The Morales rule, also known as the Morales test, evaluates the viability of Latino POC characters in works of fiction along the following lines:
- Nobody calls anybody Papi.
- No dancing to salsa music.
- No gratuitous Spanish.
It was coined by actress Natalie Morales, who played the female lead in the ABC Family series The Middleman, for a 2008 NPR interview on the impact of the Bechdel test as a template for analysis of bias in works of fiction.