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Discrimination is a recurring 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.


Comic Series

  • Donna accuses the group of sexism after being delegated to washing laundry, though Lori and Carol disagree. (Issue 3)
  • Donna initially discriminated against the relationship between an elderly Dale and a much younger Andrea. (Comic Series)
  • Thomas Richards seems to target solely women and girls, calling them whores while trying to kill them. (Volume 3)
  • Otis refers to Dexter and Andrew as "a couple n*ggers" when yelling at Patricia for siding with them when they wanted to kick the group out of the prison. He is also shown to be annoyed about having to take orders from Tyreese, though it's unknown if this is due to his racism or some other reason. (Issue 20, Issue 21)
  • Hershel initially discriminates against Axel for being a convict. (Issue 20)
  • Michonne refers to Carol as a "scrawny white bitch" while attempting to seduce Tyreese. (Issue 22)
  • According to Bruce, Douglas Monroe discriminates in favor of young, pretty females when it comes to job assignment. (Issue 73)
  • Negan admits he doesn't like being branded a racist, while choosing whom to kill (referring to Glenn, Heath, and Michonne). (Issue 100)
  • Negan's "wives" are exempt from the Saviors' "point" system. (Issue 105)
  • Magna's father was homophobic, which causes her to be hesitant when it comes being open about her relationship with Yumiko. (Issue 172)

TV Series

Fear The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Video Game

  • 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)
  • Nate asks Russell if he's in a gang, in which the latter claims that the assumption is racist. (Russell's Story)
  • 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 demands that Vitali speaks English, despite the fact he doesn't appear to speak much. (No Going Back)
  • Kenny discriminates against Arvo for being a Russian, often calling him a "commie". (No Going Back)
  • Clementine has the option to call Larry a "racist asshole" due to his mistreatment of Lee, even though Larry mistreated Lee because of his past crime, not his race. (Suffer The Children)

Social Game

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