In these cases, to make it work, you might have to do a purposeful Flanderization to your character and make them all about their bias. Of course, that will also mean you've gone and derailed your own plot if you need to do it to that extent... Shirley: You have literally introduced me to strangers as "the black woman". KZThroughout the late 19th century, and well into the 1950′s, Africans and in some cases Native Americans, were kept as exhibits in zoos.
Bonus points if either the heroes or some highly sympathetic character is a member of said minority.
Depending on how and with whom this is used, it can sometimes come across as just slightly odd.
For those who belong to more than one minority group, this threat can be multiplied.
But the sad reality is that gay and bi men of colour who face homophobia and racism in the wider world can very often find themselves subjected to racism from within the gay community.
Because honestly, if the fandom hasn't turned against the Overlord after the character in question may have murdered thousands or even millions, enslaved people in The Empire wholesale, and so on and so forth, is having the character be a little sexist or racist going to automatically turn people against them?