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theme in The Walking Dead. It is when characters treat each other unjustly, due to differences between them. Some common differences are race, age, and gender.
- Donna initially discriminated against the relationship between an elderly Dale and a much younger Andrea. (Comic Series)
- Otis becomes angry with Patricia, due to her siding with Dexter and Andrew, both of whom are African-American. (Issue 20)
- Negan admits he doesn't like being branded a racist, while choosing whom to kill (referring to Glenn, Heath, and Michonne). (Issue 100)
- Ed Peletier abused his wife, Carol, and daughter, Sophia, physically, emotionally, and possibly sexually. (TV Series)
- Merle Dixon calls Glenn Rhee, Morales, and T-Dog multiple racist slurs, and he insults Andrea's sexuality when she says she would never sleep with him. (Guts)
- Daryl Dixon gives Glenn a hard time about his ethnicity while looking for the bag of guns. (Vatos)
- T-Dog admits to Dale Horvath (in a vague state of mind) that he fears that Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, and Daryl might prosecute him and Dale because of T-Dog's race and Dale's age. (Bloodletting)
- In a later episode, Daryl tells Glenn he knew that he was driving Shane's Hyundai because, "He had to be Asian drivin' like that". (Beside the Dying Fire)
- Rick, Daryl, Maggie, Carol, and Glenn refuse to let Oscar and Axel stay in their cellblock because of their previous incarceration. (Killer Within)
- Aaron reveals to Daryl that both before and after the end of the world people were homophobic towards him and his boyfriend Eric Raleigh - and that the Alexandria Safe-Zone still treats them as outsiders because they are homosexual. (Forget)
- Kenny asks Lee Everett if he can pick a lock due to the fact that he is African-American, calling him "urban". (Starved For Help)
- Lee can accuse Larry of racism when Mark asks why Larry dislikes Lee, though it is actually because of his recent incarceration for murder. (Starved For Help)
- Walt appears to be racist as he refers to Russell as a "spook", a racial slur for African-Americans. (Russell's Story)
- Shel can accuse Joyce of racism when she suggests Clive and Roman to execute the intruder because, according to Joyce, he shouldn't be freed due to his inability to speak English. (Determinant) (Shel's Story)
- Kenny forces Vitali to speak English, despite the fact he doesn't appear to speak much. (No Going Back)
- Kenny discriminates against Arvo for being a Russian. (No Going Back)
- Marla Wilkinson might be racist, judging by her behavior towards Felipe, assuming he is a thug, and talking about "his kind". (Social Game)
|Abstract||Betrayal • Cliffhangers • Denial • Depression • Distrust • Discrimination • Envy • Fear • Foreshadowing • Forgiveness • Humanity • Humor • Hope • Pride • Regret • Religion • Revenge • Sacrifice • Sanity • Secrecy • Teamwork|
|Realistic||Amputations • Cannibalism • Heroism • Leadership • Nicknames • Punishment|