Quotes: Twofer Token Minority
"Now let me introduce to you my team: Disabled Ethnic, Teenage Poofter, and Woman. Don't talk to them, they're just here to tick boxes."
—The TV Exec, That Mitchell and Webb Look
"The ideal quango appointee is a Black Welsh disabled woman trades unionist. We're all looking for one of them. You don't happen to know any one, do you?"
"I'm black. I'm Jewish. I'm Puerto Rican. When I move into a neighborhood I wipe it out."
[My employer] had to shape up their employment practices to keep this Defense contract. They managed to pack six women, two blacks, two chicanos, an oriental, a paraplegic and me into a total of eight hirings. We all count in at least two categories, you see.
— Reba McClane (blind and female), Red Dragon
Stephen Colbert: On stage, the Democrats trotted out every race, creed, color, sex, and identity, and that's just congressional candidate Tammy Duckworthnote ..
Tammy Duckworth: (from video clip) My name is Tammy Duckworth. ... My father served in the Army and the Marine Corps. ... My mom is Thai and Chinese. ... I became one of the first Army women to fly combat missions in Iraq.
Colbert: Duckworth: Female, Disabled, Thai, Chinese, and a Veteran? That's not a convention speaker, that's Diversity Voltron!
— The Colbert Report, about the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Christopher Titus: (to his young daughter) There's a lady newscaster. Look, see, she's black, Asian, Latino, and a woman. I think that's because corporate America doesn't seem to like to hire a lot of minorities, so they try to hire all their minorities in one.
— The Fifth Annual End of the World Tour
Maurice Hurley: Geordie LaForge here is going to be an interesting addition. He wears this gold thing on his eyes because he's—
Rick Berman: —Gay!
Maurice Hurley: ...Because he's blind.
Rick Berman: ...Uh, I don't know. Gay and blind? And black? Seems a bit like a politically correct value pack.
Maurice Hurley: We weren't actually planning—
Rick Berman: Well you really should have! You can have gay or you can have blind, but not gay and blind! [beat] Not unless you make him be the Klingon and have Dorn be the show's black guy.
Maurice Hurley: We're not talking about making a character to be "the black guy".
Rick Berman: Well you better! You don't want to leave them out or everyone will think we don't want them on the show.
Maurice Hurley: W-we don't need to single out the fact that they're black!
Rick Berman: Why not? You seem fine putting that thing on Kunta Kinte so everybody knows he's gay!
Maurice Hurley: He doesn't wear it because he's gay, he wears it because he's blind!
Rick Berman: Gay, blind, the point is you put that on his face so everyone knows he's a freak.
Maurice Hurley: He wears that because it helps him see!
Rick Berman: ...So he puts that on and he stops being blind?
Maurice Hurley: Yes!
Rick Berman: ...Does he stop being black too? Because we need a ship black guy.