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keithtyler
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02:01:23 AM Dec 28th 2013
edited by 67.168.125.31
This is a trope, but its converse is not, because the converse is not a trope? Arguably false. Perhaps because most tropers are white, and either afraid of themselves falling into this trope, or because they don't have N-Word Privileges, or else think it's too taboo to point out the phenomenon of the "oreo" as a trope, that trope is not documented herein.

Well, it's a trope, whether it's melaninically taboo or not.

Why is "white guy trying to be "black"/urban" an acceptable trope to acknowledge, but "black guy trying to be "white"/sophisticated" is not?

For example, here are some undeniably deliberate cases of black characters in movies whose perceived lack of "blackness" is exploited for comedic value and/or contrast with "blacker" characters:

harryhenry
12:03:37 AM Jan 26th 2014
Well, if you think that it's a trope, you could always make a YKTTW. Nothing's stopping you!
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