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URCA:
UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT

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"I've seen this movie! The black guy dies first!"
- Harry Block (played by Orlando Jones): EVOLUTION (2001)

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR "LIFE"
On March 24, 2017, the Black Guy gets it first!

When I first began THE UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT back in 1998 at the old geocities site, I was criticized for creating a lie. My ALERT simply said:
"The RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT is to let you know that, no matter how many victims or how many people from different races are in the Horror/Thriller movie, the whites and ONLY the whites were cast as the survivors."

I had my many detractors at the time who said things like:
"There is no such thing."

"It's your imagination."

"You need to get a life."

The latest one I've heard is
"You aren't a minority so this doesn't concern you." This line came from a white guy who listens to black gangsta rap all the time, owns black comedy DVDs and likes to talk the lingo of "the hood".

"Aw man I'm done! Brothers never survive these things!"
- Preacher (played by LL Cool J): DEEP BLUE SEA (1999)

THE UNFAIR RACIAL RESPONSE
Because some folks disagree and my theory can withstand critique

2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007
(After that the critiques became insults)

THE UNFAIR RACIAL REFERENCES
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(These are offsite links and may break over time)

BLACK
HORROR MOVIES
DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND
FAGABOND GEEK IN THE CITY
INTAKE WEEKLY JOHNS HOPKINS
UNIVERSITY
LYN SCREENS LOOSE CANON
THE MAIL ARCHIVE NARKIVE
NETSURF NIRALI MAGAZINE
NITPICKER CENTRAL SINISTER MINISTER
VEGAN MOMMA  
Stumble Me

So I challenged my critics to go out and see 5 Horror/Thriller movies: any five, their choice. All I asked is that the movie have minorities in the cast (not some quick walk on or someone in the background of a crowd scene).

So these fellow fans of horror went out. They came back with a few movie titles where the THE RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT did not apply, and in fairness I list those films here. But they also came back with an overwhelming number of movies where the "rule" did apply, and they were amazed.

From then on, I added the word UNFAIR to THE RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT. The UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT specifically applies to movies made or backed by Hollywood, as I have not seen this "Rule Of Death" appear so consistently in Independent movies or movies made outside of the United States.

I used to post it only where applicable to the movies reviewed, but now the list is too long. It needs its own place.

This page was created on January 8, 2000.

With every new Horror/Thriller movie coming out, the list keeps growing.

I welcome any who challenge the ALERT to offer me movie titles that contradict this page.

I will gladly post the titles of the accurate ones.

The list, inexplicably, does not include Hollywood Horror Comedies. Why? Who knows? But Hollywood Horror Comedies seemingly never follow the UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT.

It's as if someone in the command chain says, "Whoa! I hate minorities the same as the rest of you, but this is comedy we're talking about and that has a completely different set of rules! No killing off all the minorities in a comedy!"

101 Coincidences and Counting!

"Along with me I'm gonna need a scientist, an engineer, and of course, a black person to sacrifice himself in case something goes wrong."
- Eric Cartman, SOUTH PARK, Season 9, Cartman's Hippie Exit Strategy 2006

BEWARE THE RACIAL CLICHÉS FROM THESE TITLES OF THE

1900 - 1960 - 1970 - 1980 - 1990 - 2000

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HOLLYWOOD RACISM

LEGEND

HORROR/THRILLER

HOLLYWOOD THRILLER NON-HOLLYWOOD HORROR

I've been a Horror fan all of my life, but back in 1995 I sold my first fiction story, RATTLESNAKE TIE, to Biker Magazine (Oct. 1995 issue).

At that time in my life I was a stand-up comic, learning the trade and hanging out with fellow comics like Joey Medina and Kelly Parks. One of my amigos, Ray "Genesis" McCleese, congratulated me on the sale, but told me he wasn't much into Horror.

"Why do they always kill the black guy?" he asked.

Yeah, it was rhetorical, but I'd never considered it. Yet from then on, I watched Horror movies with Ray's words in mind and I started finding the Racial Cliché everywhere.

To be sure, there are movies without it. So was I just seeing what I wanted to see or was the Racial Cliché for real?

The only way to know for certain is set my criteria and start counting.
So I created this section at feoamante.com. In a sense, I'm confronting the bigot that I never knew existed within me: brought out, seemingly by accident, by a friend.

This is a database to prove to myself, one way or the other, what the truth is. So far, the UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT
is winning by a large margin.

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REFERENCES
Anthropologist Gretchen Bakke, PhD, references my UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT as an expert resource in her 2010 Anthropological Quarterly essay @ Johns Hopkins University

Researcher David Waldron, references my review of UNDERWORLD in the Spring 2005, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture entry, Role-Playing Games and the Christian Right: Community Formation in Response to a Moral Panic (downloadable pdf).

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