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4th Mar '17 3:26:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Very little is known about the defendant in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' except that he's a black man. Despite this, most of the jurors are eager to say he's guilty and get the trial over with, although only the most vindictive juror admits to outright racism.

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* Very little is known about the defendant in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' except that he's a black man.some kind of ethnic minority. Despite this, most of the jurors are eager to say he's guilty and get the trial over with, although only the most vindictive juror admits to outright racism.
24th Feb '17 7:57:31 AM Dravencour
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Knox's 5th rule of {{Fair Play Whodunnit}}s forbids these.

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Knox's 5th rule of {{Fair Play Whodunnit}}s ("No Chinaman must figure in the story.") forbids these.
25th Jan '17 8:14:34 AM StFan
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* 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."
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* Inverted in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}''. After an assassination attempt on a major Klatchian official, Commander Vimes of the Watch immediately suspects everybody ''except'' the Klatchians, [[spoiler:who turn out to be behind the murder attempt after all.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Inverted in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}''. After an assassination attempt on a major Klatchian official, Commander Vimes of the Watch immediately suspects everybody ''except'' the Klatchians, [[spoiler:who turn out to be behind the murder attempt after all.]]






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* 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.

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25th Jan '17 6:32:34 AM Morgenthaler
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14th Dec '16 3:06:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''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.

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* Subverted Inverted in ''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.
of it when two black cops harass him because he "fit the description" of another suspect. Another white man notes that black cops are scared of white ghetto people because they think they look like ghosts at night.
8th Dec '16 11:52:55 AM DustSnitch
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* The defendant in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen''.

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* The Very little is known about the defendant in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen''.''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' except that he's a black man. Despite this, most of the jurors are eager to say he's guilty and get the trial over with, although only the most vindictive juror admits to outright racism.



* Tom Robinson in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''.
** Although Tom is a very nice man who isn't scary in the least, and of course, is completely innocent. However, most of Maycomb assume he is a scary minority suspect who did rape Mayella because of the prevailing racist attitudes of the time.

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* Tom Robinson in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''.
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''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''. Although Tom is a very nice man who isn't scary in the least, and of course, is completely innocent. However, most of Maycomb assume he is a scary minority suspect who did rape Mayella because of the prevailing racist attitudes of the time.
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.
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