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Is there a trope for the Black Best Friend?I

(permanent link) added: 2007-09-23 16:07:34 sponsor: stm177 (last reply: 2007-09-23 17:02:37)

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I was listening to NPR last week, and one show had a short piece on the frustrations of young black female actors in Hollywood. They often end up being the sassy, black best friend of the white girl protagonist. It's similar to the Magical Black Man trope, but at a much much lower power level. They complained that their characters would have little or no life outside of her relationship with the protagonist. An example might be the black girlfriend of Jaye in Wonderfalls.
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