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2nd Feb '16 5:17:24 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/BoDallas used to do freestyle rap-offs with Wrestling/AdrianNeville and Wrestling/SamiZayn back in Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}. Then, and without even doing a rapping gimmick at the time, Bo "Rida" beat Grammy Award-winning rapper Music/FloRida in a rap battle. Even though commentary and WWE itself tried to spin it the other way, the Internet unanimously declared Bo the winner, and so did a [[http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/01/flo-rida-rap-battle-wwe-wrestler/ hip hop magazine]].
27th Jan '16 11:31:53 PM TARINunit9
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* In another ''[=40k=]'' story, the novelization of ''VideoGame/FireWarrio'', a group of Tau ambassadors meet with imperial Space Marines to negotiate a cease-fire. The Tau are dressed in facsimiles of Imperial officer uniforms, but the medals and other finery are so crude that the Marines have to restrain themselves from bursting out laughing.
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* In another ''[=40k=]'' story, the novelization of ''VideoGame/FireWarrio'', ''VideoGame/FireWarrior'', a group of Tau ambassadors meet with imperial Space Marines to negotiate a cease-fire. The Tau are dressed in facsimiles of Imperial officer uniforms, but the medals and other finery are so crude that the Marines have to restrain themselves from bursting out laughing.
27th Jan '16 11:31:23 PM TARINunit9
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* In another ''[=40k=]'' story, the novelization of ''VideoGame/FireWarrion'', a group of Tau ambassadors meet with imperial Space Marines to negotiate a cease-fire. The Tau are dressed in facsimiles of Imperial officer uniforms, but the medals and other finery are so crude that the Marines have to restrain themselves from bursting out laughing.
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* In another ''[=40k=]'' story, the novelization of ''VideoGame/FireWarrion'', ''VideoGame/FireWarrio'', a group of Tau ambassadors meet with imperial Space Marines to negotiate a cease-fire. The Tau are dressed in facsimiles of Imperial officer uniforms, but the medals and other finery are so crude that the Marines have to restrain themselves from bursting out laughing.
27th Jan '16 11:31:08 PM TARINunit9
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* In another ''[=40k=]'' story, the novelization of ''VideoGame/FireWarrion'', a group of Tau ambassadors meet with imperial Space Marines to negotiate a cease-fire. The Tau are dressed in facsimiles of Imperial officer uniforms, but the medals and other finery are so crude that the Marines have to restrain themselves from bursting out laughing.
10th Jan '16 5:40:43 PM BILLYMAYS!!!!
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In more academic circles, this trope 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 (for example Christmas which is the result of cultural appropriation of Roman and German traditions).
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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 (for example Christmas which is the result of cultural appropriation of Roman and German traditions).
6th Jan '16 1:43:42 PM AgProv
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* This mind-set is satirised on Creator/TeryPratchett'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 on Creator/TeryPratchett's 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.
6th Jan '16 1:41:50 PM AgProv
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* This mind-set is satirised on Creator/TeryPratchett'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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* The interesting case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal Rachel Dolezal]], who despite being white became prominent in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leading its chapter in Washington State. In as many words, she argued she qualified as black because one's sense of racial identity is a state of mind. She forged - up until the controversy arose - a sucessful career as an academic specialising in African art, black feminism , African-American history and culture.
28th Dec '15 4:46:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pat Monahan of {{Train}} tries to do this in "Hey Soul Sister" - it is IMPOSSIBLE to take him seriously when saying "I'm so gangsta, I'm so thug".
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* Pat Monahan of {{Train}} Music/{{Train}} tries to do this in "Hey Soul Sister" - it is IMPOSSIBLE to take him seriously when saying "I'm so gangsta, I'm so thug".
13th Dec '15 7:56:59 PM nombretomado
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* Phat from ''[[XForce X-Statix]]'' is the scion of a rich family who poses as a hood rat as a ploy to get into what was at the time X-Force. It worked ''fantastically''; evidently none of his teammates ever suspected he wasn't actually born and raised in an impoverished inner city home. AngryBlackMan teammate the Spike has a problem with the Anarchist, an adopted black man raised by white parents, but not Phat.
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* Phat from ''[[XForce ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'' is the scion of a rich family who poses as a hood rat as a ploy to get into what was at the time X-Force. It worked ''fantastically''; evidently none of his teammates ever suspected he wasn't actually born and raised in an impoverished inner city home. AngryBlackMan teammate the Spike has a problem with the Anarchist, an adopted black man raised by white parents, but not Phat.
10th Dec '15 8:59:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, in ''TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'', Velvet Von Black, who's lily-white and talks like a JiveTurkey, is voiced by Creator/RosarioDawson.
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* Similarly, in ''TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'', ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'', Velvet Von Black, who's lily-white and talks like a JiveTurkey, is voiced by Creator/RosarioDawson.
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