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4th Oct '16 9:12:21 PM billybobfred
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Knox's 5th rule of {{Fair Play Whodunnit}}s forbids these.
16th Sep '16 5:18:04 PM FarseerLolotea
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* Subverted in one episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}''. While the Scary Black Man the [=CSIs=] first suspect didn't actually kill the murder victim (the murder was actually done by [[spoiler:the white pedophile who offered his services as a "consultant" to Grissom]]), he ''did'' viciously beat the victim and his friend while he was babysitting them, which made them run out of the house until they were picked up by the real killer. He's arrested on assault and battery charges, and it's noted that, even if he didn't kill the boys himself, he indirectly contributed to their deaths.

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* Subverted in one episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}''. While the Scary Black Man the [=CSIs=] first suspect didn't actually kill the murder victim (the murder was actually done by [[spoiler:the white pedophile who offered his services as a "consultant" to Grissom]]), he ''did'' [[WouldHurtAChild viciously beat the victim and his friend friend]] while he was babysitting them, which made them run out of the house until they were picked up by the real killer. He's arrested on assault and battery charges, and charges; it's noted that, even if he didn't kill the boys himself, he that he'd indirectly contributed to their deaths.the boy's death even if he didn't actually kill the kid himself.
21st Aug '16 8:48:11 PM Willbyr
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10th May '16 4:52:52 PM Duffan
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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' doesn't typically go for this, but it had a heck of a LampshadeHanging in one episode. A juror died in the middle of a trial, and another juror immediately skipped town, making himself look guilty. When they bring him in, he explains that he saw a "big, scary black guy" glaring at him as it happened and figured that meant he was next. Said big, scary black guy thus becomes a suspect but is quickly cleared.
4th Mar '16 6:25:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The defendant in ''[[TwelveAngryMen 12 Angry Men]]''.
* Subverted in ''[[Film/WhiteMansBurden The White Man's Burden]]'', since the entire movie is a race flip, the whites are the scary minority suspects, as the protagonist finds himself on the wrong end of.

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* The defendant in ''[[TwelveAngryMen 12 Angry Men]]''.
''Film/TwelveAngryMen''.
* Subverted in ''[[Film/WhiteMansBurden The White Man's Burden]]'', ''Film/WhiteMansBurden'', since the entire movie is a race flip, the whites are the scary minority suspects, as the protagonist finds himself on the wrong end of.



* Mocked on ''TheWire''. When a white man is giving a discription of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Omar]] [[{{Badass}} Little]] to Bunk, he describes Omar as huge and so is his gun. Bunk and another black detective share a chuckle over their in-joke: BNBG - Big Negro, Big Gun.

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* Mocked on ''TheWire''. ''Series/TheWire''. When a white man is giving a discription of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Omar]] [[{{Badass}} Little]] Omar Little to Bunk, he describes Omar as huge and so is his gun. Bunk and another black detective share a chuckle over their in-joke: BNBG - Big Negro, Big Gun.
19th Mar '15 10:12:13 AM LaStella
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* Seen several times on ''Series/TheGoodWife''; season 1's episode "Conjugal" and season 2's "Nine Hours" are good examples. Both are [[RaceAgainstTheClock death row cases]] to boot.
24th Jun '14 3:06:04 PM wuggles
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[[AC: Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Patrice O'Neal has a bit where he discusses how this trope makes him afraid when a white woman walks by him:
-->Oh Jesus, I hope nobody kills this white woman because I'ma get blamed for it.
10th Feb '14 10:19:31 AM ayjazz
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* Subverted in ''[[Film\WhiteMansBurden The White Man's Burden]]'', since the entire movie is a race flip, the whites are the scary minority suspects, as the protagonist finds himself on the wrong end of.

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* Subverted in ''[[Film\WhiteMansBurden ''[[Film/WhiteMansBurden The White Man's Burden]]'', since the entire movie is a race flip, the whites are the scary minority suspects, as the protagonist finds himself on the wrong end of.
10th Feb '14 10:18:53 AM ayjazz
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* Subverted in ''[[Film\WhiteMansBurden The White Man's Burden]]'', since the entire movie is a race flip, the whites are the scary minority suspects, as the protagonist finds himself on the wrong end of.
11th Oct '13 9:58:15 PM randomman18
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