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29th Sep '16 12:10:20 PM Dark_Lord_
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* Almost every team of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' consists of three white people and one black person and one person of Asian descent to form the token minorities.
20th Sep '16 10:09:52 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* Rajesh "Raj" Koothrappali of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' was born and raised in New Delhi, a reference to his actor, Kunal Nayyar, having spent most of his life growing up in the city.
31st Jul '16 2:49:45 PM nombretomado
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* Under the "women as minorities" category (which, in superhero comics, they definitely were until much later and in many books still are) every superhero team used to have [[TheSmurfettePrinciple exactly one female member]]. ComicBook/TheAvengers had ComicBook/TheWasp (later replaced by the ComicBook/ScarletWitch), the ComicBook/FantasticFour had the Invisible Girl (later Invisible Woman), the ComicBook/JusticeLeague had ComicBook/WonderWoman (or the ComicBook/BlackCanary, [[RetCon depending on when you asked]]), the Comicbook/TeenTitans had Comicbook/WonderGirl, the original ComicBook/XMen had [[ComicBook/JeanGrey Marvel Girl]], and the second team of X-Men had ComicBook/{{Storm}} (who was also, for quite a while, the only black X-Man. She joined the team along with Sunfire, a Japanese man who left almost immediately, and Thunderbird, a Native American man who died almost immediately, making her also the only active non-Caucasian X-Man for a good while). All those teams except the FF tend to have more female members these days (though the JLA goes through periods of focusing on [[DCComics D.C.'s]] "Big 7" wherein Wonder Woman is the only female member) and some have gone through stretches where the women outnumbered the men.

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* Under the "women as minorities" category (which, in superhero comics, they definitely were until much later and in many books still are) every superhero team used to have [[TheSmurfettePrinciple exactly one female member]]. ComicBook/TheAvengers had ComicBook/TheWasp (later replaced by the ComicBook/ScarletWitch), the ComicBook/FantasticFour had the Invisible Girl (later Invisible Woman), the ComicBook/JusticeLeague had ComicBook/WonderWoman (or the ComicBook/BlackCanary, [[RetCon depending on when you asked]]), the Comicbook/TeenTitans had Comicbook/WonderGirl, the original ComicBook/XMen had [[ComicBook/JeanGrey Marvel Girl]], and the second team of X-Men had ComicBook/{{Storm}} (who was also, for quite a while, the only black X-Man. She joined the team along with Sunfire, a Japanese man who left almost immediately, and Thunderbird, a Native American man who died almost immediately, making her also the only active non-Caucasian X-Man for a good while). All those teams except the FF tend to have more female members these days (though the JLA goes through periods of focusing on [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics D.C.'s]] "Big 7" wherein Wonder Woman is the only female member) and some have gone through stretches where the women outnumbered the men.
27th Jun '16 7:15:46 PM Adept
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* On ''Series/TheBachelor'' and ''TheBachelorette'', every season will typically have one or two minority contestants who never win and rarely even get close to winning. These contestants also frequently fall into ButNotTooBlack.

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* On ''Series/TheBachelor'' and ''TheBachelorette'', ''The Bachelorette'', every season will typically have one or two minority contestants who never win and rarely even get close to winning. These contestants also frequently fall into ButNotTooBlack.
26th Jun '16 6:17:25 PM mizorefan
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* In the cat video series ''WebVideo/TheSixCatsParade'', Rico is the only black cat (and the only without white color) of the group in contrast with his three black and white and one siamese siblings and his mother, which is a gray and white cat.
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23rd Jun '16 5:08:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In order to have some racial diversity in the cast of ''BionicSix'' (despite the main characters all being related), the Bennetts were given two adopted sons who were African American and Japanese respectively.

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* In order to have some racial diversity in the cast of ''BionicSix'' ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' (despite the main characters all being related), the Bennetts were given two adopted sons who were African American and Japanese respectively.
19th Jun '16 8:59:06 PM GeorgeT-SLC
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However, can this be TruthInTelevision in cases where the prevalence of the minority, combined with the size of the cast and the demographics of the setting make it genuinely unlikely that there will be more than one member of the minority present (not that this would justify stereotypes, but it would justify having only one minority). For instance, a show set in rural Maine would strain credulity if its cast of five main characters included multiple racial minorities (simply because rural Maine is overwhelmingly white), and a show set in the American Bible Belt would have a hard time convincingly justifying multiple self-professed atheists in a cast of ten (unless a major theme of the show is nonconformity or religious/atheist tensions).

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However, can this can be TruthInTelevision in cases where the prevalence of the minority, combined with the size of the cast and the demographics of the setting make it genuinely unlikely that there will be more than one member of the minority present (not that this would justify stereotypes, but it would justify having only one minority). For instance, a show set in rural Maine would strain credulity if its cast of five main characters included multiple racial minorities (simply because rural Maine is overwhelmingly white), and a show set in the American Bible Belt would have a hard time convincingly justifying multiple self-professed atheists in a cast of ten (unless a major theme of the show is nonconformity or religious/atheist tensions).
6th Jun '16 6:32:18 AM DeathsApprentice
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the South Asian Maheswarans and Ghanian-American Pizza family. There's also AmbiguouslyBrown Garnet and Lars.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the South Asian Maheswarans and Ghanian-American Pizza family. There's also AmbiguouslyBrown Garnet and Lars.
4th Jun '16 1:00:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* Of the four player characters in the Konami arcade shoot-'em-up SunsetRiders, Cormano is the only Mexican. The other three are blond white cowboys.
* [[BadassNormal Sig]] in ''JakAndDaxter'' is apparently the only black guy on ''the entire freakin' planet'', including the [=NPCs=] that just wander around.
* Chains from ''PaydayTheHeist'' is the team black guy.

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* Of the four player characters in the Konami arcade shoot-'em-up SunsetRiders, ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'', Cormano is the only Mexican. The other three are blond white cowboys.
* [[BadassNormal Sig]] in ''JakAndDaxter'' ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' is apparently the only black guy on ''the entire freakin' planet'', including the [=NPCs=] that just wander around.
* Chains from ''PaydayTheHeist'' ''VideoGame/PaydayTheHeist'' is the team black guy.



* In NightTrap, SCAT has both a token black guy and a token woman (if you don't count Kelly).
* In ''{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', Lisa Silverman is the token white girl of a Japanese high school, much to her annoyance.

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* In NightTrap, ''VideoGame/NightTrap'', SCAT has both a token black guy and a token woman (if you don't count Kelly).
* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', Lisa Silverman is the token white girl of a Japanese high school, much to her annoyance.
1st Jun '16 8:30:06 AM JamesAustin
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** On SmackDown!, it doesn't even go that far. There's the British/Moroccan [[Wrestling/{{LayCool}} Layla]] who seems to be filling in for black [[http://wrestlecrap.com/sbt%20files/sbt-laylafigure/extreme-expose.jpg despite being paler than some of the more tan-addicted Divas]] and the Latino Rosa Mendes, that's it.

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** On SmackDown!, ''[=SmackDown=]'', it doesn't even go that far. There's the British/Moroccan [[Wrestling/{{LayCool}} Layla]] Wrestling/{{Layla}} who seems to be filling in for black [[http://wrestlecrap.com/sbt%20files/sbt-laylafigure/extreme-expose.jpg despite being paler than some of the more tan-addicted Divas]] and the Latino Rosa Mendes, Wrestling/RosaMendes, that's it.



** Latina - Rosa Mendes, The Wrestling/BellaTwins (half-Mexican, half-Italian), Wrestling/EvaMarie, [=JoJo=], Wrestling/AJLee (Puerto Rican)

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** Latina - Rosa Mendes, Wrestling/RosaMendes, The Wrestling/BellaTwins (half-Mexican, half-Italian), Wrestling/EvaMarie, [=JoJo=], Wrestling/AJLee (Puerto Rican)
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