History Main / TokenWhite

7th Apr '18 8:00:28 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Thuggin and Buggin Enterprises was central to a race baiting angle in WWE where Theodore Long would challenge white wrestlers to take on his clients such as Wrestling/DLOBrown, Rodney Mack and Wrestling/MarkHenry. When Christopher Nowinski said his Harvard education allowed him to identify with the black man's plight though, Long decided to give a white boy a chance.

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* Thuggin and Buggin Enterprises was central to a race baiting angle in WWE where [[Wrestling/TeddyLong Theodore Long Long]] would challenge white wrestlers to take on his clients such as Wrestling/DLOBrown, Rodney Mack and Wrestling/MarkHenry. When Christopher Nowinski said his Harvard education allowed him to identify with the black man's plight though, Long decided to give a white boy a chance.



* Rhett Titus often comes off this way in The Rebellion. [[ShapedLikeItself The Pantheon Of Gods]] began with a slight white majority but then after Wrestling/AustinAries left Titus and Kenny King kept going on their own for a good while before hooking up with Caprice Coleman, to form "The Cabinet". Then, suddenly protesting that they ever wanted to be called "The Cabinet" the brought in Shane Taylor and became The Rebellion, getting steadily blacker before Search And Destroy forced them to disband.[[/folder]]


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* Rhett Titus often comes off this way in The Rebellion. [[ShapedLikeItself The Pantheon Of Gods]] began with a slight white majority but then after Wrestling/AustinAries left Titus and Kenny King kept going on their own for a good while before hooking up with Caprice Coleman, to form "The Cabinet". Then, suddenly protesting that they ever wanted to be called "The Cabinet" the they brought in Shane Taylor and became The Rebellion, getting steadily blacker before Search And Destroy forced them to disband.[[/folder]]

15th Mar '18 1:23:08 AM Synchronicity
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* The casting in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' invokes this trope (and RaceLift) by calling for King George III to be played by a white man and nonwhite actors play all the other principals (who were historically white founding fathers, revolutionaries, etc.). Further reinforced by the music; George's oldschool Broadway/British Invasion-style pop songs clash with the musical's other hip-hop/R&B/jazz numbers, enforcing the idea that the colonies and the Old World have grown very different.

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* The casting in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' invokes enforces this trope (and RaceLift) by calling for King George III to be played by a white man and nonwhite actors play all the other principals (who were historically white founding fathers, revolutionaries, etc.). Further reinforced by the music; George's oldschool Broadway/British Invasion-style pop songs clash with the musical's other hip-hop/R&B/jazz numbers, enforcing the idea that the colonies and the Old World have grown very different.
21st Feb '18 3:11:53 AM Saveelich
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* Everett K. Ross (Creator/MartinFreeman) in ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}''. He's the only named white guy to fight on the good guys' side in the movie.

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* Everett K. Ross (Creator/MartinFreeman) in ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}''. He's the only named white guy to fight on the good guys' side in the movie. Amusingly, Ulysses Klaue (Creator/AndySerkis) is the only white guy on the bad guys' side, which has led to the "Tolkien White Guys" joke.[[note]]Both appeared in a J.R.R. Tolkien movie adaptation, ''Film/TheHobbit''[[/note]]
17th Feb '18 10:21:02 AM Saveelich
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* Everett K. Ross (Creator/MartinFreeman) in ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}''. He's the only named white guy to fight on the good guys' side in the movie.
14th Feb '18 8:46:49 AM madius
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* As part of {{Music/Prince}}'s goal to have a multi-ethnic, multi-gender band of musicians at all times, he did include at least one white member from time to time:
** Matt Fink spent 1978-1980 as one, until Lisa Coleman joined the band. Fink's tenure with Prince lasted in 1990, and that final year, he was the single white member of the band as well.
** Tommy Barbarella was part of The New Power Generation from 1992-1996.
** Candy Dulfer also spent time in The NPG from 2002-2004.
** Other stages of Prince's backing bands either featured no white performers, or several (Wendy & Lisa, and later, Eric Leeds, alongside Fink; 3RDEYEGIRL's tenure.)
17th Jan '18 4:56:45 AM DesertDragon
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* Standup comedy shows with almost entirely black comics tend to still have one white comic who minces no words lampshading this trope. On Creator/{{BET}}'s former comedy showcase ''Comicview'', two white comics, White Chocolate and Gary Owen, were popular enough to ''host'' the show after their respective seasons (the most popular comics in a season get to host the next). Gary Owen in particular has gone on to base his standup around being the Token White; he almost exclusively dated black women before marrying one, and he often jokes about being the only white guy wherever he's at.


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* Standup comedy shows with almost entirely black comics tend to still have one white comic who minces no words lampshading this trope. On Creator/{{BET}}'s former comedy showcase ''Comicview'', two white comics, White Chocolate and Gary Owen, were popular enough to ''host'' the show after their respective seasons (the most popular comics in a season get to host the next). Gary Owen in particular has gone on to base his standup around being the Token White; he almost exclusively dated black women before marrying one, and he often jokes about being the only white guy wherever he's at.
17th Jan '18 4:53:10 AM DesertDragon
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* Standup comedy shows with almost entirely black comics tend to have the one white, usually at the very end of the show. On Creator/{{BET}}'s former comedy showcase ''Comicview'', two white comics, White Chocolate and Gary Owen, were popular enough to ''host'' the show after their respective seasons (the most popular comics in a season get to host the next).

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* Standup comedy shows with almost entirely black comics tend to still have the one white, usually at the very end of the show.white comic who minces no words lampshading this trope. On Creator/{{BET}}'s former comedy showcase ''Comicview'', two white comics, White Chocolate and Gary Owen, were popular enough to ''host'' the show after their respective seasons (the most popular comics in a season get to host the next). Gary Owen in particular has gone on to base his standup around being the Token White; he almost exclusively dated black women before marrying one, and he often jokes about being the only white guy wherever he's at.
14th Jan '18 2:47:04 PM AdelePotter
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* ''Literature/TheHateUGive'' focuses on Starr, a black teenage girl, her family, and the other people living in Garden Heights, a mostly-black low income neighborhood. The only major white characters are Hailey, Starr's [[WithFriendsLikeThese "friend"]] from school, and Chris, Starr's boyfriend. [[spoiler:By the end, Chris has become this for Starr's group of friends, who have all warmed up to him, and he's accompanied by Maya, who's Asian, and thus a minority herself.]]
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30th Dec '17 8:46:08 PM WoolieWool
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* The album ''Standing on the Verge of Getting it On'' by Music/{{Funkadelic}} credits Ron Bykowski with "Lead and rhythm guitars, Polyester soul-powered token white devil".

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* The album ''Standing on the Verge of Getting it On'' by Music/{{Funkadelic}} [[Music/GeorgeClinton Funkadelic]] credits Ron Bykowski with "Lead and rhythm guitars, Polyester soul-powered token white devil".
30th Dec '17 8:44:41 PM WoolieWool
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* The album ''Standing on the Verge of Getting it On'' by Music/{{Funkadelic}} credits Ron Bykowski with "Lead and rhythm guitars, Polyester soul-powered token white devil".
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