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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1593321566083937100²%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:330:[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/token_nichole.png]]]]²%%²->''"And they are a perfect match for us... Okay, what I mean is one woman is white and the other just happens to be of the African-American persuasion."''²-->-- '''John Hamilton''' of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', who is black, to his white roommate²²If there's a love triangle with a man and woman of the same minority race and another person who's white, the people of the same race will be meant to be together. Differs from a TokenMinorityCouple in that there the only races that matter are white and non-white but this is about the two people matching.²²[[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt White women always like black men]] and [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow white men want Asian women]] but some times couples are just happier with someone who's the same race, nationality, or even religion. It might be a conscious choice of the characters saying that they feel [[TokenMinorityCouple obligated to be together]] because they're both the same. They might feel [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled to be together]] but a white person tries to keep them apart but fails and so we see the strength of their relationship. To emphasis the difference between the white person trying to keep them apart and the black people, the white one is probably blonde. It might be done as a black on black TokenMinorityCouple as the TokenBlackFriend making a BetaCouple with another black person.²²This is one trope we can partially blame UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode for. Prior to the code, interracial pairs (particularly Black/White) had been done before (not perfectly, but done nonetheless), but the Hays Code ''forbade'' any form of interracial relationships until 1956.²²The belief of white going with white will be found under WhereDaWhiteWomenAt. The belief of blacks belonging together will be found here.²²Usually SaltAndPepper are not a romantic couple, but a friendship. Contrast MalignedMixedMarriage.²²----²!!Examples²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]²²* A fantasy universe example: In ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'', Fynn, the [[{{Hobbits}} Prum]] captain of the Loki Familia, is a person who works to restore his race's pride. Because of this he naturally prefers dating another Prum instead of Tiona, an {{Amazon|ianBeauty}} who is utterly smitten with him. [[spoiler: [[HopelessSuitor He eventually decides to propose to Lilly, the only other Prum in the cast, who rejects him in favor of Bell, a human. He then tries to have a duel with Bell (who is badly outmatched) to settle it, but is forced to flee from Tiona's advances before he can do so.]]]]²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Comic Books ]]²* In ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'', [[ActionGirl Michonne]] is only attracted to black men. She has a hard time because, while she clearly craves love and affection, there are very few to go around at any given time.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]²²* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', black Tiana gets together with dark-skinned Prince Naveen, even though her friend Charlotte, who is white, was interested in him.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]²²* ''Film/{{Obsessed}}'' tells the story of Lisa, an office temp, who falls in love with her boss, Derek Charles (a black man) and attempts to seduce him and break up him and his wife Sharon (also black), by claiming that she had an affair with him.²* In ''Film/SaveTheLastDance'' a black female character criticizes the white girl for falling in love with a black youth with a bright future. She says she hates how white girls always take the decent black men, leaving black girls with the black men that are criminals and gang members.²* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' Chon Wang ends up with Princess Pei-Pei, who are both from China, while Roy O'Bannon ends up with Falling Leaves, who are both from... America (although he's white and she's Native). Averted in ''Shanghai Knights'', where Roy and Falling Leaves have broken up, and he develops an attraction to Wang's sister Lin.²* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong''. The WhiteMaleLead falls for a Hong Kong prostitute, but also gets courted by a wealthy English banker's daughter. The latter is shocked when she finds out about the other pairing and believes she is the 'right' one for him. She even gets her father to blackmail him into dating her. But at the end of the day, Robert loves Suzie and no one else.²* Inverted in ''{{Film/Sayonara}}'' (in contrast to the book, which played it straight). Lloyd Gruver is an American AcePilot with an all-American fiance Eileen. But he falls in love with a Japanese theatre performer called Hana-ogi and, despite several hardships, TheyDo. Eileen meanwhile has MaybeEverAfter with a male Japanese performer.²* ''Film/MargaritaWithAStraw'': Laila and Khanum are both disabled women from South Asia. It turns out they also have a mutual attraction (however this [[ClosetKey was a surprise]] for Laila), starting a relationship.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Literature ]]²* Subverted in ''Cyril's Woodland Quest''. The protagonist Cyril is a red squirrel looking for a mate. At the end of his quest to find one, he comes across three daughters - one of whom is a red squirrel like him, the second is blonde and the third is grey. The red squirrel refuses to get married, and Cyril finds the blonde unpleasant. He makes a connection with the grey and chooses her - which is a big deal, as there is FantasticRacism between red and grey squirrels in this universe.²* {{Subverted}} in ''Literature/HarryPotter''-- friends [[AnnouncerChatter Lee Jordan]] (black) and [[TricksterTwins Fred and George Weasley]] (white) all seem infatuated with [[StatuesqueStunner Angelina Johnson]] (black), but Lee is the one she never apparently dates (WordOfGod says she marries [[spoiler:George]]).²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Live Action TV ]]²²* The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Snitch" has an African man married to a couple of African women and a white one. At the end of the episode, it's just him and his black wife.²* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'':²** One episode has Matt's best friend and roommate, who is black, try to pair up him and Matt with a couple of women in the building and it's obvious that he'll be with the black one and Matt will be with the white one.²** Another episode has Simon's friend Nigel say that there's a desirable girl in his class who could have picked anyone to be her boyfriend and she picked him. Come to find out that she's black like him.²* Season 8 of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has an episode where Connor, who's black, helps get KC and Clare, who are white, together. In gratitude, the writers give him a black girl as admirer. It's like when Liberty (black) is rejected by Sean, but in the end she finds out that his black friend likes her.²* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro Nakamura is transported to feudal Japan where he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Yaeko. He also meets his hero Takezo Kensei who is in love with Yaeko as well. Hiro's Japanese hero turns out to be a white Englishman. Yaeko falls in love with Hiro, not Kensei.²* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Asian Tina leaves white Artie for also-Asian Mike between seasons one and two. This led to some {{flanderization}} since in the first season, their race was purely incidental, but from the second season on, both characters and their relationship became a never-ending Creator/MargaretCho punchline. Fortunately, the other interracial love triangles on the show don't make a big deal out of race, such as blonde Brittany breaking up with Artie to go back to Hispanic Santana, or black Mercedes choosing white Sam over black Shane.²* Subverted in Disney Channel show ''The Jersey'', where Coleman (who's black) and Theo (who's white) date a white girl and black girl, respectively.²* ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - Charlie (white) briefly has a relationship with Grace (black) while he is separated from Kirsten (white). Guess what happens. ²* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E08CrossroadBlues ''Crossroad Blues'' (S02, Ep08)]], the crossroad demon takes the form of a beautiful black woman when summoned by the famous blues musician Music/RobertJohnson, but when the white Dean Winchester summons the crossroad demon, she takes a beautiful white woman as a vessel.²* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer and Mickey double-date two women, but can't decide who should date which woman. Kramer finds out that the parents of one of the women are little people, so he says Mickey (a little person) should date her because "they have more in common", while he dates the other woman. As Mickey is a SerialSpouse (and rather proud of it), he rushes into a FourthDateMarriage with his woman incredibly quickly. Subverted when the bride walks down the altar and whispers to Kramer that she wanted him all along, while Kramer's date is so in love with Mickey that she can't bear to watch him marry someone else and runs out of the church in tears.²* On ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' Zayday (black) is courted by Earl Grey - the only black member of the Dickie Dollar Scholars. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: Boone]] fancies her too, and he's white. But since [[spoiler: Boone is one of the killers]], Earl Grey is obviously presented as the 'right' one for Zayday. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop Boone from [[MurderTheHypotenuse killing him though]].]]²* ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'':²** Subverted when it comes to the JD/Molly/Kylie love triangle (JD and Molly are white, Kylie is black). JD is sort-of seeing Kylie but the old flame Molly comes back into town, and he's very tempted to make a pass at her. He chooses not to and goes to Kylie. But of course when she finds out he blew her off to hang out with Molly, they split up.²** A Season 2 episode had JD and Turk flirting with a waitress called Jenny, and wondering which of them she likes better. She's black, so she turns out to prefer Turk.²* ''Series/AgentCarter'''s second season introduces a black love interest Jason Wilkes for Peggy. This creates a love triangle between them and the white Daniel Sousa. Peggy ultimately chooses Sousa.²* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':²** Lilly (white) was in a LoveTriangle with Logan (white) and Weevil (Hispanic). Although Lilly wasn't overly infatuated with Logan (she was cheating on them both with [[spoiler:his dad]]), Logan was her boyfriend; Weevil was her "side fling" that she even kept secret from Veronica.²** More blatantly, in Season 2, Wallace (black) is in a love triangle with Jackie (black) and Jane (white). He chooses Jackie over Jane.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Music ]]²²* Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien's song "Dark-Skinned Girls" expresses his preference for black women lyrically and at great length.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]²²* {{Played for laughs}} on the (unsanctioned)''Wrestling/RingOfHonor A Night Of Hoopla'' where [[Wrestling/RandySavage Machismo]] [[RaceLift King]] Wrestling/JayLethal proposed to [[strike:Wrestling/MissElizabeth]]Wrestling/MariaKanellis, who accepted once he did it "[[WholePlotReference right]]" only to be [[OverTheShoulderCarry carried off]] by Mike Bennett.²* Subverted with the love triangle between Alicia Fox (black), Cedric Alexander (black) and Noam Dar (white). Although Alicia was initially with Cedric, he dumped her and she moved onto the latter.²* A non romantic example in the 2015 Divas Revolution storyline. Three stables were formed in the women's division. Team Bella's formation made sense, since the Wrestling/BellaTwins were sisters and Alicia Fox had joined them out of pragmatism. Wrestling/SashaBanks joined Wrestling/{{Naomi}} and Wrestling/TaminaSnuka to form Team BAD - rather than the other stable of Wrestling/CharlotteFlair, {{Wrestling/Paige}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch in Team PCB. Notably Sasha had no kayfabe connection to Naomi or Tamina, but she was black and so was Naomi (Tamina also being Samoan and related to Naomi by marriage), while PCB were all white.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Web Comics ]]²²* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'':²** [[ReallyGetsAround Joe]] tries to hook his friend [[ButtMonkey Danny]] (white) with [[JadeColoredGlasses Sarah]] (black), whom he essentially picked arbitrarily from a crowd. Danny declines interest, since he hadn't gotten over his recent break-up. Joe claims that Danny's just racist. Shortly thereafter, Danny meets [[GamerChick Amber]] (white), and has a thought-bubble vision of Joe calling him a racist again. When Joe actually meets Amber, he's more concerned with the fact that she just happens to look uncannily similar to Danny's ex.²** When Joyce meets Jacob (black), the first thing she says is that he should meet her roommate (Sarah, see above) and they'd be perfect together. When pressed for details, she realizes she hasn't much to say. ²** Amusingly, when Sarah meets Jacob later, she's annoyed that Joyce didn't introduce them earlier--when a guy's ''that'' hot, she apparently doesn't ''care'' if the matchmaking is because of this trope.²* On the December 5, 2014, page of ''Webcomic/{{Dasien}}'', prison fugitive Gizmo Bug declares his love for Goldie, who had just stolen a jade statuette.²-->'''Dasien:''' I had a feeling that you were the one behind Goldie's flight pack, you green twit!²-->'''Gizmo Bug:''' Another correct deduction from the Blonde Bombshell! And I would be more upset by your insults had I not formed such an amorous alliance with a Golden Goddess!²-->'''Goldie:''' *tee-hee* You have such a way with words, Gizzy!²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Web Videos ]]²* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's "Fifty Shades of Green/Booze Your Own Adventure" series, they note that their two main sources for this project, ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey,'' have a white couple in a LoveTriangle with an "Ethnic Third Wheel". For [[Literature/ViridianSaga their own book]], they make this character Indian, partly because they're Indophiles and also because [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Necronomicon could have conceivably ended up in India.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Western Animation ]]²²* This is thoroughly explored on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when a new girl comes to the school and is the only black female student (in the same year as the main characters anyway). She and Kyle share a mutual crush but Cartman insists on pushing her together with Token since Token and the black girl, Nichole, are the only ones at the school of their race and gender. At the end of the episode, Kyle ends up alone since Nichole is with Token. Cartman even points out that the only two Latino students in the school are dating as proof, but it turns out that Cartman had been responsible for them getting together as well.²** Then it was played for laughs when Cartman's cupid set him up with someone "like" him, an [[AbhorrentAdmirer ugly and fat girl with halitosis.]]²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Mack and Jodie, who are two of the few African American students at Lawndale High, are dating each other. While they do like each other, they also feel the social pressure to be good role models for the local black community. It is not clear how much of their relationship is due to one and how much to the other.²* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] (white) was with [[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney]] (Hispanic) but cheats on her with [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] (also white), with whom he ends up when Courtney finds out and dumps him. Particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because Courtney then falls for Alejandro, the only other Hispanic character on the show. (Though to be fair, he's only interested in Asian [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[spoiler:who ultimately rejects him (for the season, anyway)]]).²* On ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', [[TheHero Danny]] (white) has a longstanding infatuation on [[AlphaBitch Paulina]] (Hispanic) and a brief relationship with [[DatingCatwoman Valerie]] (black), but ultimately winds up with his white friend, [[PerkyGoth Sam]].²* In Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' Ginger and Darren are dating - Ginger is white and Darren is black. Darren instead falls for the black Simone, and Ginger for the white Orion. [[spoiler: Subverted as of the DistantFinale where Darren and Ginger are revealed to have married and had children]].²[[/folder]]²----

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