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30th Oct '17 7:37:21 AM TenEight
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* Phineas of WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb tries to sound "street" in one episode by peppering his speech with the word [[GoshDangItToHeck dang]]. He comes off sounding more like a hillbilly than a gangsta. Ferb, who's voiced by a rapper, on the other hand raps pretty good considering the constraints of a Disney cartoon and the fact Ferb is usually TheSilentBob.

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* Phineas of WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb tries to sound "street" in one episode by peppering his speech with the word [[GoshDangItToHeck dang]]. He comes off sounding more like a hillbilly than a gangsta. Ferb, who's voiced by a rapper, on the other hand hand, raps pretty good considering the constraints of a Disney cartoon and the fact Ferb is usually TheSilentBob.TheSilentBob (it helps that his singing voice is provided by the show's musical director).
21st Sep '17 10:30:56 AM Byzantine
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* Creator/RalphBakshi went to great lengths to keep his film ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' authentic. He did all of his research by going through the streets of New York with a tape recorder and asking black pedestrians what they though it was like to be black in American circa 1972 and got a hefty amount of praise from black viewers for tackling these issues so well despite not being black himself. Nevertheless, not everyone was pleased: Al Sharpton accused it of racist appropriation (without having actually ''seen it'', mind you) and led a nationwide campaign to get it banned.

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* Creator/RalphBakshi went to great lengths to keep his film ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' authentic. He did all of his research by going through the streets of New York with a tape recorder and asking black pedestrians what they though it was like to be black in American America circa 1972 and got a hefty amount of praise from black viewers for tackling these issues so well despite not being black himself. Nevertheless, not everyone was pleased: Al Sharpton accused it of racist appropriation (without having actually ''seen it'', mind you) and led a nationwide campaign to get it banned.
10th Sep '17 8:02:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jon Stewart mocks this in one of his more recent standup routines. He says that middle-class people (not just white people) shouldn't try to talk like inner-city gangsters, because they have no connection to that culture aside from what they see on TV. It would make as much sense for them to talk like a pirate (Talk Like a Pirate Day notwithstanding).

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* Jon Stewart Creator/JonStewart mocks this in one of his more recent standup routines. He says that middle-class people (not just white people) shouldn't try to talk like inner-city gangsters, because they have no connection to that culture aside from what they see on TV. It would make as much sense for them to talk like a pirate (Talk Like a Pirate Day notwithstanding).
9th Sep '17 5:19:35 PM nombretomado
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* Olive Doyle on ANTFarm "has spit fire into the mic" on more than one occasion.

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* Olive Doyle on ANTFarm ''Series/ANTFarm'' "has spit fire into the mic" on more than one occasion.
9th Sep '17 4:25:01 PM nombretomado
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** This mind-set is satirised in the character of Ms Estressa Partleigh, who despite being human 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, ethnicity and identity; there are humans who ''are'' accepted as part of dwarf society because they follow dwarf ritual (Carrot, Pepe), and it's implied that Ms Partleigh ''doesn't'', and most dwarfs ignore the Campaign for Equal Heights as politely as possible.

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** This mind-set is satirised in the character of Ms Estressa Partleigh, who despite being human leads a dwarf activist group demanding equal rights and an end to discrimination. The Dwarf-Human thing is used as a FantasyCounterpart JustForFun/FantasyCounterpart exploring questions of race, ethnicity and identity; there are humans who ''are'' accepted as part of dwarf society because they follow dwarf ritual (Carrot, Pepe), and it's implied that Ms Partleigh ''doesn't'', and most dwarfs ignore the Campaign for Equal Heights as politely as possible.
2nd Sep '17 2:21:03 PM nombretomado
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* From MyImmortal, [[SnoopDogg Snoop]], [[Franchise/HarryPotter AKA Snape]], has a tendency to [[GangstaRap rap]] people when he gets mad. Also, [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Hargrid]] seems to be a fan of 50 Cent.

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* From MyImmortal, [[SnoopDogg ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', [[Music/SnoopDogg Snoop]], [[Franchise/HarryPotter AKA Snape]], has a tendency to [[GangstaRap rap]] people when he gets mad. Also, [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Hargrid]] seems to be a fan of 50 Cent.
20th Aug '17 10:30:10 AM FF32
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* 'Series/SuperStore' has Cheyenne's baby-daddy-turned-husband Bo, who is a pretty straight-up example.

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* 'Series/SuperStore' ''Series/SuperStore'' has Cheyenne's baby-daddy-turned-husband Bo, who is a pretty straight-up example.example.
* The ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', episode "Watch" had the detectives investigating the murder of a black prostitute at an airport, and aimed their suspicions towards a white mechanic accused of making racial slurs. It turns out he's just a durag-sporting wannabe rapper who thought he had NWordPrivileges.
5th Aug '17 6:02:33 AM jormis29
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* Roundly mocked in the music video for {{Music/NWA}} protege The D.O.C.'s video for The Formula, with Dr. Dre and Eazy-E holding audition for a new act. One of the groups that comes to the studio calls themselves [[Music/NewKidsontheBlock New Kids In the Hood]]. They're exactly what you expect.

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* Roundly mocked in the music video for {{Music/NWA}} protege The D.O.C.'s video for The Formula, with Dr. Dre Music/DrDre and Eazy-E Music/EazyE holding audition for a new act. One of the groups that comes to the studio calls themselves [[Music/NewKidsontheBlock New Kids In the Hood]]. They're exactly what you expect.
1st Aug '17 3:19:59 PM NWolfman
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* Creator/RalphBakshi went to great lengths to keep his film ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' authentic. He did all of his research by going through the streets of New York with a tape recorder and asking black pedestrians what they though it was like to be black in American circa 1972 and got a hefty amount of praise from black viewers for tackling these issues so well despite not being black himself. Nevertheless, not everyone was pleased: Jessie Jackson accused it of racist appropriation (without having actually ''seen it'', mind you) and led a nationwide campaign to get it banned.

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* Creator/RalphBakshi went to great lengths to keep his film ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' authentic. He did all of his research by going through the streets of New York with a tape recorder and asking black pedestrians what they though it was like to be black in American circa 1972 and got a hefty amount of praise from black viewers for tackling these issues so well despite not being black himself. Nevertheless, not everyone was pleased: Jessie Jackson Al Sharpton accused it of racist appropriation (without having actually ''seen it'', mind you) and led a nationwide campaign to get it banned.
1st Aug '17 3:19:03 PM NWolfman
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* Creator/RalphBakshi was complimented by some for handling black themes insightfully in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'', others denounce the film as racist.

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* Creator/RalphBakshi was complimented went to great lengths to keep his film ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' authentic. He did all of his research by some for handling going through the streets of New York with a tape recorder and asking black themes insightfully pedestrians what they though it was like to be black in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'', others denounce the film as racist.American circa 1972 and got a hefty amount of praise from black viewers for tackling these issues so well despite not being black himself. Nevertheless, not everyone was pleased: Jessie Jackson accused it of racist appropriation (without having actually ''seen it'', mind you) and led a nationwide campaign to get it banned.



* Modern hipsters have also been accused of appropriating black culture.

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* Modern hipsters have also been accused of appropriating not only black culture.culture (albeit in a more deliberately tongue-in-cheek manner) but ''every single culture'' that isn't white, cishetero or even contemporary.
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