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20th Apr '16 8:05:40 PM MBI
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** Granted she really didn't know that Willow had come out as a lesbian.

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** Granted she really didn't know * In ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', the Granthams hold the wedding ceremony for their cousins' daughter, who is marrying a Jewish man. One of the guests commends them for "putting on a brave face" in front of such ghastly race-mixing. Lady Grantham reminds her that Willow had come out as a lesbian.she herself is half-Jewish; the guest slinks off, mortified.
17th Feb '16 4:25:55 PM ladyofprocrastination
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* In the ''Comicbook/SecretWars2015'' PoliceProcedural tie-in ''Thors'', [[Comicbook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Thor]] makes a rude comment about "muties" and their unwillingness to cooperate with the police, prompting [[Comicbook/{{Storm}} Stormborn]] to remind him that "You know you're standing right next to a mutie, right?" [[{{Anvilicious}} Giving the line to the only black character in the comic makes the subtext even more obvious.]]
12th Feb '16 7:00:49 PM td1989
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** Granted she really didn't know that Willow had come out as a lesbian.
7th Feb '16 8:49:22 PM jormis29
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* In the original UK version of ''QueerAsFolk'', Nathan moans that his best friend wouldn't understand what he's going through because she's straight; she snaps, "I'm black. And I'm a girl. Try that for a week."
* Similarly, Jake in ''{{Becker}}'':

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* In the original UK version of ''QueerAsFolk'', ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Nathan moans that his best friend wouldn't understand what he's going through because she's straight; she snaps, "I'm black. And I'm a girl. Try that for a week."
* Similarly, Jake in ''{{Becker}}'': ''Series/{{Becker}}'':



* One episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' featured a racist scout leader for Max. During a discussion of how one can tell how different marks on an animal show whether they're aggressive, the scout leader compares it to how a cute blonde would be less suspicious than a Mexican. George responds by reminding him that ''he's'' Mexican.

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* One episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' featured a racist scout leader for Max. During a discussion of how one can tell how different marks on an animal show whether they're aggressive, the scout leader compares it to how a cute blonde would be less suspicious than a Mexican. George responds by reminding him that ''he's'' Mexican.



* In an episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Dick has this happen to him multiple times in the same few minutes, so, in order to prevent it from happening to him again, he puts a sticky note on his secretary reading 'Nina is Black'. It was actually a running gag that the Solomons literally could not tell the difference, and eventually seemed to conclude the difference was entirely cultural. In one episode, Sally had to compare the color of the skin on her own arm to Nina's to remember if another person was black or not.
* In the Puppy episode of ''{{Ellen}}'' Ellen discusses coming out to her therapist, who is played by OprahWinfrey:

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* In an episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'', ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Dick has this happen to him multiple times in the same few minutes, so, in order to prevent it from happening to him again, he puts a sticky note on his secretary reading 'Nina is Black'. It was actually a running gag that the Solomons literally could not tell the difference, and eventually seemed to conclude the difference was entirely cultural. In one episode, Sally had to compare the color of the skin on her own arm to Nina's to remember if another person was black or not.
* In the Puppy episode of ''{{Ellen}}'' ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' Ellen discusses coming out to her therapist, who is played by OprahWinfrey:



* Once on ''TheDailyShow'', Aasif Mandvi interviewed a community leader who made anti-Muslim comments to his face. At one point he casually said, "You do know that I'm a Muslim, right?"

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* Once on ''TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheDailyShow'', Aasif Mandvi interviewed a community leader who made anti-Muslim comments to his face. At one point he casually said, "You do know that I'm a Muslim, right?"
6th Feb '16 8:56:46 AM TwilightLord
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* Happened in ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', though it wasn't the minority in question who actually used the trope. From ''Nickelodeon Guts #3'':
-->'''Jon''': I'm sorry I offended anybody with Down's syndrome, I am apt to do these things. Offend people. Barry, put in something else, like "Jew"!
-->'''Arin''': Please edit that, Barry, the only Jew of all of us!
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23rd Jan '16 11:43:32 AM nombretomado
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* In the film ''Film/TheJerk'', Navin (played by SteveMartin), after striking it rich, was talking to several financial advisers and people who wanted him to invest his new-found wealth. One guy was suggesting a housing/apartment complex and detailed that they would of course keep the "niggers" away. Navin, who was raised by a black family (oblivious to his own whiteness for decades), snapped at him, saying "Sir, you are talking to a nigger!" and proceeded to kick his ass with martial arts skills not shown before or after in the movie.

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* In the film ''Film/TheJerk'', Navin (played by SteveMartin), Creator/SteveMartin), after striking it rich, was talking to several financial advisers and people who wanted him to invest his new-found wealth. One guy was suggesting a housing/apartment complex and detailed that they would of course keep the "niggers" away. Navin, who was raised by a black family (oblivious to his own whiteness for decades), snapped at him, saying "Sir, you are talking to a nigger!" and proceeded to kick his ass with martial arts skills not shown before or after in the movie.
1st Jan '16 9:49:50 PM athelyna
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--> '''Winchester:''' How would you feel if your sister was marrying a swarthy, dark-haired olive picker?
--> '''Klinger:''' She did. And for you information, Major, so did my mother and my grandmother not to mention the future Mrs. Max Klinger, whoever she is!
28th Dec '15 1:25:36 PM Give1Take2
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** BigBad Loghain and TheDragon Ser Cauthrien can both admonish the Warden for [[spoiler: putting a stop to Loghain's slave-trading in the Denerim Alienage]] even if the Warden is an Elf, or even a City Elf from the Denerim Alienage. What possessed them to think that explaining the benefits of [[spoiler:selling elves into slavery]] would work on an [[EnslavedElves elf]] (especially an elf born and raised with family and friends in the affected alienage) is anybody's guess.

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** BigBad Loghain and TheDragon Ser Cauthrien can also both admonish the Warden for [[spoiler: putting a stop to Loghain's slave-trading in the Denerim Alienage]] even if the Warden is an Elf, or even elf--especially a City Elf from the Denerim Alienage. What possessed them to think that explaining the benefits of [[spoiler:selling elves into slavery]] would work on an [[EnslavedElves elf]] (especially an elf one born and raised with family and friends in the affected alienage) is anybody's guess.



* The trend continues with ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' where BoomerangBigot Sera badmouths elves ([[FantasticRacism especially]] those of the [[RacialRemnant Dalish culture]]) every chance she gets, even if you're playing a Dalish Elf--heck, even if you're playing a female Dalish Elf with whom she's in a romance. (Yes, she's aware that you're Dalish and/or an elf, and no, she's not concerned with how offended you may be.)
** If you bring Cassandra (a devout human Andrastian) to [[spoiler: the Temple of Mythal, and choose to honor the ancient elvhen rituals]], she will disdainfully ask "why are we wasting our time with this heathen nonsense?" even if you're playing a Dalish Elf, and even if you've made it clear before that you believe in the elven religion/gods.

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* The trend continues with ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' where BoomerangBigot Sera badmouths elves ([[FantasticRacism especially]] those of the [[RacialRemnant Dalish culture]]) every chance she gets, even if you're playing a Dalish Elf--heck, even if you're playing a female Dalish Elf with whom she's in a romance. who's romancing her. (Yes, she's aware that you're Dalish and/or an elf, and no, Dalish. No, she's not concerned with how offended you may be.)
** If you bring Cassandra (a devout human Andrastian) to [[spoiler: the Temple of Mythal, and choose to honor the ancient elvhen rituals]], she will disdainfully ask "why are we wasting our time with this heathen nonsense?" even if you're playing a Dalish Elf, and even if you've made it clear before that you believe in follow the elven religion/gods.religion.
** Mother Giselle is a very kind, accepting, open-minded woman. However, being a Chantry cleric, nearly every scrap of advice she has to give pertains to Chantry teachings and faith. It's a little awkward for any non-human Inquisitor, though a Dalish Inquisitor in particular can repeatedly point out, "You know I worship the elven gods, right?"
17th Dec '15 7:52:26 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', the title character gripes to UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington that Virginians are all alike (in that they're self-interested hypocrites). Washington sternly points out that he ''himself'' is a Virginian, so watch it.[[note]]At the time, Virginia was hugely wealthy and powerful, which is one reason why the capital was placed on its border.[[/note]]
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31st Oct '15 8:48:00 PM nombretomado
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* Downplayed in DCComics' ''{{Steel}}'': Natasha Irons says to her white friend, "Boris, in case you haven't noticed, I'm black", before realising that he's just [[TheDitz such a ditz]] it honestly hasn't occurred to him there's an unfortunate association in giving her a watermelon[[note]]An old American trope that the best way to portray a lazy Black slave or even freeman was to show a scrawny old slave, lounging on a porch, eating a watermelon. The "blacks love watermelon and fried chicken" idea is a well-worn staple of stereotypical humor[[/note]] as a gift.

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* Downplayed in DCComics' ''{{Steel}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}'': Natasha Irons says to her white friend, "Boris, in case you haven't noticed, I'm black", before realising that he's just [[TheDitz such a ditz]] it honestly hasn't occurred to him there's an unfortunate association in giving her a watermelon[[note]]An old American trope that the best way to portray a lazy Black slave or even freeman was to show a scrawny old slave, lounging on a porch, eating a watermelon. The "blacks love watermelon and fried chicken" idea is a well-worn staple of stereotypical humor[[/note]] as a gift.



* In ''QuantumAndWoody'' issue #4, Quantum is repeatedly called "noogie" (a substitute for the n-word) several times by a homeless street-dweller. Quantum, whose costume covers his entire face and body, asks the guy how he knows he's black. "You're '''black?''' [[TWordEuphemism S-Word!]]"

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* In ''QuantumAndWoody'' ''ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody'' issue #4, Quantum is repeatedly called "noogie" (a substitute for the n-word) several times by a homeless street-dweller. Quantum, whose costume covers his entire face and body, asks the guy how he knows he's black. "You're '''black?''' [[TWordEuphemism S-Word!]]"
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