History UsefulNotes / DeggansRule

24th Sep '17 10:52:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SecretsAndLies'' Hortense and her best friend have a conversation about their mothers that also passes the BechdelTest. The film does briefly mention Hortense's race when Cynthia [[spoiler:initially doesn't think it's possible that Hortense could be her daughter.]] The rest of the film is all about Cynthia, Hortense and Cynthia's family.

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* ''Film/SecretsAndLies'' Hortense and her best friend have a conversation about their mothers that also passes the BechdelTest.UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest. The film does briefly mention Hortense's race when Cynthia [[spoiler:initially doesn't think it's possible that Hortense could be her daughter.]] The rest of the film is all about Cynthia, Hortense and Cynthia's family.
31st Jul '17 4:05:36 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' was compliant with this rule for the last fifteen seasons of its run: After Chris Noth was controversially sacked in 1995, he was replaced with Benjamin Bratt, and from that point forward, there have always been at least two minority characters on the show. One of these was always Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, who joined the 27th Precinct in 1993 and stayed until the end.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' was compliant with this rule for the last fifteen seasons of its run: After Chris Noth Creator/ChrisNoth was controversially sacked in 1995, he was replaced with Benjamin Bratt, and from that point forward, there have always been at least two minority characters on the show. One of these was always Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, who joined the 27th Precinct in 1993 and stayed until the end.
25th Jul '17 7:55:47 PM Josef5678
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* Zig-zagged with ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Despite being built on it's lack of dialogue, show boasts a diverse voice cast primarily consisting of black and Asian actors, the latter of whom are almost always the voice of any Asian characters in the show (Jack, ironically, is played by the black Creator/PhilLamarr) with some episodes having predominantly or entirely nonwhite casts ("Jack's Sandals," "Young Jack In Africa"). The episode "Samurai vs. Samurai" features eleven straight minutes of combat and conversation between Jack and "Da Sa-Mo-Rai," a black man. However, most of the characters Jack faces who are played by actors of color are either monsters or robots, meaning they technically don't have a race per se; Aku, the only other reoccurring speaking role, is played by [[Creator/{{Mako}} a celebrated Japanese actor]], but is a monster created from pure concentrated evil.

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* Zig-zagged with ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Despite being built on it's its lack of dialogue, the show boasts a diverse voice cast primarily consisting of black and Asian actors, the latter of whom are almost always the voice of any Asian characters in the show (Jack, ironically, is played by the black Creator/PhilLamarr) with some episodes having predominantly or entirely nonwhite casts ("Jack's Sandals," "Young Jack In Africa"). The episode "Samurai vs. Samurai" features eleven straight minutes of combat and conversation between Jack and "Da Sa-Mo-Rai," a black man. However, most of the characters Jack faces who are played by actors of color are either monsters or robots, meaning they technically don't have a race per se; Aku, the only other reoccurring speaking role, is played by [[Creator/{{Mako}} a celebrated Japanese actor]], but is a monster created from pure concentrated evil.
24th Jul '17 10:31:08 PM NWolfman
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* Zig-zagged with ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Despite being built on it's lack of dialogue, show boasts a diverse voice cast primarily consisting of black and Asian actors, the latter of whom are almost always the voice of any Asian characters in the show (Jack, ironically, is played by the black Creator/PhilLamarr) with some episodes having predominantly or entirely nonwhite casts ("Jack's Sandals," "Young Jack In Africa"). The episode "Samurai vs. Samurai" features eleven straight minutes of combat and conversation between Jack and "Da Sa-Mo-Rai," a black man. However, most of the characters Jack faces who are played by actors of color are either monsters or robots, meaning they technically don't have a race per se; Aku, the only other reoccurring speaking role, is played by [[Creator/{{Mako}} a celebrated Japanese actor]], but is a monster created from pure concentrated evil.
3rd May '17 8:29:42 AM zoop
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* The ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Big Tall Wish", made in 1960, is arguably the ''first'' episode of an American TV series to pass this test. The episode is about a boxer who wins a fight because of a little boy's wish. The boxer and the little boy are both black, as is the majority of the cast, but the episode is not about race at all.
27th Mar '17 11:36:10 AM Viira
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* The cast of ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' includes two Egyptians (Ana and Pharah), two Japanese (Genji and Hanzo) and one character each of Chinese (Mei), Korean (D.Va), Indian (Symmetra), and Brazilian (Lúcio) ancestry.

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* The cast of ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' includes two Egyptians (Ana and Pharah), two Japanese (Genji and Hanzo) Hanzo), two Latinos (Reaper and Sombra) and one character each of Chinese (Mei), Korean (D.Va), Indian (Symmetra), and Brazilian (Lúcio) ancestry.
5th Jan '17 12:18:43 PM PPPSSC
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' features a black sidekick and an Indian love interest for the main character in a musical comedy set in a pseudo-European medieval fantasy location.
5th Jan '17 12:12:49 PM PPPSSC
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has BlackAndNerdy AJ, AsianAirhead Trixie, and eventually the east-Asian Sanjay.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has BlackAndNerdy AJ, AsianAirhead Trixie, and eventually the east-Asian south-Asian Sanjay.
24th Dec '16 10:54:12 PM PPPSSC
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* The MadeForTVMovie ''Film/TheMistleTones'' features three non-white characters in its main cast, including the protagonist, and never mentions race.


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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' has at least three characters of various non-white backgrounds among its five human leads, and the show doesn't mention race much at all.
24th Dec '16 9:21:30 PM Josef5678
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** Two members of the PowerTrio introduced in Film/TheForceAwakens'' consist of Finn, who's black, and Poe, who's played by a Latino actor.

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** Two members of the PowerTrio introduced in Film/TheForceAwakens'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' consist of Finn, who's black, and Poe, who's played by a Latino actor.
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