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1st Oct '17 5:40:01 AM DesertDragon
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* Music/{{Eminem}} was the one white guy in the rap group D12. We might think of him as leader of the group nowadays, but in their underground days he was just another member before making it big. He was also the Token White artist on Music/DrDre's Aftermath label.
30th Sep '17 10:38:55 AM nombretomado
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* Heather Morris, before she played Brittany on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', was the token white among Creator/{{Beyonce}}'s backup dancers, and she can be seen in many live performances of "Single Ladies". When Heather left to do ''Glee'', Beyonce joked that she was losing her white girl.

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* Heather Morris, before she played Brittany on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', was the token white among Creator/{{Beyonce}}'s Music/{{Beyonce}}'s backup dancers, and she can be seen in many live performances of "Single Ladies". When Heather left to do ''Glee'', Beyonce joked that she was losing her white girl.
9th Sep '17 1:31:59 PM Robbyn
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* Zoey from ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''.

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* Zoey from ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''. The only one in the show (besides her mother, who only appears in one episode.)
8th Sep '17 2:42:37 PM wuggles
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* The Creator/PBSKids cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MayaAndMiguel'' is so intent on being diverse that their [[TwoferTokenMinority token white friend only has one arm.]] He was born that way, probably to keep cynical older viewers from wondering if he had to cut it off himself to be included in the group.

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* The Creator/PBSKids cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MayaAndMiguel'' is so intent on being diverse that their [[TwoferTokenMinority token white friend only has one arm.]] He was born that way, probably to keep cynical older viewers from wondering if he had to cut it off himself to be included in the group.]]
31st Aug '17 8:04:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Richie from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' was Virgil Hawkins's sidekick, and the only white member of the principal cast. Although he's still a minority, too: the character he was based off from the comic was gay, and DwayneMcDuffie had [[WordOfGay stated animated Richie was gay, too.]] They [[AnimationAgeGhetto couldn't actually show it on the show]], though.

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* Richie from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' was Virgil Hawkins's sidekick, and the only white member of the principal cast. Although he's still a minority, too: the character he was based off from the comic was gay, and DwayneMcDuffie Creator/DwayneMcDuffie had [[WordOfGay stated animated Richie was gay, too.]] They [[AnimationAgeGhetto couldn't actually show it on the show]], though.
16th Aug '17 7:05:50 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In 2004, four Wrestling/RingOfHonor wrestlers went rogue and invaded IWA Puerto Rico. Monsta Mack, Dan Maff, Homicide and BJ Whitmer. Whitmer was the only one who wasn't Puerto Rican and the only one 'white' by the standards of his era.[[/folder]]


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* In 2004, four Wrestling/RingOfHonor wrestlers went rogue and invaded IWA Puerto Rico. Monsta Mack, Dan Maff, Homicide and BJ Whitmer. Whitmer was the only one who wasn't Puerto Rican and the only one 'white' by the standards of his era.era.
* 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.
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1st Jul '17 10:21:37 AM JoeDavis
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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 Owens, 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 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 Owens, Owen, were popular enough to ''host'' the show after their respective seasons (the most popular comics in a season get to host the next).
1st Jul '17 10:19:42 AM JoeDavis
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* Creator/JimCarrey and Kelly Coffield were the token whites for ''Series/InLivingColor''. Carrey at least earned an audition for being Damon Wayans' friend rather than simply the need for a white castmember.

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* Creator/JimCarrey and Kelly Coffield (and later Alexandra Wentworth and Jay Leggett) were the token whites for ''Series/InLivingColor''. Carrey at least earned an audition for being Damon Wayans' friend rather than simply the need for a white castmember.
10th Apr '17 1:41:15 PM Golondrina
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* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Polaris Psyche is this among the Smurfs, since all Psyches have Caucasian-colored skin.

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* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Polaris Psyche is this among the Smurfs, since all Psyches have Caucasian-colored white-colored skin.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Sasha is the only one of the Detention Kids to be Caucasian.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Sasha is the only one of the Detention Kids to be Caucasian.white.



* The casting in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' invokes this trope (and RaceLift) by calling for King George III to be played by a Caucasian 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 this trope (and RaceLift) by calling for King George III to be played by a Caucasian 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.
4th Apr '17 4:03:58 AM DesertDragon
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The CyclicTrope side of the TokenMinority. Many casts have evolved from having one minority member for posterity to the point where the majority consists of minorities, but the white [[PhenotypeStereotype blonde-and-blue-eyed]] portion of the audience will not be left out, either.

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The CyclicTrope side of the TokenMinority. Many casts A show might have evolved from having one minority member for posterity to the point where the majority consists of minorities, an all-minority cast, such as focusing on a black family or a MultinationalTeam, but the white [[PhenotypeStereotype blonde-and-blue-eyed]] portion of the audience will not be left out, either.
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