: A person from a marginalized group travels back in time and experiences prejudice
- Straight: Alice, a black person, travels to a time where slavery is legal and experiences racism.
- Exaggerated: Every white person in the past becomes filled with rage at the mere sight of a black person.
- Downplayed: People in the past are prejudiced and do feel uncomfortable around Alice, but don't go out and say it because they want to be polite.
- Justified: Whenever a character who isn't a white, heterosexual, Christian male travels back in time, (in the U.S. at least) they will likely experience prejudice. So most instances of this trope are arguably justified.
- Alice, a black person from the The Roaring Twenties, travels forward in the future, and is quite shocked when she discovers a future (FAR into the future, still not our times) almost devoid of racism and prejudice.
- A person travels forward in time and experiences prejudices that don't exist yet (such as eye color or hair color).
- A white man travels into the future and finds that now he is the member of the marginalized group... Or in a country and past time period when white people wouldn't be welcome — Sakoku-era Japan, for example.
- Subverted: Alice walks down the street and gets a dirty look from a white person...who is only shocked at her futuristic clothes.
- Double Subverted: "Is that what (insert racial slur here) wear in the future?"
- Someone from the future travels back to the present. The time-traveler is accepted in his own time but is an Acceptable Target in our time.
- Alice goes so far back in time, and is so bad at fitting in when she gets there, that she accidentally invents racism.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Alice travels back in time but no one is racist towards her.
- Enforced: "We can't send a black woman into the 1800's without having her experience racism. It wouldn't be realistic!"
- Lampshaded: Alice is chased by an angry mob of racists. "Oh, yeah. I'm in The Fifties."
- Invoked: Bob, a white time-traveling criminal, is being pursued by Alice, a black time-traveling cop. Bob accuses Alice of being an escaped slave which leads to her capture and his escape.
- Exploited: Bob, a white time-traveling criminal, is being pursued by Alice, a black time-traveling cop. Bob escapes while Alice is attacked by a mob of racists.
- Alice refuses to go back in time to a period where racism is still dominant.
- Only shapeshifters are allowed to use time travel, since they can physically morph to avoid persecution in any time they might wind up in.
- Discussed: Alice wants to go back in time, but her associates discourage it because she is black and might experience racism.
- Conversed: Two characters are watching a movie. One says "Why would they send Alice back in time? She's black and racism might hinder her work."
"Return to No Equal Opportunity Time Travel
... And watch-out for those filthy time-traveling n(BLEEP)
! Goddammit! They let anyone jump in time nowadays..."