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Basic Trope: Member of demographic B exhibits loyalties, stereotypes, and characteristics of demographic A, aside from belonging to demographic B.

  • Straight: Anthony Kettlesworth is an African-American man who is part of the upper class. He owns a summer and winter home, enjoys golfing with his brother Charles Kettlesworth and his business partner Alfred, and is always seen with a top hat.
  • Exaggerated: Anthony is so "White" that he is knowingly prejudice against fellow blacks. He is considered by straw racists a credit to his race, and is married to a white woman. Not that it's wrong, but given he's stiffed countless lower and upper class black women for their race alone is worth noting.
  • Downplayed:
    • Anthony Carter is a member of the middle class exhibiting stereo-typically white traits
    • Anthony Carter grew up in a more black community while still living upper class, therefore internalizing more "Black" traits along with white traits.
  • Justified:
    • Anthony's father worked extremely hard to get from the lower class to the upper class. Naturally his sons end up spoiled and more "White".
    • Anthony was adopted by a white family where he was raised since infancy.
  • Inverted: Pretty Fly for a White Guy
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: A show about snotty rich people is forced to fit a diversity quota
  • Lampshaded: "Did God paint you the wrong color boy?"
  • Invoked:
    • The creator believes culture seldom equaled race.
    • Alternatively, the creator wanted to portray the negativity behind assimilation into other cultures that would not usually accept you.
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  • Exploited: A political party begins bandwagoning behind Anthony in order to get a black man's face around the upper class, part of their larger plan to forward the rights of colored people.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "My son Anthony is an upperclassman. You can consider him an 'Honorary white'"
  • Conversed: "
  • Deconstructed: Anthony has a strained relationship with his family. While he loves them and is willing to spend time with them (Even if they ruin his favorite carpet) they aren’t willing to accept him due to his differing behavior.
  • Reconstructed: Eventually his younger sister starts spending more time with him, his brother wants to learn how to become well off like him, and his parents decided they ought take a vacation. So they all get back together.
  • Played for Laughs: Anthony visits his grandmother's house and refuses the curry chicken she made since it's too spicy for him.
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  • Played for Drama: Anthony's family relationships are strained to the point where he suffers from depression and later commits suicide.

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