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23rd Sep '16 10:17:23 PM nombretomado
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* In Ralph Macchio's ('''NOT''' BritneySpears') movie ''Crossroads'', the lead character idolizes blues music, but he looks at it as purely an art form. It only penetrates that the blues is a state of mind and heart when the love interest abandons him without even saying goodbye.

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* In Ralph Macchio's ('''NOT''' BritneySpears') Music/BritneySpears') movie ''Crossroads'', the lead character idolizes blues music, but he looks at it as purely an art form. It only penetrates that the blues is a state of mind and heart when the love interest abandons him without even saying goodbye.
19th Aug '16 1:29:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* Both played straight and averted in ''Film/QueensLogic''. Eliot (John Malkovich) describes his friend Denny (KevinBacon) as having "problems"; "He's a white man who thinks he's JamesBrown."

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* Both played straight and averted in ''Film/QueensLogic''. Eliot (John Malkovich) describes his friend Denny (KevinBacon) as having "problems"; "He's a white man who thinks he's JamesBrown.Music/JamesBrown."
13th Aug '16 5:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* This mind-set is satirised in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''{{discworld}}'' in the character of Ms Estressa Partleigh, who despite being human, identifies as a Dwarf and leads a Dwarf activist group demanding equal rights and an end to discrimination. The Dwarf-Human thing is used as a FantasyCounterpart exploring questions of race, etnhicity and identity.

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* This mind-set is satirised in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''{{discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{discworld}}'' in the character of Ms Estressa Partleigh, who despite being human, identifies as a Dwarf and leads a Dwarf activist group demanding equal rights and an end to discrimination. The Dwarf-Human thing is used as a FantasyCounterpart exploring questions of race, etnhicity and identity.
11th Aug '16 2:50:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* VanillaIce, although he did come from a lower-class background and got his nickname by way of being the [[TokenMinority only white kid]] in his circle of friends. Most of the actual examples of this trope with him either came later or weren't even of his doing.

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* VanillaIce, Music/VanillaIce, although he did come from a lower-class background and got his nickname by way of being the [[TokenMinority only white kid]] in his circle of friends. Most of the actual examples of this trope with him either came later or weren't even of his doing.
24th Jul '16 3:12:39 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* When Wrestling/RingOfHonor fans aren't logging in to argue against claims that the stars and bars wearing Briscoes being racists, they're doing so to shoot down claims that the Briscoes are trying to act black. On both subjects, Mark has said they have more black friends than white ones, who've apparently rubbed off really hard on Jay, since he gets the most accusations.
15th Jul '16 7:02:46 PM MsChibi
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This trope has some similarities to {{blackface}}. The difference is that blackface is done to deliberately mock black people, while this trope is done out of admiration or [[ForeignCultureFetish fetishization]] of black culture. However, if it's not done carefully, this trope can appear just as insulting as blackface. Also see ModernMinstrelsy.

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This trope has some similarities to {{blackface}}. The difference is that blackface is done to deliberately mock black people, while this trope is usually done out of admiration or [[ForeignCultureFetish fetishization]] of black culture. However, if it's not done carefully, this trope can appear just as insulting as blackface. Also see ModernMinstrelsy.
14th Jul '16 8:55:53 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga, some of Mello's dialogue was translated in this manner by some English translators, who felt that this was the best (or at least closest) translation to Mello's extremely informal speech pattern. Interestingly, he seems to adopt a (somewhat) more formal speech pattern (and thus loses this one in the translations) after he gets hurt in an explosion he created.

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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga, some of Mello's dialogue was translated in this manner by some English translators, who felt that this was the best (or at least closest) translation to Mello's extremely informal speech pattern. (Only in some manga translations, not any official translation of the anime.) Interestingly, he seems to adopt a (somewhat) more formal speech pattern (and thus loses this one in the translations) after he gets hurt in an explosion he created.
14th Jul '16 8:54:20 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga, some of Mello's dialogue was translated in this manner by some English translators, who felt that this was the best (or at least closest) translation to Mello's extremely informal speech pattern. Interestingly, he seems to adopt a more formal speech pattern (and thus loses this one in the translations) after he gets hurt in an explosion he created.

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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga, some of Mello's dialogue was translated in this manner by some English translators, who felt that this was the best (or at least closest) translation to Mello's extremely informal speech pattern. Interestingly, he seems to adopt a (somewhat) more formal speech pattern (and thus loses this one in the translations) after he gets hurt in an explosion he created.
14th Jul '16 8:52:44 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga, some of Mello's dialogue was translated in this manner by some English translators, who felt that this was the best (or at least closest) translation to Mello's extremely informal speech pattern. Interestingly, he seems to adopt a more formal speech pattern (and thus loses this one in the translations) after he gets hurt in an explosion he created.
14th Jul '16 8:33:08 PM MsChibi
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In more academic circles, this trope is usually called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_appropriation cultural appropriation]]. This happens when a member of one culture (usually a more dominant, powerful one) takes on some of the trappings of another culture, such as clothing, music, and religious or political symbols. This is usually done for the sake of glamor and exoticism with a very superficial understanding of that culture, resulting in the culture being commodified, sexualized, oversimplified, or caricatured. It isn't always a bad thing though as it can also garner interest in a deeper understanding of that culture or even become a long-standing tradition.

This trope has some similarities to {{blackface}}. The difference is that blackface is done to mock black people, while this trope is done out of admiration or [[ForeignCultureFetish fetishization]] of black culture. However, if it's not done carefully, this trope can appear just as insulting as blackface. Also see ModernMinstrelsy.

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In more academic circles, this trope is usually called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_appropriation cultural appropriation]]. This happens when a member of one culture (usually a more dominant, powerful one) takes on some of the trappings of another culture, such as clothing, music, and religious or political symbols. This is usually done for the sake of glamor and exoticism with a very superficial understanding of that culture, culture (or none at all), resulting in the culture being commodified, sexualized, oversimplified, or and/or caricatured. It isn't always a bad thing though as it can also garner interest in a deeper understanding of that culture or even become a long-standing tradition.

This trope has some similarities to {{blackface}}. The difference is that blackface is done to deliberately mock black people, while this trope is done out of admiration or [[ForeignCultureFetish fetishization]] of black culture. However, if it's not done carefully, this trope can appear just as insulting as blackface. Also see ModernMinstrelsy.
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