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24th Jul '16 5:49:00 PM Discar
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* ''Film/TropicThunder'': Inverted. Kirk Lazarus is an Australian playing a black man, and has to be constantly reminded by the actual black man Alpa Chino that he is not, in fact, black.
--> '''Kirk''': ''[to Tugg]'' What do you mean, ''you people''?\\
'''Alpa''': ''[to Kirk]'' What do '''you''' mean, ''you people''?\\
'''Kirk''': ''[still to Tugg]'' Huh!?
23rd Jul '16 1:32:19 PM nombretomado
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* The episode of ''YesDear'' where Jimmy became a housemate on ''BigBrother'' might qualify here. Although nothing offensive was said, when Jimmy asks the resident [[TwoferTokenMinority black, gay housemate]] his opinion on the attractiveness of a female housemate, he responds with "You know I'm gay, right?". Jimmy attempts to correct himself and restart the conversation by making a remark about one of the men's abs instead.

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* The episode of ''YesDear'' ''Series/YesDear'' where Jimmy became a housemate on ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' might qualify here. Although nothing offensive was said, when Jimmy asks the resident [[TwoferTokenMinority black, gay housemate]] his opinion on the attractiveness of a female housemate, he responds with "You know I'm gay, right?". Jimmy attempts to correct himself and restart the conversation by making a remark about one of the men's abs instead.
16th Jul '16 10:36:28 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Archer}}'' episode "Diversity Hire" has a lot of fun with [[ButNotTooBlack Lana]] getting this treatment from her coworkers because she views [[TwoferTokenMinority Conway]] as a possible [[TheMole mole]].

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* The ''{{Archer}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "Diversity Hire" has a lot of fun with [[ButNotTooBlack Lana]] getting this treatment from her coworkers because she views [[TwoferTokenMinority Conway]] as a possible [[TheMole mole]].
7th Jul '16 6:11:25 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* In ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' series, this happens in the first chapters of several books as an attempt to introduce the characters to new readers. Some of the forgotten attributes are forgivable, such as the girls momentarily forgetting that Stacey is diabetic, but others are completely baffling, such as somehow ''forgetting that Jessi is black''.
3rd Jun '16 11:55:35 PM karstovich2
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* 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 she herself is half-Jewish; the guest slinks off, mortified.

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* 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 she herself is half-Jewish; half-Jewish on her father's side (her maiden surname is the extraordinarily Jewish "Levinson"); the guest slinks off, mortified.
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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