->''"Then they'll say some stupid shit like, 'Oh, Karen, I didn't notice you're black.' Don't say that to black people. We're really codependent and we're worried about your blind ass."''
-->-- '''Karen Williams'''

When a character says or does something racist, sexist or homophobic in front of the TokenMinority, TokenGirl, or AmbiguouslyGay person, either because they're an InnocentBigot or because they said something easily MistakenForRacist. Usually, the character will respond with a caustic one-liner like "ImStandingRightHere".

This can be played for laughs with a TokenWhite. Otherwise, it usually pops up in the VerySpecialEpisode, after which the characters go back to totally ignoring the issue.

Much more offensive than YouAreACreditToYourRace.

The logical conclusion of YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX. See also InsultFriendlyFire for this sans racial components.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A FantasticRacism example in the 2008 ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' special; upon seeing Tarble's alien wife Gure, Master Roshi comments that "Saiyans pick strange wives", which understandably ticks off Bulma and Chi-Chi, the two human wives of the main (saiyan) characters.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* 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.
* In ''ComicBook/NewXMen'', Rockslide taunts Anole, who's gay, by calling him a "big sissy". Anole immediately opens up a can of whoopass on him, which is kind of impressive considering Rockslide is twice his size and made out of lava, and Anole isn't exactly the biggest badass on the team. As it happens, Rockslide didn't know and was just being his usual insensitive self, but Anole's not interested in excuses.
* 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!]]"
* He doesn't say anything actually racist, but early in ''AGodSomewhere'' a white guy is helping his BlackBestFriend move to a new place. He opens the box he's been carrying to see a multitude of Black History books inside. Puzzled, he asks his friend why the friend has so many of these books and why he reads them. The friend just ''looks'' at him and after a moment the white guy is going "Oh, right..." then tries to explain that he sometimes forgets his friend is black. That doesn't exactly fly either.
* ''SpiderMan Family #9'': Jean Grey of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} gives a speech about how people treat mutants, people always assuming the worst and treating you like a freak and running scared at the slightest provocation...then realises she's talking to [[HeroWithBadPublicity Spidey]] and [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]]. "Oop" indeed.
* Image Comic's dark vigilante {{Shadowhawk}} fought an EvilCounterpart named Hawk's Shadow, a white supremacist who targeted criminals, thinking that Shadowhawk was doing the same (in Hawk's Shadow's mind, "non-white" was the same as "criminal"). This led to TheReveal, where Shadowhawk took off his cowl for the first time, revealing that he was black.
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[[folder:Films]]
* 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 newfound 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.
* At the beginning of ''Film/StandByMe'', Chris, Teddy, and Gordie are sitting in their tree-house, playing cards, when Chris decides to tell a joke.
-->'''Chris:''' How do you know if a Frenchman has been in your back yard?
-->'''Teddy:''' Hey, I'm French, okay?
-->'''Chris:''' Your garbage cans are empty and your dog's pregnant.
-->''(Chris and Gordie laugh)''
-->'''Teddy:''' Didn't I just say I was French?
* In ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'', Kyle's LoveInterest Bonnie tries to inspire him by talking about his Irish roots, pointing out how Irish immigrants would often get low-income jobs because no one wanted to hire them. Cue Kyle's BlackBestFriend interrupting her by pointing out that, at least, ''they'' got paid. Bonnie shuts up.
* In ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' Duncan goes off on a rant about the Moors, then off-handedly asks Azeem what kind of name "Azeem" is. When Azeem replies, "Moorish", Duncan is shocked (since Duncan is blind, he didn't know Azeem's ethnicity before that) and slightly terrified (since this film is set during one of the Crusades, there is a Holy War going on between their cultures).
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'', Nod and Ronin's mockery of the "Stomper" (MK's scientist father) and the revelation that they've been misleading him for years doesn't go over well with MK. When she points out that she was a Stomper as well, there's a bit of awkwardness.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the second ''NightHuntress'' book, Cat gets really pissed about her team's racism against vampires without remembering that she is half-vampire herself.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* On one of Judge Miliani's cases in ''Court TV'', the plaintiff informed the judge that the defendents were - ''ugh'' - lawyers! ...It turns out, so are all judges.
* In a VerySpecialEpisode of ''Series/SmartGuy'', Yvette and her friend Nina get jobs at a small store in the mall, where Nina is given the following job:
-->'''Nina:''' It is my happy task to follow black people around the store to make sure they don't steal.
-->'''Yvette:''' You know this is going to affect our friendship.
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'', "Pride, part 1": When Paige asks Spinner to carry her beach bag, which happens to be floral patterned, he tells her that he can't, because it make people will mistake him for a "homo". Spinner then realizes it was a mistake to say that in front of Paige's brother, Dylan, who is gay:
-->'''Spinner:''' I didn't mean 'homo' as in 'gay', I mean 'homo' as in...
-->'''Dylan:''' ...Milk?
** Later, Jimmy catches Spinner writing ''Marco is Gay'' on a wall in the boy's bathroom, and says, "What are you going to write next? ...Something about me being black?"
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Cordelia calls Willow, who has broken up with her boyfriend and acquired a girlfriend in Cordy's absence, to ask her about her old friend Harmony's irritating behavior.
--> '''Cordelia:''' ''(on the phone)'' Oh! Harmony's a ''vampire''! ...All this time I thought she'd become a great big lesbo! ''({{beat}})'' Oh. Really? ...well, that's great! Good for you!\\
'''Willow:''' Thanks for the validation.
* The British TV {{biopic}} ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughie_Green Hughie Green]]: Most Sincerely'' has a scene, possibly taken from real life, in which Green and his producer are holding an audition for Green's TV talent show. Green is enthusiastic about one candidate, but his producer says, "You know he's black, don't you?" Green rejects this racist attitude out of hand and passes the candidate over his producer's objections.
* 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}}'':
--> "I'm a blind black man, we just '''sail''' through life."
* 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.
--> '''Black, Gay Guy:''' ''(in confessional)'' That's what I like about Jimmy. He didn't even seem to care that I'm gay... or notice... Tomorrow I'm gonna tell him that I'm black!
* 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.
-->'''Scout leader:''' I mean, yeah, but I mean, well, not ''you guys.'' I mean those "me no speake" Mexicans.
* Somewhat parodied in a deleted scene of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', in which the line was not actually meant to be racist, but is jokingly taken that way. When Reid (white) tricks Morgan (black) into losing at Gin on the plane, he gloats, "When are you people going to learn never to play cards with a magician?" Morgan replies, "What do you mean 'you people'?"
* 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 the Puppy episode of ''{{Ellen}}'' Ellen discusses coming out to her therapist, who is played by OprahWinfrey:
--> '''Ellen:''' You don't understand. Do you think I want to be discriminated against? Do you think I want people calling me names to my face?
--> '''Therapist:''' Have people commit hate crimes against you because you're not like them.
--> '''Ellen:''' Thank you.
--> '''Therapist:''' Have to use separate bathrooms and separate water fountains and sit on the back of the bus.
--> '''Ellen:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Oh man, we have to use separate water fountains?]]
* A literal and funny version on ''Series/BlindJustice'', when Jim (white and blind) jokingly claims that he was unaware of his (black) co-worker Tom's race.
--> '''Tom:''' I'm just a well-rounded brother from East Flatbush.
--> '''Jim:''' You're black?
--> '''Tom:''' ''(in disbelief)'' Get the ...
--> '''Jim:''' No, are you serious? You're a black man?
--> '''Tom:''' Jim! You didn't know?
--> '''Jim:''' No. How would I... ''(gestures to his eyes)''
--> '''Tom:''' You just thought you was working with Eminem for the last four months? How could you...
--> '''Jim:''' No, I just ...
--> '''Tom:''' How could you not ''feel'' my blackness?
--> '''Jim:''' I thought you were just kinda...groovy.
--> '''Tom:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Groovy?
* From ''Series/{{Community}}'' a few members of the study group ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Chang]]) are riffing on a bad movie. The (relatively) TroubledSympatheticBigot Pierce tries to do so too, but his horribly racist and sexist attempts somehow fall flat.
--> '''Pierce''': "Directed by Kim Yang." Asian. Can't drive, can't direct.
--> '''Chang''': Dude, I'm right here.
* 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?"
* On ''Series/{{Psych}}'', there have been a few moments where Gus has to point out to Shawn that he's black, including the Civil War reenactment episode and the time Shawn asked him to investigate a tanning salon.
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[[folder:Machinima]]
* Episode 11 of ''ArbyNTheChief'' found the Arbiter playing GTA 4 online with some friends, when they were joined by an irritating, obviously white suburban kid pretending to be a tough black gangbanger. Upon yelling "Don't hate da playa, hate da game, honkies!", one of the Arbiter's friends responds "Uh, FYI I'm actually black", which causes the kid to say "Oh...really?"
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Blue team sees someone wearing pink armour in the Red base. They gush over there being a girl over there, and how unfair it is that they didn't have one, only for Tex to cut in with:
--> "You do realize that I'm a chick, right? And that I'm standing right here?"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Played with in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', where CJ has been working with Wu Zi, a Triad leader who tried hiding the fact that he's blind but fails spectacularly. When CJ responds to Woozie's big reveal by saying "(long pause) NO SHIT!", he then asks if Woozie knows he's black, quoting the trope title verbatim. The Triad's response? "I'm blind, Carl, not stupid."
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
--> '''Shepard:''' You? I said a badass, not some scout whining like a quarian with a tummyache.
--> '''Tali:''' ImStandingRightHere!
* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Season 2 Episode 1'', Bosco makes a comment that paranoia is 'what separates us from the animals'. Sam looks offended and caustically responds that the saying 'plays better with the [[FunnyAnimal non-dog-and-rabbit crowd]]'.
* This can happen in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' as a side effect of WelcomeToCorneria. In the [[FantasticRacism Fantastically Segregated]] city of Windhelm, {{NPC}}s are known to mutter about "damn Dark Elves" and "damn Argonians", even if the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] happens to be one. Borders on TooDumbToLive if a player is trigger-happy.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', if a non-City Elf meets Bann Vaughan Kendels in the prison, it's possible for him to explain his attitude toward City Elves by basically saying Elves aren't people. He will say so even if the Warden ''is'' an Elf and/or if Zevran, the team's elf, is present. Considering he is at this point trying to convince you to free him, this doubles as TooDumbToLive.
** Can happen in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' as well if you're playing a mage Hawke and you choose the right set of responses when talking to Cullen after a quest. He'll say that "mages aren't people like you and me," even if you're wearing obvious robes, carrying a staff, and ''he's seen you casting spells in front of him during an earlier fight''. What's even funnier is that Hawke (yes, even Mage-Hawke) can agree with him. In front of your mage party members.
---> '''Anders''': ...Why do you do this right in front of me?
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Parodied in ''RobAndElliot''. Elliot makes a joke about a "dumb guy," prompting Rob to blow up in his face: "My mother was dumb! I'm half dumb!"
* In ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', when [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/506 Carrie comments to Alice]] that her friend Jess coming out of the closet is disturbing, Alice responds with something similar to this trope.
--> '''Carrie:''' Doesn't that freak you out? Isn't that totally gross?
--> '''Alice:''' LetMeGetThisStraight. You're asking one of the only black girls at this school if she should be repulsed by somebody because she's different?
* In [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01072004.shtml this]] ''SomethingPositive'' strip, a white male Pagan ran across a Davan-created webcomic taking a potshot at Wicca and works himself into a righteous anger over the "persecution":
-->'''Pagan''': You'll never know what its like to live with the pain of your ancestors being oppressed for who they were! That they lived in fear because they might get lynched! To know that the suffered so I'd have the right to --
--> ''(BeatPanel with African-American Wiccan Kim staring at him)''
--> '''Kim''': Do you need some time to comprehend why saying that to me makes you stupid?
-->'''Pagan''': ...No, I think I've got that figured out.
** {{Inverted}} in another: Aubrey is reprimanding one of her employees, who accuses her of being prejudiced against white people. Aubrey points out that she's half-white (the other half is Asian).
* In ''RPGWorld'', Soldier #347 makes elf jokes to Plum. Due to his poor vision, he doesn't realize Plum is an elf.
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' likewise combines this with FantasticRacism when Red Mage, in the process of explaining one of his needlessly complex and stupid plans, is interrupted by Black Mage, while standing right next to Thief;
-->'''Black Mage:''' Let me stop you right there before I am honor-bound to cut you like an elven whore.
-->'''Thief:''' Hold on. ''Elven whore?'' Do I even have to explain why that's offensive to me?
-->'''Black Mage:''' Look, if [[YourMom your mother]] had made dresses, I would have called her a tailor instead.
* A ''WebComic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip has a character express disdain that [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Bumblebee]] cannot talk in the TransformersFilmSeries or ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''... within earshot of a mute woman. [[DudeNotFunny The look on her face tells him how inappropriate that was.]]
* Minmax in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' accidently offends Kin at one point, by using the term [[YouMonster 'monster']] derogatively towards Dellyn while forgetting that Kin is a [[SnakePeople Yuan-Ti]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Series/{{Noob}}'', Omega Zell once tried to convince Saphir that she should forget about her drastic criteria for applicants and let him join Justice guild. When he puts forth the fact that he's a StrawMisogynist, Saphir reminds him that she's a woman.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', this is illustrated frequently between Foxxy Love and the [[PingPongNaivete (occasionally) overly-naive]] and sheltered Princess Clara in the series premiere and subsequent episodes.
* Variation from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': In one episode where Starfire is the victim of FantasticRacism, she asks Cyborg if he's ever had to deal with prejudice. Instead of uttering this phrase, he says "Sure I do. I'm part-robot."
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Toph's friends (especially Sokka) have a tendency to forget that she's blind, since her DisabilitySuperpower is such that it doesn't slow her down much. This tends to lead to [[DeadpanSnarker many of Toph's great one-liners.]]
--> '''Sokka:''' Toph, when I was in town, I found something that you're not gonna like.
--> [Sokka holds up a wanted poster of Toph.]
--> '''Toph:''' Well, it ''sounds'' like a sheet of paper, but I guess you're referring to what's ''on'' the sheet of paper.
* 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]].
-->'''Malory:''' What are you, deaf ''and'' racist?
-->'''Lana:''' ''Racist''? I'm black--
-->'''Malory:''' Oh, put it back in the deck.
* ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': Tuck manages several times in "The Wonderful World of Wizzly".
-->'''Jenny:''' You think you're better than them!
-->'''Tuck:''' DUH! They're just stupid robots! ''(cue [[BullyingADragon the 6-and-a-half foot, 600 pound]] [[SwissArmyGun walking weapons platform]] giving him the DeathGlare)''
* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill,'' Kahn had a chance to join a ritzy all-Asian country club, but only if he helped get Hank to join as their TokenWhite. When Kahn expresses outrage at Hank's refusal, Hank exasperatedly comments that Kahn "wouldn't understand" his reasoning. An annoyed Kahn responds:
-->'''Kahn:''' Oh yes, I wouldn't understand. [[SarcasmMode My original last name is Smith! I just changed it to Souphanousinphone when I moved to Texas!]]
* In an episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', after a human family from the real world drives into the Muskroom Kingdom, the mushroom people start to panic of these strange beings and one of them describes the "monsters" as having "hair on their heads". An annoyed Mario takes his hat off to remind them that he's one of them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', when Superman teamed up with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Robin]] in order to find out what happened to Bruce Wayne, they discover he may be under an alien mind-control.
-->'''Robin''': He's really being controlled by aliens? Eugh.
-->'''Superman''': I'm deeply hurt.
-->'''Robin''': Sorry.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* A lot of fat folk can only look in confusion at friends who say "Oh, don't worry, I don't think of ''you'' as fat." when what they actually mean is that they don't think you're ''ugly'' or ''lazy'' or any of the other associations [[FatBastard Those Horrible Fat People]] have in their mind. A similar thing happens- at least in the current climate- to anyone who's struggling to find work. One gets quite a bit of "Oh, but I don't mean people like ''you'', I mean people who don't ''want'' to find work..."
* A lot of people cannot easily be identified as minority members, so this happens to them a lot:
** People from gender, sexual, and romantic minorities (GSRM) get this a lot. For example, unless you're [[CampGay terribly flaming]] ([[CampStraight and sometimes not even then]]) or have a couple, there's no way to differentiate homosexuals from other people. And no matter what you do, it's impossible to tell if someone's bi. Given the amount of discrimination bisexuals face, this leads to a lot of BiTheWay moments.
** Similarly, this often happens to people with different neurotypes like autism, dyslexia, ADHD, etc., since it's impossible to tell just by looking.
** Some minority groups don't look that different from the majority group. One prominent example is Jewish people, especially in Europe and the United States.
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