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8th Jan '17 8:48:29 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Like many prey animals in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', rabbit Judy Hopps initially buys into the theory that predators are predominantly dangerous and might have savage, aggressive urges they are simply unable to control. But she assures her new friend Nick Wilde (a fox) that she doesn't see him that way because, "You're not like them." The fallout is quick and painful for her. Her attitude was foreshadowed much earlier with a more downplayed and comedic example, where she commented on how Nick was an "articulate fella".

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* Like many prey animals in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', rabbit Judy Hopps initially buys into the theory that predators are predominantly dangerous and might have savage, aggressive urges they are simply unable to control. But she assures her new friend Nick Wilde (a fox) that she doesn't see him that way because, "You're not like them." them". The fallout is quick and painful for her. Her attitude was foreshadowed much earlier with a more downplayed and comedic example, where she commented on how Nick was an "articulate fella".



-->'''Castro''': [[SarcasmMode Sí, señor. But I have to go feed the donkey. Put on a big sombrero and go sleep underneath a tree.]] You racist Irish drunk.

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-->'''Castro''': [[SarcasmMode Sí, señor. But I have to go feed the donkey. Put donkey, put on a big sombrero and go sleep underneath a tree.]] You tree]], you racist Irish drunk.
26th Dec '16 8:32:14 AM Powoga
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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Divisive US presidential candidate]] [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald Trump]] congratulated Sadiq Khan's election as Mayor of London in 2016 by claiming that Khan would be exempted from Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. Trump has had a long series of [[RefugeInAudacity over-the-top comments and accusations]] and his congratulation of Khan indicated that Trump saw Khan as this trope.

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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Divisive US presidential candidate]] candidate [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald Trump]] congratulated Sadiq Khan's election as Mayor of London in 2016 by claiming that Khan would be exempted from Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. Trump has had a long series of [[RefugeInAudacity over-the-top comments and accusations]] and his congratulation of Khan indicated that Trump saw Khan as this trope.
25th Dec '16 5:19:55 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Compare PositiveDiscrimination. May lead to SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX, wince-inducing as the combination of the two usually is. Or even BoomerangBigot, when the minority in question invokes this.

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Compare PositiveDiscrimination.PositiveDiscrimination and NotLikeOtherGirls. May lead to SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX, wince-inducing as the combination of the two usually is. Or even BoomerangBigot, when the minority in question invokes this.
25th Dec '16 5:16:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Andalites are very prejudiced against the disabled, or ''vecols'', and expect them to live lives of quiet isolation so as not to bring shame to their families. In one book, the main characters discover a famous Andalite AcePilot who was permanently crippled in his last mission and is hiding out on Earth. Ax makes bigoted remarks about him throughout the whole book and even gripes about having to rescue him. But in the end, when they finally meet face to face, Ax promises to "remember him as he was", or to pretend the pilot died in battle instead of becoming a vecol. This is intended as and is taken as a great compliment.
* In ''A Grief Observed'', Creator/CSLewis's memoir of the aftermath of his wife's death, he mentions having told her once that his relationship with her felt more like his friendships with other men than any other relationship he'd ever had with a woman. She had to point out to him that it's a bit insulting if the highest compliment you can pay to a woman is that she's almost like a man and asked what he'd think if she started praising him for his "feminine virtues". He was convinced.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Andalites are very prejudiced against the disabled, or ''vecols'', and expect them to live lives of quiet isolation so as not to bring shame to their families. In one book, the main characters discover a famous Andalite AcePilot who was permanently crippled in his last mission and is hiding out on Earth. Ax makes bigoted remarks about him throughout the whole book and even gripes about having to rescue him. But in the end, when they finally meet face to face, Ax promises to "remember him as he was", or to pretend the pilot died in battle instead of becoming a vecol. This is intended as and is taken as a great compliment.
* In ''A Grief Observed'', Creator/CSLewis's memoir of the aftermath of his wife's death, he mentions having told her once that his relationship with her felt more like his friendships with other men than any other relationship he'd ever had with a woman. She had to point out to him that it's a bit insulting if the highest compliment you can pay to a woman is that she's almost like a man and asked what he'd think if she started praising him for his "feminine virtues". He was convinced.
compliment.[[/folder]]
4th Dec '16 7:08:24 PM lucy24
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* ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'' -- 7 minutes in. "You are a credit to your race," said by Viktor to Lucian. Probably done deliberately to highlight his twisted father/son relationship with Lucian

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* ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'' -- 7 minutes in. "You In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[ArtificialHuman Bishop]] uses a [[YouKeepUsingThatWord fantastic]] non-malicious version after Ripley [[spoiler:disposes of the Alien Queen.]] For the sake of context, Ripley has made it very clear she hates and despises synthetics, especially after another unit from the same line as Bishop went bad on [[{{Film/Alien}} her previous mission]].
-->'''Bishop:''' Not bad for a human.
* In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', Raoul Duke describes Doctor Gonzo, his lawyer/partner in crime as being very important to him "in spite of his racial handicap" while the man is sitting right next to him. Gonzo is tripping too many balls to care.
* The original ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'' is built around this trope ''without realizing it''. Him: brilliant doctor, winner of any number of awards, short-listed for Nobel prize. Her: white. That makes them equal.
* Spoofed in the Creator/WoodyAllen flick ''Film/{{Scoop}}''; Allen's character says those exact words to so many people he meets it's practically his CatchPhrase, never mind that all of those people
are white, British aristocrats.
* The main character of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film ''Film/ASoldiersStory'' is a black Army Captain (not to be confused with a Captain in armed anarchist groups during the Russian Revolution), which at the time was utterly unheard of, as the Army was still segregated at this point. He was sent to an base in Louisiana to investigate the murder of a black sergeant. The Colonel of the base clearly doesn't want him there, but has orders to comply and gives the captain this speech before he begins his investigation:
--> '''Colonel:''' Remember, you're the first colored officer most of these men ever seen. The Army expects you to set an example for the colored troops... and be
a credit to your race," said by Viktor to Lucian. Probably done deliberately to highlight his twisted father/son relationship with Lucianrace.



* The main character of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film ''Film/ASoldiersStory'' is a black Army Captain (not to be confused with a Captain in armed anarchist groups during the Russian Revolution), which at the time was utterly unheard of, as the Army was still segregated at this point. He was sent to an base in Louisiana to investigate the murder of a black sergeant. The Colonel of the base clearly doesn't want him there, but has orders to comply and gives the captain this speech before he begins his investigation:
--> '''Colonel:''' Remember, you're the first colored officer most of these men ever seen. The Army expects you to set an example for the colored troops... and be a credit to your race.



* Spoofed in the Creator/WoodyAllen flick ''Film/{{Scoop}}''; Allen's character says those exact words to so many people he meets it's practically his CatchPhrase, never mind that all of those people are white, British aristocrats.



* In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', Raoul Duke describes Doctor Gonzo, his lawyer/partner in crime as being very important to him "in spite of his racial handicap" while the man is sitting right next to him. Gonzo is tripping too many balls to care.



* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[ArtificialHuman Bishop]] uses a [[YouKeepUsingThatWord fantastic]] non-malicious version after Ripley [[spoiler:disposes of the Alien Queen.]] For the sake of context, Ripley has made it very clear she hates and despises synthetics, especially after another unit from the same line as Bishop went bad on [[{{Film/Alien}} her previous mission]].
-->'''Bishop:''' Not bad for a human.

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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[ArtificialHuman Bishop]] uses ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'' -- 7 minutes in. "You are a [[YouKeepUsingThatWord fantastic]] non-malicious version after Ripley [[spoiler:disposes of the Alien Queen.]] For the sake of context, Ripley has made it very clear she hates and despises synthetics, especially after another unit from the same line as Bishop went bad on [[{{Film/Alien}} her previous mission]].
-->'''Bishop:''' Not bad for a human.
credit to your race," said by Viktor to Lucian. Probably done deliberately to highlight his twisted father/son relationship with Lucian
28th Nov '16 10:14:03 AM StFan
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25th Oct '16 4:01:53 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Downplayed but in AdventuresOfTheGummiBears, Cavin (and to some extent, Calla) is given the trust of many Gummis but outside of the Glen Gummis, none of them really seem to change their opinion of humans in general even as they come to trust Cavin with their lives.
13th Oct '16 9:11:08 PM Teakay
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** In an anecdote in ''Schindler's List'' (the book), Himmler complained that every single German who was otherwise on board with genocide seemed to have an exceptional Jewish friend.
10th Sep '16 7:24:47 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AnotherAGameForSocialChange'': {{Discussed}}. Jeff, your co-worker, goes, "You're a credit to your... y'know...", implying the phrase.
10th Aug '16 7:47:29 PM CL
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Legends, part 1"

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* A ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' story had a Caucasian police sergeant get roped into helping fight off an invasion of the African country of Wakanda, leading one character to comment that he is not completely useless-for a scrawny white man.

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* A ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' story had a Caucasian police sergeant get roped into helping fight off an invasion of the African country of Wakanda, leading one character to comment that he is not completely useless-for useless--for a scrawny white man.
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