion.Website/TheOnion.
23rd Sep '16 8:26:16 AM Heisst
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* Reimu Hakurei, from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series, is a shrine maiden whose job is to exterminate japanese folklore creatures known as youkai. Yet, despite her aggression towards them, she will usually befriend the culprits after solving an incident and even drink tea with them. Akyuu states that "extermination" basically means "rough up a bit" to her.
3rd Aug '16 10:21:58 PM shino1
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* Website/FourChan in general, while it does use enough N-words to make everyone in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' blush. Most (If not all of them) don't genuinely have issues with black people. They have also gone after white supremacists like Hal Turner.
** The same goes for "faggot". Most of the time it's used, it's just a generic insult that has very little if anything to do with homosexuality. Meanwhile, "-fag" mostly gets used as a suffix to describe someone's particular tastes or obsessions (for example, [[UsefulNotes/PCVsConsole PCfags and consolefags]]).
27th Jun '16 12:16:21 PM DoctorTItanX
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Gino Weinberg is a nice, cheerful guy who really likes the idea of Britannia being a brutal, racist dystopia. He's still very good friends (maybe [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace too]] [[HoYay good]]) with Suzaku, who is Japanese, the persecuted minority group in the series.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Gino Weinberg is a nice, cheerful guy cheerful young man who really likes the idea of Britannia being a brutal, racist dystopia. He's still very good friends (maybe [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace too]] [[HoYay good]]) with Suzaku, who is Japanese, the persecuted minority group in the series.his world.



* Baron Helmut Zemo from Creator/MarvelComics was the son of a Nazi and very much a racist and supremacist. That didn't stop him from having people of other ethnicities and races on his super-villain teams. Compare this to how he spoke about ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's black partner, Falcon, or his Jewish (and gay) friend, Arnie. To cement the irony, he even has a French guy on his team at least once. And his father, a full-blown Nazi, once had a Chinese[[note]]Though given that Hitler himself strongly considered an alliance with China before opting to side with Japan instead, this could be seen as entirely in keeping with Nazi ideology.[[/note]] villain, Radioactive Man, on his team of super-villains (later, Helmut would have the same, now-reformed man on one of his heroic teams as well). Eventually, during his very rocky proto-redemption (he was really just an AntiVillain and not a real good guy), he slept with a Jewish teammate who was "secretly" trying to stop his EvilPlan.

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* Baron Helmut Zemo from Creator/MarvelComics was the son of a Nazi and very much a racist and supremacist. That didn't stop him from having people of other ethnicities and races on his super-villain teams. Compare this to how he spoke about ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's black partner, Falcon, or his Jewish (and gay) friend, Arnie. To cement the irony, he even has a French guy on his team at least once. And his father, a full-blown Nazi, once had a Chinese[[note]]Though given that Hitler himself strongly considered an alliance with China before opting to side with Japan instead, this could be seen as entirely in keeping with Nazi ideology.[[/note]] villain, Radioactive Man, on his team of super-villains (later, Helmut would have the same, now-reformed man on one of his heroic teams as well). Eventually, during his very rocky proto-redemption (he was really just an AntiVillain and not a real good guy), he slept with a Jewish teammate who was "secretly" trying to stop his EvilPlan.
25th Jun '16 10:37:06 AM AHI-3000
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* Website/FourChan in general, while it does use enough N-words to make everyone in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' blush. Most (If not all of them) don't genuinely have issues with black people. They have also gone after white supremacists like Hal Turner.

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* Website/FourChan in general, while it does use enough N-words to make everyone in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' blush. Most (If not all of them) don't genuinely have issues with black people. They have also gone after white supremacists like Hal Turner.
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