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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)
30th May '16 9:01:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TransformersArmada'' had token Hispanic Carlos. The fact that his catchphrase was "holy frijoles" should tell you how badly that turned out.

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* ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' had token Hispanic Carlos. The fact that his catchphrase was "holy frijoles" should tell you how badly that turned out.
19th May '16 8:10:42 PM erforce
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* Lampshaded on ''Series/{{Community}}'' (which actually did have a very diverse cast). Elroy Patashnik was introduced in Season 6 after Troy and Shirley, the series' other two major black characters, had both departed the show. One episode had a scene where he addressed his status as the sole black member of the group and stated that he would not allow himself to be treated like a token, saying "I'm nobody's fourth [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbuster]]."

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* Lampshaded on ''Series/{{Community}}'' (which actually did have a very diverse cast). Elroy Patashnik was introduced in Season 6 after Troy and Shirley, the series' other two major black characters, had both departed the show. One episode had a scene where he addressed his status as the sole black member of the group and stated that he would not allow himself to be treated like a token, saying "I'm nobody's fourth [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbuster]]."



* The WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters team was compiled of all minorities. Roland a black man, Eduardo a Hispanic, Garrett a white guy in a wheel chair and Kylie a "{{Goth}}" chick. Egon was the only non-minority but he didn't always go out with the team, but held a figure head position. Their receptionist, Janine Melnitz is AmbiguouslyJewish (considering her last name). The original animated series, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', had the movie version of the team so there is only a token black guy instead of a whole token team.

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* The WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' team was compiled of all minorities. Roland a black man, Eduardo a Hispanic, Garrett a white guy in a wheel chair and Kylie a "{{Goth}}" chick. Egon was the only non-minority but he didn't always go out with the team, but held a figure head position. Their receptionist, Janine Melnitz is AmbiguouslyJewish (considering her last name). The original animated series, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', had the movie version of the team so there is only a token black guy instead of a whole token team.
18th May '16 8:33:08 AM NemesisDM4
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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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