A nonwhite protagonist who saves the day not by becoming better at everything than the native people as in Mighty Whitey, but through the power of jive, dancing, and a laid back attitude, thus managing to still be racist. It's generally a comedy staple rather than action and drama like its predecessor. It's described more fully on this trope naming Cracked article here, at number three. Compare Mighty Whitey, to which this is the ethnic pastiche. Related to Magical Negro only by the typical skin color of the character. Examples:
- Big Mommas House 2
- The Black Knight: A version of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court with Martin Lawrence; in most versions the protagonist makes technical advances while Jamal/Skywalker just changes the culture.
- Bringing Down the House
- Head of State
- Thouroughly averted by A Knight In Camelot (another remake of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court) where Whoopi Goldberg is a For Science! kind of scientist and does lots of cleanup before Merlin destroys it all to preserve the timeline and she goes back to hers. She also avoids Mighty Whitey because a large part of the plot is moderating her arrogance.
- Money Talks
- Trading Places
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