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23rd May '17 5:17:58 AM jormis29
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** Similarly, if you hear someone speaking with a Caribbean accent, most people assume that they're black - and are surprised if they're not. This actually happens with a lot of accents in general - for example, some people find it odd whenever they see someone speaking with a Brazilian accent and they are otherwise "white" looking and have blond hair. British (and white) actress Hayley Mills has remarked that when she was researching her role for her American film debut in Disney's ''{{Pollyanna}}'', she learned that in the book version Pollyanna had been a West Indian Creole and she briefly considered cultivating the proper accent - but then realized that American audiences would find it ridiculous and went with her natural accent instead.

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** Similarly, if you hear someone speaking with a Caribbean accent, most people assume that they're black - and are surprised if they're not. This actually happens with a lot of accents in general - for example, some people find it odd whenever they see someone speaking with a Brazilian accent and they are otherwise "white" looking and have blond hair. British (and white) actress Hayley Mills Creator/HayleyMills has remarked that when she was researching her role for her American film debut in Disney's ''{{Pollyanna}}'', ''Film/{{Pollyanna}}'', she learned that in the book version Pollyanna had been a West Indian Creole and she briefly considered cultivating the proper accent - but then realized that American audiences would find it ridiculous and went with her natural accent instead.
21st May '17 6:47:42 PM thevideogameempire
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** On the flipside there are quite a few people who are surprised to see that there Afro-Latinos, not realizing that Latin America actually received many more slaves than North America did. And from Belize in the North to Columbia in the South there is a quite large population of mixed African and indigenous descent, some of whom speak (Creole) English and some of whom speak indigenous languages with Spanish actually a rather uncommon language among them. Most of those people were not brought there as slaves but are either (descendants of) "maroons" (escaped slaves) or free laborers that were brought in the 19th century from places like Jamaica to help build railroads or work on banana farms.

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** On the flipside there are quite a few people who are surprised to see that there are Afro-Latinos, not realizing that Latin America actually received many more slaves than North America did. And from Belize in the North to Columbia in the South there is a quite large population of mixed African and indigenous descent, some of whom speak (Creole) English and some of whom speak indigenous languages with Spanish actually a rather uncommon language among them. Most of those people were not brought there as slaves but are either (descendants of) "maroons" (escaped slaves) or free laborers that were brought in the 19th century from places like Jamaica to help build railroads or work on banana farms.
21st May '17 2:32:33 AM erforce
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** In ''MaxPayne2'' Mona Sax shows up alive after having been shot in the head in the first game, and Max later survives being shot in the head and then falling several stories into a pit on a construction site.

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** In ''MaxPayne2'' ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne'' Mona Sax shows up alive after having been shot in the head in the first game, and Max later survives being shot in the head and then falling several stories into a pit on a construction site.
16th May '17 3:45:39 PM Caps-luna
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** According to the United States Government, Latinos aren't considered a race anymore. Most government studies showed that groups of people all considered Latino were nearly as genetically diverse as groups of similar sizes composed of completely different races. On the current Census form one currently checks off their race and ''then'' checks if they consider themselves Latino. Most American businesses, colleges, and other organizations have also adopted this format.
16th May '17 12:00:42 AM Kotomikun
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* [[CatUpATree Cats getting stuck in trees]] is not really a thing. In fiction, it's seemingly a universal law that if a cat climbs a tree, it won't know how to get down, so it must be rescued by a superhero or the fire department. Real cats are perfectly capable of climbing up ''and'' down trees--only being able to climb up would be problematic in the wild, with no humans to help them get back down--and even if this were a real problem, bothering the fire department about it would be a bit silly. (Cats do often climb trees and then stubbornly stay up there, ignoring their owner's attempts to convince them to climb down, contributing to the myth.)
12th May '17 9:13:41 PM jabberwocky1996
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** Callie Hernandez of ''Film/LaLaLand'' and ''Film/AlienCovenant'' fame [[http://media2.whosaystatic.com/939514/939514_770.jpg looks like she could]] [[http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Premiere+Lionsgate+La+La+Land+Arrivals+g07pnVoxA4hx.jpg pass for a white woman]].
7th May '17 5:48:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The United States is by no means the only country to have a large immigrant population, yet many people will assume that writers [[CreatorsApathy just didn't care]] and made an error whenever [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign a character's last name is from a language not spoken in their country]]. In reality, people move around ''a lot'' in today's world, and so, a Frenchman having a German last name, or a Malaysian having a Chinese name, or many other such permutations, would not only be normal, but would pass totally without comment in such countries! And [[BlackVikings this didn't just start yesterday]]. One of the "founding fathers" of the European Union was a Frenchman by the name of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schuman Robert Schuman]] - a name that couldn't be more German if you tried. The Alsace/Lorraine region where Schuman's father (and last name) originated has been German, then French then German and now French again throughout its history and thus names that sound of the respectively other country are nothing out of the ordinary. Similarly, ethnic Chinese have formed minorities throughout Southeast Asia for centuries and you will find (the descendants of) Indian or Chinese contract laborers throughout much of the Americas and Africa dating back to the mid to late 19th century.

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* The United States is by no means the only country to have a large immigrant population, yet many people will assume that writers [[CreatorsApathy just didn't care]] care and made an error whenever [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign a character's last name is from a language not spoken in their country]]. In reality, people move around ''a lot'' in today's world, and so, a Frenchman having a German last name, or a Malaysian having a Chinese name, or many other such permutations, would not only be normal, but would pass totally without comment in such countries! And [[BlackVikings this didn't just start yesterday]]. One of the "founding fathers" of the European Union was a Frenchman by the name of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schuman Robert Schuman]] - a name that couldn't be more German if you tried. The Alsace/Lorraine region where Schuman's father (and last name) originated has been German, then French then German and now French again throughout its history and thus names that sound of the respectively other country are nothing out of the ordinary. Similarly, ethnic Chinese have formed minorities throughout Southeast Asia for centuries and you will find (the descendants of) Indian or Chinese contract laborers throughout much of the Americas and Africa dating back to the mid to late 19th century.
23rd Apr '17 8:29:33 PM Golondrina
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** Similarly, there is also the fact of female abusers, as most tend to assume that AllAbusersAreMale, thus female abusers (and rapists, on the subject of above) don't exist and, more often than not, males are usually portrayed as abusers and having the ability to do harm, while females are not. Likewise, there's the concept that men cannot suffer abuse or be victimized sexually.

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** Similarly, there is also the fact of female abusers, as most tend to assume that AllAbusersAreMale, thus female abusers (and rapists, on the subject of above) don't exist and, more often than not, males men are usually portrayed as abusers and having the ability to do harm, while females women are not. Likewise, there's the concept that men cannot suffer abuse or be victimized sexually.
23rd Apr '17 8:28:35 PM Golondrina
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** Similarly, a lot of people intent on maintaining the "purity" of certain cultures and who accuse others of "Cultural appropriation" are often unaware to where some of these things came from originally. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that is all we will say.]]
23rd Apr '17 3:22:01 PM Golondrina
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** Another good example is GuillermoDelToro - he's Mexican, but some people don't actually believe it when they look at him.

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** Another good example is GuillermoDelToro Creator/GuillermoDelToro - he's Mexican, but some people don't actually believe it when they look at him.
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