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The Morales rule, also known as the Morales test, evaluates the viability of Latino POC characters in works of fiction along the following lines:

  1. Nobody calls anybody Papi.
  2. No dancing to salsa music.
  3. 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.