History UsefulNotes / DeggansRule

27th Dec '17 4:33:01 PM DeathsApprentice
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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', only three of the seven main characters are white. The rest are two black men (Sgt. Terry Jeffords and Captain Ray Holt, the latter of whom is also gay) and two Latina women (Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago). Furthermore, if we extend "non-white" to Jewish characters, then Jake Peralta (who is also the primary character) arguably counts as well. Being an American police show, it has touched on race a few times, but it's not really a primary theme of the show.

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', only three of the seven main characters are white. The rest are two black men (Sgt. Terry Jeffords and Captain Ray Holt, the latter of whom is also gay) and two Latina women (Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago).Santiago, the former of whom is also bisexual). Furthermore, if we extend "non-white" to Jewish characters, then Jake Peralta (who is also the primary character) arguably counts as well. Being an American police show, it has touched on race a few times, but it's not really a primary theme of the show.
15th Dec '17 9:10:36 AM PPPSSC
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', a serialized sitcom about the afterlife, features Chidi, a Senegalese philosophy professor, Tahani, a Pakistani-British philanthropist, and Jianyu, a Taiwanese monk [[spoiler: who is really an aspiring Filipino-American DJ named Jason]] among the main six characters.
11th Dec '17 3:53:22 AM nirao01
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' was compliant with this rule for the last fifteen seasons of its run: After 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.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' was compliant with this rule for the last fifteen seasons of its run: After Creator/ChrisNoth was controversially sacked in 1995, he was replaced with Benjamin Bratt, Creator/BenjaminBratt, 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.
2nd Dec '17 12:50:33 PM ThomasProofreader
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* ''Film/LoveActually'' is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy with an ensemble cast. Prominent characters include Peter (black), Karl (AmbiguouslyBrown but his actor is Brazilian) and Aurelia (Portuguese). Supporting characters include Annie the PM's assistant, Tony the DJ and Joanna Sam's crush - who are all black, and the last one is an American for added flavour. There's also a prominent American character Sarah amongst the British cast.

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* ''Film/LoveActually'' is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy with an ensemble cast. Prominent characters include Peter (black), Karl (AmbiguouslyBrown but his actor is Brazilian) and Aurelia (Portuguese). Supporting characters include Annie the PM's assistant, Tony the DJ and Joanna Sam's crush - who are all black, and the last one is an American for added flavour.flavor. There's also a prominent American character Sarah amongst the British cast.



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has Book and Zoe. There are also the Tams, who are supposed to be half-Asian, although played by white actors. That stands in contrast to the ambiguous character of Inara Serra played by hispanic Morena Baccarin. Kayley would have originally been Asian, but white Jewel Staite simply gave the best audition.
* ''Series/FlashForward2009'' has has Dmitri and Stan in the main cast, plus Gough and Vreede who appear in most episodes despite not being starring.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has Book and Zoe. There are also the Tams, who are supposed to be half-Asian, although played by white actors. That stands in contrast to the ambiguous character of Inara Serra played by hispanic Hispanic Morena Baccarin. Kayley would have originally been Asian, but white Jewel Staite simply gave the best audition.
* ''Series/FlashForward2009'' has has Dmitri and Stan in the main cast, plus Gough and Vreede who appear in most episodes despite not being starring.



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' passed easily early in its first season with a large body of black and hispanic characters in the main cast. By the end of the 6-ep first season, though, [[AnyoneCanDie attrition]] had claimed all but two of the non-Caucasian characters (and a whole lot of Caucasian characters as well). In the second season, despite the quasi LockedRoom nature of the season arc ''and'' the continuing body count rise, both non-Caucasians defied the BlackDudeDiesFirst trope, and the third season saw the cast enlarged to include various non-Caucasians in various flavors of good guy, bad guy, and neutral. (As well as flavors of doomed, not doomed yet, and still running for their lives.)

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' passed easily early in its first season with a large body of black and hispanic Hispanic characters in the main cast. By the end of the 6-ep 6-episode first season, though, [[AnyoneCanDie attrition]] had claimed all but two of the non-Caucasian characters (and a whole lot of Caucasian characters as well). In the second season, despite the quasi LockedRoom LockedRoomMystery nature of the season arc ''and'' the continuing body count rise, both non-Caucasians defied the BlackDudeDiesFirst trope, and the third season saw the cast enlarged to include various non-Caucasians in various flavors of good guy, bad guy, and neutral. (As well as flavors of doomed, not doomed yet, and still running for their lives.)
11th Nov '17 9:09:41 AM PPPSSC
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* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' has the Filipino Josh, half-black Heather, and Latina Valencia in the main cast, plus the Latino Hector and black Dr. Akopian as prominent supporting characters. While the show mentions race once in a while, it's mostly about mental illness and a deconstruction of romance tropes.
11th Nov '17 7:34:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', only three of the seven main characters are white. The rest are two black men (Sgt. Terry Jeffords and Captain Ray Holt, the latter of whom is also gay) and two Latina women (Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago). Furthermore, if we extend "non-white" to Jewish characters, then Jake Peralta (who is also the primary character) arguably counts as well.

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', only three of the seven main characters are white. The rest are two black men (Sgt. Terry Jeffords and Captain Ray Holt, the latter of whom is also gay) and two Latina women (Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago). Furthermore, if we extend "non-white" to Jewish characters, then Jake Peralta (who is also the primary character) arguably counts as well. Being an American police show, it has touched on race a few times, but it's not really a primary theme of the show.
11th Nov '17 7:34:06 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', only three of the seven main characters are white. The rest are two black men (Sgt. Terry Jeffords and Captain Ray Holt, the latter of whom is also gay) and two Latina women (Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago).

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', only three of the seven main characters are white. The rest are two black men (Sgt. Terry Jeffords and Captain Ray Holt, the latter of whom is also gay) and two Latina women (Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago). Furthermore, if we extend "non-white" to Jewish characters, then Jake Peralta (who is also the primary character) arguably counts as well.
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.
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