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Aug 23rd 2021 at 4:26:49 PM

It's not irrelevant. I would certainly hate to retool this into a cleaner trope about colorism and have it be inaccurate.

Anyway, perhaps we should just crowner. Options for review:

I'm thinking if we disambiguate we could put Half-Breed Discrimination on there as well?

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Aug 23rd 2021 at 8:10:44 PM

I mean, I can see the relation between this and Half-Breed Discrimination, but isn't this a trope about the discrimination that only dark-skinned people face, not mixed people?

I'd also add "create different tropes (e.g. Dark Skin Stigma, Adaptationally Paler, etc.) for examples regarding colorism and skin tones" as a separate option. Disambig and creating tropes are two different things.

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Aug 26th 2021 at 12:25:49 PM

[up] The issue is, if we create new tropes, that doesn't necessarily solve the current issue. What do we do with the trope afterward? In theory, even if this and the disambig aren't mutually exclusive, we could have a crowner that results in us making new tropes... and taking no other action.

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Aug 26th 2021 at 5:56:47 PM

Yes, that's why I suggested that. People can agree to disambiguate this, but not to create other tropes. Creating new tropes is useful for these examples we have, and these tropes wouldn't be as confusing or broad as But Not Too Black is. Or a rename could be enough. This can go many ways, depending on the votes.

Edited by selkies on Aug 26th 2021 at 6:03:46 PM

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Aug 26th 2021 at 10:11:46 PM

Yes. I guess those options are fine.

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Aug 26th 2021 at 10:15:38 PM

Do we have a trope called The Paper Bag Test maybe? I think it would cover a lot of the colorism stuff.

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Aug 30th 2021 at 8:57:35 PM

Apologies for coming in late, but isn't "Dark-skinned character is made lighter skinned in an adaptation" already covered by Race Lift?

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WarJay77 The cutest little army from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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Aug 30th 2021 at 9:10:17 PM

Not inherently. There are light-skinned black people.

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Sep 2nd 2021 at 12:43:57 PM

Only one person supported the crowner idea. Anyone else?

Sep 15th 2021 at 7:47:21 PM

To get the ball rolling again, I wanna note that I included an entry on the What If ... Zombies?! episode of What If...? (2021) regarding Okoye, which would fall into the Adaptationally Paler category. (I also included an image link on the trope Image Link page.)

Not sure if this helps the repair discussion along in any way, but since I saw the link on the trope page and then read thru the discussion, I figured it couldn't hurt.

Edited by ShaiPa on Sep 15th 2021 at 9:47:41 AM

Sep 15th 2021 at 8:00:42 PM

I support the crowner idea.

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Sep 20th 2021 at 6:20:09 PM

[up]I hollered since the crowner went four days without being hooked.

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Sep 21st 2021 at 9:12:16 AM

I'm downvoting the redefine option barring a clearer scope — some recent threads have borne out messy without a concrete redefinition. What is included? In-Universe colorism?

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Sep 21st 2021 at 11:16:14 AM

What about the But Not Too White trope?

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Sep 21st 2021 at 11:26:51 AM

That's an issue for another discussion.

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Sep 24th 2021 at 6:23:36 PM

Is the crowner safe to call? It's been four days since it was hooked (the timestamp on the crowner itself isn't from when it was hooked).

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Sep 25th 2021 at 12:34:35 AM

Calling crowner in favour of redefining to be more clearly about colorism and creating an Useful Notes page on colorism.

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Sep 25th 2021 at 7:27:27 AM

So… now what does “more clearly about colorism” mean here?

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Sep 27th 2021 at 3:59:23 PM

That's, uh... a good question.

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Sep 27th 2021 at 5:02:59 PM

It needs to be clear that it's about colorism (in general as a topic) being brought up in a work, not just anything related to skin tone in general. That means removing the parts about real life people. However, I'm not sure how this is gonna work with the trope's current name.

Oct 2nd 2021 at 1:06:15 AM

So to be clear, the outcome of this crowner is that the trope is going to be about when colorism is mentioned, focused on, or discussed as a plot/narrative relevant point in-universe?

The conversation about casting predominantly light/er skin toned actors in roles is going to be completely removed?

If so, that's kinda unfortunate since as the original person who brought this to TRS noted, that seemed to be the closest as definition as to what BNTB was trying to get at.

I do think there should be a trope covering that since it is a thing. Someone mentioned the Paper Bag test earlier and that still is in play now. That said, I do wonder how we cover what is essentially a race based appearance trope i.e. the bias towards lighter/more racially ambiguous actors and actresses. Will that be part of the useful note?

Also if my reading of the crowner outcome is right, then that also means we're losing the aspect that's a sister trope to Race Lift, i.e. casting someone in an adaptation that is Lighter/more racially ambiguous than the original in the source material. That should definitely become a separate trope

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Oct 5th 2021 at 3:19:00 PM

Yeah, I think that the topic of colorism involves many tropes that we don't have yet. I still think there's a distinction between how colorism is presented in fiction vs how it plays out IRL (including casting) so they can't be covered by a single trope.

Anyway, I created a sandbox for the useful notes page, feel free to change and add to it according to our discussions, because ik my wording isn't the best.

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Oct 8th 2021 at 8:03:21 AM

Well, amathieu13 expanded the sandbox and did an amazing job at fleshing it out. Any remarks so far?

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