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* The New ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas, consisting entirely of crimefighters with Asian heritage, defied the Ghetto with the first issue of their ''ComicBook/WarOfTheRealms'' tie-in; even after Marvel doubled retailers' orders for the comic, it sold out after a few days, requiring Marvel to print it a second time. This success also prompted Marvel to commission more stories for both sets of Agents.


* Creator/DonaldGlover might be the best modern example of a complete aversion to this trope. He's has a following of all ethnicity around the world and done practically everything in a short time as a successful writer, director, comedian, and [[Music/ChildishGambino music artist]]. Any character he plays, even if minor, inevitably becomes an EnsembleDarkhorse. The only time he really ran into this trope was when he unsuccessfully campaigned to play a {{Race Lift}}ed Franchise/SpiderMan in Sony's ill-fated ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', but even ''that'' ended up getting subverted when it lead to the creation of ComicBook/MilesMorales as direct inspiration, who in turn became one of the most popular characters introduced this decade.

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* Creator/DonaldGlover might be the best modern example of a complete aversion to this trope. He's He has a following of all ethnicity ethnicities around the world and has done practically everything in a short time as a successful writer, director, comedian, and [[Music/ChildishGambino music artist]]. Any character he plays, even if minor, inevitably becomes an EnsembleDarkhorse. The only time he really ran into this trope was when he unsuccessfully campaigned to play a {{Race Lift}}ed Franchise/SpiderMan in Sony's ill-fated ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', but even ''that'' ended up getting subverted when it lead to the creation of ComicBook/MilesMorales as direct inspiration, who in turn became one of the most popular characters introduced this decade.in the 2010s.



* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' has a large vast of Latin characters who all make an impact in some way. It's also one of Disney Junior's highest rated and most successful shows. Like its [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst parent series]] , it also breaks out of the girl show ghetto .

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' has a large vast of Latin characters who all make an impact in some way. It's also one of Disney Junior's highest rated and most successful shows. Like its [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst parent series]] , series]], it also breaks out of the girl show ghetto .ghetto.


* The ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' universe is set in a fantasy world with heavy inspiration from the FarEast and many of the lead characters being particularly dark skinned. Despite this, it is has become incredibly popular.

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* The ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' universe is set in a fantasy world with heavy inspiration from the FarEast and and, along with most of the characters being Asian, many of the lead characters being are particularly dark skinned. Despite this, it is has become incredibly popular.


* Miles Morales, the second ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'', has proven popular with fans and critics despite the initial backlash the character faced over being a "Black Spider-Man."

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* Miles Morales, ComicBook/MilesMorales, the second ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'', has proven popular with fans and critics despite the initial backlash the character faced over being a "Black Spider-Man."


* ''Film/ImitationOfLife1959'' broke out of the ghetto but the marketing heavily focused on the LoveTriangle between Lana Turner, John Gavin and Sandra Dee - almost in an attempt to sucker audiences who might be alienated by what the director viewed as the true story of the film; Lana Turner's black housekeeper trying to raise her fair-skinned daughter.




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* Creator/IreneBedard was given [[HollywoodHypeMachine a lot of hype]] in the mid-90s as a Native American actress who had potential to become a star - after a Golden Globe nominated performance in ''Lakota Woman'' and becoming the voice of Disney's ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}''. Yet despite critically acclaimed work, she fell headlong into the ghetto and to this day campaigns for better representation for Native Americans in film.




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* Although their movies averted the trope, it's suspiciously alive and well in the Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise. Mulan and Pocahontas are often featured less than the white princesses - possibly due to their lack of {{Pimped Out Dress}}es and coming from cultures that wouldn't allow for the western style gowns the princesses are often depicted in. Jasmine, an Arab princess, is likewise sometimes depicted in a western style gown. [[https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2819526/Disney-s-profitable-princesses-blonde-white-ones-hair-color-skin-tone-correlate-merchandise-sales.html A 2014 study]] showed that Tiana and Jasmine's merchandise sold considerably less than the white princesses'. A redesign in 2013 controversially lightened the skin tones of all the princesses of colour too.


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* ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong'' was a movie from 1961 that - while it did have a WhiteMaleLead and a couple of white supporting characters - was clearly set in Hong Kong, featured an Asian woman as the lead (as opposed to a white actress in {{Yellowface}}, which was still happening in Hollywood at the time) and addressed racism of white Hong Kong expats towards poor Chinese locals. Nancy Kwan became the leading Asian actress in Hollywood thanks to this film. It extended to the original book - which was a bestseller that allowed its author to retire comfortably - and the play it adapted - which had such high ticket sales it kept running [[CriticProof despite dreadful reviews]].


* ''Theatre/FlowerDrumSong'' meanwhile ''did'' feature an almost all-Asian cast (nothing to sneer at in the 1960s) and was the only Rogers & Hammersteins film adaptation to lose money at the Box Office.




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* The film adaptation of ''Theatre/FlowerDrumSong'' featured an almost all-Asian cast, which was quite impressive in 1961. Despite persistent rumors that it was the only Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein film to lose money at the box office, it actually grossed $10,7 million against a $4 million budget.


Note that this trope is often a SelfFulfillingProphecy. Marketeers are afraid that majority people might not be interested in a minority-centric work since it might deal with hard-to-relate themes. This can cause filmmakers to make their movies about those themes since they may be relatable to only minorities to begin with and thus implement themes they feel are important, causing many such movies to in fact feature such themes, thus usually keeping majority people away... and so on. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement So please be discerning when adding or editing examples.]]

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Note that this trope is often a SelfFulfillingProphecy. Marketeers are afraid that majority people might not be interested in a minority-centric work since it might deal with hard-to-relate themes. This can cause filmmakers to make their movies about those themes since they may be relatable to only minorities to begin with and thus implement themes they feel are important, causing many such movies to in fact feature such themes, thus usually keeping majority people away... and so on. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment So please be discerning when adding or editing examples.]]



* Creator/TylerPerry's movies are not very popular outside the black community, though there is controversy on whether it's because white people don't want to see movies with all-black casts or because the movies are of poor quality. ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that's all that needs to be said about it]]''.

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* Creator/TylerPerry's movies are not very popular outside the black community, though there is controversy on whether it's because white people don't want to see movies with all-black casts or because the movies are of poor quality. ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment ''[[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that's all that needs to be said about it]]''.


* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' was released to rave reviews and a higher opening than the first installment of any other solo MCU movie series, going on to break Marvel Studios' top three largest-grossing movies worldwide. Domestically, it became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time, not adjusting for inflation.

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* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' was released to rave reviews and a higher opening than the first installment of any other solo MCU movie series, going on to break Marvel Studios' top three largest-grossing movies worldwide. Domestically, it became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time, not adjusting for inflation. Then it became the first superhero genre film to be nominated for Best Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards.


* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million worldwide and garner positive reviews while having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa. If anything, fans openly embraced the Aquaman's RaceLift since Momoa's badass performance helped save the hero from his infamous JokeCharacter reputation.

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* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million grossed over $1 billion worldwide and garner positive reviews while being directed by Asian-Australian filmmaker Creator/JamesWan and having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa. If anything, fans openly embraced the Aquaman's RaceLift since Momoa's badass performance helped save the hero from his infamous JokeCharacter reputation.


* It's depressingly common -- especially in the Young Adult category -- for minority lead characters to be obscured or get an outright race lift on book covers, with this sometimes passed around as an excuse for doing so. One of the best-known recent examples is the U.S. cover for Justine Larbalestier's ''Literature/{{Liar}}''. She blogs about the change [[http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/07/23/aint-that-a-shame/ here]]. But there's a happy ending: After the issue got a significant amount of negative publicity, the publishers [[http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/08/06/the-new-cover/ commissioned a new cover for the next print run]] that's basically the same as the old one but with an African-American model who looks like the book's actual protagonist.

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* It's Creator/JustineLarbalestier's ''Literature/Liar2009'': The original US book cover had the [[RaceLift minority lead changed to be a white woman]]. This is depressingly common -- especially in the Young Adult category -- for with the minority lead characters to be obscured or get an outright race lift on book covers, with this ghetto sometimes passed around as an excuse for doing so. One of the best-known recent examples is the U.S. cover for Justine Larbalestier's ''Literature/{{Liar}}''. She The author blogs about the change [[http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/07/23/aint-that-a-shame/ here]]. But there's a happy ending: After the issue got a significant amount of negative publicity, the publishers [[http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/08/06/the-new-cover/ commissioned a new cover for the next print run]] that's basically the same as the old one [[AuthorsSavingThrow but with an African-American model who looks like the book's actual protagonist.
protagonist]].


* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million worldwide and garner positive reviews while having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa. If anything, the RaceLift of Aquaman was credited for helping pull the hero out of his infamous JokeCharacter reputation.

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* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million worldwide and garner positive reviews while having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa. If anything, fans openly embraced the Aquaman's RaceLift of Aquaman was credited for helping pull since Momoa's badass performance helped save the hero out of from his infamous JokeCharacter reputation.


* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million worldwide and garner positive reviews while having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa.

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* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million worldwide and garner positive reviews while having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa. If anything, the RaceLift of Aquaman was credited for helping pull the hero out of his infamous JokeCharacter reputation.

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* ''Film/Aquaman2018'' managed to gross more than $700 million worldwide and garner positive reviews while having the traditionally white superhero be played by Polynesian and Native American actor Creator/JasonMomoa.

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