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Magic Negro

ReThink Review: The Intouchables - France's 'Magic Negro,' or Something More?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

By making Driss and Philippe fully realized characters (the film is based on a true story) with histories and lots to learn about life and each other, The Intouchables manages to escape the trappings of the Magic Negro genre.

The State of the Union May Be Better Than We Think

George Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Davis

Our entire popular culture is saturated with images of what is "out there" beyond the realm of possibility. But maybe, instead, what is out there is "our better selves," as Obama keeps on saying.

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

Barack Obama Is Not Bagger Vance

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

Obama can't save progressives. They'll save their agenda, if at all, with persistence and organizing. As it always was.

Steele the Magically Disappearing Negro

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The squeals for Steele's hide by red faced GOP grousers have gotten so loud that even long defrocked GOP bloviator Newt Gingrich had to come to Steele's rescue.

Steele Agrees Obama "Is The Magic Negro"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While hosting Bill Bennett's radio show Friday morning, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele appeared to agree with a caller that Pre...

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Tthe GOP is stepping up efforts to stress diversity, but is resorting to a tried-and-true W. tactic: the promotion of compromised, disreputable individuals -- a kind of lemon diversity that only highlights their cynicism and contempt for the public.

GOP's Steele Finally Speaks: "Magic Negro" Hurt Party

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last month, the Hill reported that RNC chairman candidate Chip Saltsman sent out a Christmas greeting that contained a CD with the song "Barack the Ma...

Chip "Barack The Magic Negro" Saltsman's RNC Campaign Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

It's nice to see people being comfortable with who they are. Chip is inspiring Republicans around the country to stand up and say "We are white. We are racist. We are proud."

Will Other GOP Officials Condemn the Magic Negro Ridicule?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Saltsman felt that he could issue the CD and get away with it, it's because too many other Republicans have made offensive racial slips or digs in the past with little or no consequence.

My Response to the Mean-Spirited "Barack the Magic Negro"

Peter Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Yarrow

Taking a children's song and twisting it in such vulgar, mean-spirited way, is a slur to our entire country and our common agreement to move beyond racism.

RNC Candidate Distributes 'Barack The Magic Negro' Song

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** 12/27 4:45PM Reaction on the right to Saltsman's distribution of a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" in his quest to become the new ch...

RNC Issues Apology to Negroes

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

In the apology, the RNC ripped Saltsman's song, calling it "tone-deaf, unacceptable, and offensive to every negro in the country."

Obama The Less And Less Magic Negro

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The more a fantasy Obama was, the more desirable. White America could project on him all its fantasies of curative black benevolence. Can Obama pull off his now becoming real?