The Magical Negro or magical African-American friend, is a supporting stock character in American cinema, who, by use of special insight or powers, helps the white protagonist.African-American filmmaker Spike Lee popularized the term
I WONDER WHAT RUSH THINKS ABOUT THS?
Herman Cain...Magic Negro?...some Republicans have decided that they need a "magic negro" of their own. After all, what could counteract the uplifting post-racial appeal of the first half-black, half-American president so well as a presidential candidate who is an authentic American black man, with no unsettling questions about his birth, his Social Security number, his college records, his religion and even his name?
THIS IS THE ARTICLE THAT STARTED THE WHOLE MAGIC NEGRO THING:
Obama the 'Magic Negro'
The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-than-real black man.