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2nd May '16 5:51:56 PM Orbiting
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-->"Damon, you can't be a Republican!"
-->"Why not?"
-->"Because only Democrats fight racial stereotyping!"
-->"Well... why me?"
-->"Why?! Because you're '''black'''!!"
--->''[[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2002/11/04/ Day by Day]]''

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-->"Damon, ->"Damon, you can't be a Republican!"
-->"Why ->"Why not?"
-->"Because ->"Because only Democrats fight racial stereotyping!"
-->"Well...->"Well... why me?"
-->"Why?! ->"Why?! Because you're '''black'''!!"
--->''[[http://www.-->-- ''[[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2002/11/04/ Day by Day]]''
23rd Mar '16 1:49:22 PM MasoTey
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-->''[[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2002/11/04/ Day by Day]]''

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-->''[[http://www.--->''[[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2002/11/04/ Day by Day]]''



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'''Nina:''': And why do you think I'm a Democrat, because I'm black?\\
'''Mary:''': Go ahead, vote for Mulligan!\\
'''Nina:''': I'm not voting for Mulligan!

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'''Nina:''': '''Nina:''' And why do you think I'm a Democrat, because I'm black?\\
'''Mary:''': '''Mary:''' Go ahead, vote for Mulligan!\\
'''Nina:''': '''Nina:''' I'm not voting for Mulligan!




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* The ''Webcomic/DayByDay'' cartoon outlined at the top of the page. It gets worse. It is later revealed that Damon is an orphan, causing Jan, the [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberal]] to declare that this explains why he's a Republican as he doesn't know ''how a black person'' is supposed to act. Did I mention they're now a [[OppositesAttract couple]]? That's after notable CharacterDevelopment on Jan's part. Her position as the cast's StrawLiberal has since been taken over by Skye.
* The now defunct online comic ''QueerNation'' featured the examples of a black gay man who spoke at a Republican benefit and, during it, received superpowers; the "Lambda Rays" put him in blackface, a hobo suit, and apparently gave him the moniker "Uncle Tom". He immediately began dancing for the white crowd in front of him. An AuthorTract example of this trope in action.
** Basically, this comic featured every possible level of hatred for the GayConservative possible. All examples were either racist (on the part of the author), mocking (one gay conservative was wealthy, so he was just greedy and evil), or in denial (the most prominent gay "bad guy" turned into a hideously ugly violent monster instead of being [[BeautyEqualsGoodness ever-so-pretty]] like all the good gays, er, guys).
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* Happens a WhateleyUniverse story, and the person doing it gets ''blasted'' by the target's grandmother for perpetuating negative stereotypes.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', at the end of "Cripple Fight", Big Gay Al gives an inspiring speech about how he doesn't believe the government has the right to force the Scouts to accept homosexuals. A bewildered Gloria Allred quickly attacks Big Gay Al as being a homophobe.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', Master Shake is surprised to learn that Frylock is not amused by a JiveTurkey talking cellphone, despite the fact that Frylock is black. Or at least, [[ActorAllusion he sounds black]].
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* The ''Webcomic/DayByDay'' cartoon outlined at the top of the page. It gets worse. It is later revealed that Damon is an orphan, causing Jan, the [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberal]] to declare that this explains why he's a Republican as he doesn't know ''how a black person'' is supposed to act. Did I mention they're now a [[OppositesAttract couple]]? That's after notable CharacterDevelopment on Jan's part. Her position as the cast's StrawLiberal has since been taken over by Skye.
* The now defunct online comic ''QueerNation'' featured the examples of a black gay man who spoke at a Republican benefit and, during it, received superpowers; the "Lambda Rays" put him in blackface, a hobo suit, and apparently gave him the moniker "Uncle Tom". He immediately began dancing for the white crowd in front of him. An AuthorTract example of this trope in action.
** Basically, this comic featured every possible level of hatred for the GayConservative possible. All examples were either racist (on the part of the author), mocking (one gay conservative was wealthy, so he was just greedy and evil), or in denial (the most prominent gay "bad guy" turned into a hideously ugly violent monster instead of being [[BeautyEqualsGoodness ever-so-pretty]] like all the good gays, er, guys).

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* Happens a WhateleyUniverse story, and the person doing it gets ''blasted'' by the target's grandmother for perpetuating negative stereotypes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', at the end of "Cripple Fight", Big Gay Al gives an inspiring speech about how he doesn't believe the government has the right to force the Scouts to accept homosexuals. A bewildered Gloria Allred quickly attacks Big Gay Al as being a homophobe.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', Master Shake is surprised to learn that Frylock is not amused by a JiveTurkey talking cellphone, despite the fact that Frylock is black. Or at least, [[ActorAllusion he sounds black]].

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\n[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]\n* The ''Webcomic/DayByDay'' cartoon outlined at the top of the page. It gets worse. It is later revealed that Damon is an orphan, causing Jan, the [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberal]] to declare that this explains why he's a Republican as he doesn't know ''how a black person'' is supposed to act. Did I mention they're now a [[OppositesAttract couple]]? That's after notable CharacterDevelopment on Jan's part. Her position as the cast's StrawLiberal has since been taken over by Skye.\n* The now defunct online comic ''QueerNation'' featured the examples of a black gay man who spoke at a Republican benefit and, during it, received superpowers; the "Lambda Rays" put him in blackface, a hobo suit, and apparently gave him the moniker "Uncle Tom". He immediately began dancing for the white crowd in front of him. An AuthorTract example of this trope in action.\n** Basically, this comic featured every possible level of hatred for the GayConservative possible. All examples were either racist (on the part of the author), mocking (one gay conservative was wealthy, so he was just greedy and evil), or in denial (the most prominent gay "bad guy" turned into a hideously ugly violent monster instead of being [[BeautyEqualsGoodness ever-so-pretty]] like all the good gays, er, guys).\n\n[[AC:WebOriginal]]\n* Happens a WhateleyUniverse story, and the person doing it gets ''blasted'' by the target's grandmother for perpetuating negative stereotypes.\n\n[[AC:WesternAnimation]]\n* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', at the end of "Cripple Fight", Big Gay Al gives an inspiring speech about how he doesn't believe the government has the right to force the Scouts to accept homosexuals. A bewildered Gloria Allred quickly attacks Big Gay Al as being a homophobe.\n* On ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', Master Shake is surprised to learn that Frylock is not amused by a JiveTurkey talking cellphone, despite the fact that Frylock is black. Or at least, [[ActorAllusion he sounds black]].\n[[/folder]]
13th Dec '15 5:11:35 PM 10-13-2
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Now, Alice picks one of these many groups, and simply assumes that because of that Bob has certain opinions, beliefs, even needs. If Bob doesn't agree, it's because Bob doesn't know what's good for him, or maybe doesn't even know what he really wants. She might even go so far as accusing him of being a CategoryTraitor. Or simply dismiss him as not being a ''real'' man/atheist/heterosexual/black/whatever. When a ''character'' does this kind of stereotyping, it is Straw Affiliation. When it's the ''author'' who does this, it's something else... typically a [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]], maybe in an AuthorTract.

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Now, Alice picks one of these many groups, and simply assumes that because of that Bob has certain opinions, beliefs, even needs. If Bob doesn't agree, it's because Bob doesn't know what's good for him, or maybe doesn't even know what he really wants. She might even go so far as accusing him of being a CategoryTraitor. Or simply dismiss him as not being a ''real'' man/atheist/heterosexual/black/whatever.

The specific attitude toward this type of person can vary depending on the real or supposed affiliation of their accuser. While someone of their same (superficial) group will probably play the "traitor" card, someone in a ''different'' group (or who has voluntarily joined a different group not because they wanted to, but because they felt they ''had'' to, which is itself an example of this trope) might well respond with resentment rather than disgust. A white moderate or [[WhiteGuilt (guilty-conscience)]] liberal, for example, might feel anger toward a conservative of color because of their [[NWordPrivileges supposed unfair advantage]]: "If ''I'' said the things ''you'' said, you people would call me a redneck!"

When a ''character'' does this kind of stereotyping, it is Straw Affiliation. When it's the ''author'' who does this, it's something else... typically a [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]], maybe in an AuthorTract.
9th Dec '15 3:34:14 PM FF32
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* [[{{Sonichu}} Chris-chan]] is known to rant about how people with Asperger's are "stealing the glory" of autistics ([[ItMakesSenseInContext to cut a long story short]], [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery he uses his autism to excuse his bad behavior, which is convenient since there's so much to excuse]]); because of this, he angrily insists that the two aren't related, and that this "fact" is his idea. To make things worse, [[ItsAllAboutMe he tends to act like he's the only autistic who's special, describing other autistics as "zombies" or "windows into hell"]]. Most people on the autism spectrum [[StopBeingStereotypical refuse to assosciate with him]].

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* [[{{Sonichu}} [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Chris-chan]] is known to rant about how people with Asperger's are "stealing the glory" of autistics ([[ItMakesSenseInContext to cut a long story short]], [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery he uses his autism to excuse his bad behavior, which is convenient since there's so much to excuse]]); because of this, he angrily insists that the two aren't related, and that this "fact" is his idea. To make things worse, [[ItsAllAboutMe he tends to act like he's the only autistic who's special, describing other autistics as "zombies" or "windows into hell"]]. Most people on the autism spectrum [[StopBeingStereotypical refuse to assosciate with him]].
26th Oct '15 4:35:23 AM imadmagician
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** On the flip side, due to clashes within the atheist community, as well as clashes between feminists and prominent atheists, atheists are apparently supposed to treat feminism as just as irrational as religion. However, in different cases, an atheist is supposed to automatically consider the feminist movement indisputably righteous, and to not be affiliated with anything related to pseudo-science or anything that deals with the supposed paranormal, [[NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus such as ghosts or aliens]].

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** On the flip side, due to clashes within the atheist community, as well as clashes between feminists and prominent atheists, atheists are apparently supposed to treat feminism as just as irrational as religion. However, in different cases, an atheist is supposed to automatically consider the feminist movement indisputably righteous, and to not be affiliated with anything related to pseudo-science or anything that deals with the supposed paranormal, [[NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus [[ScullySyndrome such as ghosts or aliens]].
9th Oct '15 5:24:19 PM Benjamin1986
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** Colin Powell got this as well his run as secretary of State under W.Bush. However, being a 4-star general beforehand tempered this somewhat.
24th Sep '15 4:49:20 PM R1ck
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* [[SarahPalin A famous mother of a child with Down Syndrome]] attacked ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for an episode in which Chris dated someone with it and then broke up with her when, in an unrelated twist having nothing to do with her Down Syndrome, [[BitchInSheepsClothing she turned out to be controlling, mean, and borderline abusive person]]. The actress herself has Down Syndrome, and said "In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life."
12th Sep '15 4:23:46 PM butterflygrrl
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Cardassians", the main characters do a creepy case of CondescendingCompassion by deciding Ruko's identity for him against his will, and then insisting that he's suffering from InternalizedCategorism because the identity they have chosen for him [[spoiler:and eventually condemned him to, by giving him away to the stranger Ben decided deserved him the most -- by virtue of being his biological father and the victim of a political conspiracy]] is one he hates.
8th Aug '15 12:07:32 PM imadmagician
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** Condoleezza Rice manages to be a [[TwoferTokenMinority black and female]] conservative. ''And'' she was a prominent member of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration, even moving up from National Security Advisor to Secretary of State between his first and second terms. Liberals are somewhat torn over whether she should be regarded as a symbol of progress or as just another evil Bush advisor.

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** Condoleezza Rice manages to be a [[TwoferTokenMinority black and female]] conservative. ''And'' she was a prominent member of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration, even moving up from National Security Advisor to Secretary of State between his first and second terms. Liberals are somewhat torn over whether she should be regarded as a symbol of progress or as just another evil Bush advisor.adviser.



** On the flip side, due to clashes within the atheist community, as well as clashes between feminists and prominent atheists, atheists are apparently supposed to treat feminism as just as irrational as religion.

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** On the flip side, due to clashes within the atheist community, as well as clashes between feminists and prominent atheists, atheists are apparently supposed to treat feminism as just as irrational as religion.
religion. However, in different cases, an atheist is supposed to automatically consider the feminist movement indisputably righteous, and to not be affiliated with anything related to pseudo-science or anything that deals with the supposed paranormal, [[NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus such as ghosts or aliens]].
8th May '15 8:58:20 PM nombretomado
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** Condoleezza Rice manages to be a [[TwoferTokenMinority black and female]] conservative. ''And'' she was a prominent member of GeorgeWBush's administration, even moving up from National Security Advisor to Secretary of State between his first and second terms. Liberals are somewhat torn over whether she should be regarded as a symbol of progress or as just another evil Bush advisor.

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** Condoleezza Rice manages to be a [[TwoferTokenMinority black and female]] conservative. ''And'' she was a prominent member of GeorgeWBush's UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration, even moving up from National Security Advisor to Secretary of State between his first and second terms. Liberals are somewhat torn over whether she should be regarded as a symbol of progress or as just another evil Bush advisor.
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