->'''Granddad:''' You ran into our car! ''Are you blind?!''
->'''Stinkmeaner:''' YES... I... '''''am! So?'''''
->'''Granddad:''' Wait, you're blind?
->'''Stinkmeaner:''' Yes! ''Blind!'' You got a problem with that, nyuggah?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', "Granddad's Fight"

A very common form of TwoferTokenMinority is the blind black guy. He's blind, and he's black. May wear CoolShades. Frequently overlaps with MagicalNegro and/or HandicappedBadass. The characters are more often than not a Music/RayCharles or Music/StevieWonder parody, and thus tend to be a BlindMusician as well.

The real life source of this is that, in nineteenth and twentieth-century America, many poor black people who were born blind or lost their sight early were deliberately pushed towards musical training, as one of the few careers available to them that didn't require sight.


* {{Subverted}} and played straight in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSG807d3P-U this]] Levi's commercial where a woman runs into who she thinks is one in the women's bathroom and feels safe undressing and washing up in front of him. Turns out he was holding the cane for his friend who actually is blind.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Tousen from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Unusually for this trope, he turns out to be a [[HeWhoFightsMonsters villain]]. [[spoiler: He [[DeathEqualsRedemption reconciles]] with his friends just before he dies, however]].
* Another villainous example from ''Anime/HeatGuyJ''. One of the {{Mafia}} [[EliteMook Elite]] is this. (Complete with playing the piano while laughing maniacally at the thought of [[spoiler: having Clair's left eye in a jar.]])
* N'Doul from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', which is a henchman from Dio and controls, with his stand Geb, [[MakingASplash water]]. However, he's not a parody of Ray Charles nor Stevie Wonder.... But the [[WebVideo/JojosBIzarreADventureAbridged abridged series]] [[DoubleSubverted makes him a parody of Ray Charles!!!]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Beth Chapel, Charles [=McNider=]'s successor as [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Doctor Midnight]] in the [=80s=], is a female example.

* There is a blind black singer in ''All of Me''.
* The BlindSeer in ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou''.
* The "Three Blind Mice" in the opening sequence of ''Film/DrNo''. Unfortunately for the local British Secret Service agent, they were just faking blindness so they could shoot him in the back.
* Creator/RichardPryor's character in ''See No Evil, Hear No Evil''.
* In ''GetCrazy'' we meet a B.B. King expy at a fellow blues man's funeral -- all the other blues men in attendance are blind, throwing flowers, well, blindly...one of them walks into an open grave.
* Creator/MorganFreeman's character in ''Film/DannyTheDog''. Notably it was Freeman's idea on reading the script for him to be blind.
** Freeman played another blind character in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', the [[BlindSeer wizard Vitruvius]].
* The man with the black eyepatch in ''Film/{{Blindness}}'' (but of course, pretty much everyone else is blind, too).
* The owner of "The Beast" in ''Film/TheSandlot''.
* The news stand owner Jeb in ''Film/ManiacCop2'', who's unable to see his customer's death, but can feel the killer's corpse-cold hand as he touches it.
* Ray in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', true to his nature as a [[TheDanza Danza]] of Music/RayCharles, is implied to be blind.
* The unnamed preacher from ''Film/TheyLive'' who first tries to convince [[NoNameGiven Nada]] of the alien conspiracy. He's later [[MoralEventHorizon beaten to death by the police]] when they raid his church.
* Jerome from ''Film/MySoulToTake''.
* The titular hero of ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', played by Creator/DenzelWashington. The blindness part of his character is the big twist at the end.
* A rare OneSceneWonder example appears in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', unless he just wears shades.
* Abdul Elijah, the DarkMessiah leader of [[BaldOfEvil The Cleanheads]] in ''Film/RedHeat''.
* Billy Ray Valentine (Creator/EddieMurphy) [[ObfuscatingDisability pretends]] to be a blind, legless [[PhonyVeteran Vietnam veteran]] in his first scene in ''Film/TradingPlaces''.
* Uncle Rob in ''Film/TheLearningTree'', who was blinded in some sort of explosion. He isn't a musician, but he is the wise sage of the family, dispensing advice about human nature to his troubled nephew Newt.
* Gender-inverted in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' with Mama Odie, a blind black old lady.
* ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' has Max, a black and blind warlock dealing in supernatural insects. He seems to have little trouble functioning in society, though.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Jake from ''Series/{{Becker}}'' was blinded in a car accident years before the time of the show.
* Geordi on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', though not really a straight example as his VISOR allows him to see. Much better than a normal person could, in fact.
* ''Music/TheRutles'' had retired UsefulNotes/NewOrleans bluesman Blind Lemon Pie, who claimed to have invented The Rutles' music, although his wife retorted that he only made this and similar claims for the benefit of TV documentary crews.
* One episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'' had Hughie Harper who had been blind, but surgery restored his vision perfectly. He kept that secret because being a blind, black jazz musician was a good image and he didn't want to ruin it. He got his comeuppance firstly, when a fat, elderly lady undressed in front of him and he couldn't admit being [[{{Squick}} squicked]] by her appearance and secondly, when she found out about it and slapped him in front of his audience for being a 'pervert'.
* In one episode of ''Series/SevenDays'', Frank became a "ghost" due to a time-traveling accident, and a BlindBlackGuy was the only one who could hear him speak.
* One ''Series/ChappellesShow'' sketch featured the eponymous comedian playing Clayton Bigsby, a blind black man who, unaware of his own race, became a white supremacist.
* Parodied in ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' where in one episode Sarah sits in a rocking chair surrounded by black musicians as she speaks in ebonics after going temporarily blind in a tanning salon.
* Parodied on ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' - Lester Corncrake is a blind ''white'' guy who fully believes himself to be black. Everyone's just too polite to tell him otherwise as he seems quite invested in the idea.
* Female version on ''Series/EarlyEdition'' with Marissa, who at times also acts as [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] to other castmates.
* In ''Signs and Wonders'', Diamond the "deprogrammer" (James Earl Jones) briefly disguises himself as a blind beggar.
* ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' had Master Splinter befriend a blind black man named Andre.
* Seemingly played straight on an episode of ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' where they have to arrest one who doesn't believe [[YouKnowImBlackRight Jones is Black]] [[DeliberateValuesDissonance because of how well he speaks]] until he gives away that he can see and was just being a troll.
* In the Disney Channel special "There's No Going Home," Music/WeirdAlYankovic's grandfather is said to be Blind Lemon Yankovic, the writer of the shortest blues song ever. However, he is unsurprisingly not actually related to Weird Al, a possible reference to the fact that "Polka King" Frankie Yankovic is not related to Al either.
* Blind Butchie from ''{{Series/The Wire}}'' lost his sight to a gunshot wound and was once a feared enforcer who got (mostly) out of the drug game after losing his sight. He acts as a mentor figure to Omar and his crew.
* Josafá in the Brazilian soap opera ''Series/DeusSalveORei'' is a blind blacksmith who takes Afonso as his pupil after he saved him from being robbed by a {{jerkass}} client.

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blind_Boys_of_Alabama The Blind Boys of Alabama]].
* Music examples: Music/StevieWonder, Music/RayCharles and any Blues Man with "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blind]]" in his name.
* Jazz virtuoso Music/ArtTatum, perhaps the most influential pianist of the swing-era.
* There was an obscure blues singer who went by the name Blind Ben Covington, but acquired the nickname Bogus Ben Covington when word got out that he [[ObfuscatingDisability wasn't actually blind]]. He is therefore an aversion of the trope.
* Blues harmonica player Sonny Terry.
* {{Soul}} singer Clarence Carter ("Slip Away", "Patches"), notable for being a guitarist rather than a keyboardist.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Jada of ''VideoGame/BattleHigh 2'' is a black blind gal. She blinded herself by showing off with her electrical powers when she was younger, and became humbled by the incident, which caused her to develop into an empath and sort of one of the wiser students.
* The Demoman's parents from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' are black-Scottish and blind, having lost their eyes in demolition accidents. This is apparently a tradition for their family, as they're disappointed in their son for merely missing ''one'' eye.

* Reggie from ''Webcomic/{{PVP}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has Blind Pete in Greysky City ([[EyeScream previously]] Eagle Eyed Pete, before betraying his boss at the local ThievesGuild).
* ''Webcomic/TheSearchForHenryJekyll'' has a female example with Delilah "Daisy" Bonnay, the star of the opera house.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Jericho in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The blind black Jazz player neighbor who lives in a swamp shows up in a ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' episode. In truth his vision is only mildly bad, but blind sounded better for a jazz player.
** The master of Blues is set up to be one in another episode, but to nobody's big surprise, it turned out to be the Red Guy. But THEN it turned out that he was an impostor, and the real master of Blues IS an actual Ray Charles lookalike.
* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with Bleeding Gums Murphy (Lisa's saxophone mentor who died). Even though Bleeding Gums Murphy wore sunglasses (even at night), he (ostensibly) had perfect vision. He was based on Blind Willie Witherspoon, who ''was'' blind, and Murphy learned his craft from Witherspoon.
-->'''BG:''' I learned at the feet of Blind Willie Witherspoon.\\
''flash to younger BG in a bar''\\
'''Willie:''' I've been playing jazz for 30 years and I just can't make a go of it. I want you to have my saxophone.\\
'''BG:''' This isn't a saxophone; it's an umbrella!\\
'''Willie:''' So I've been playing an umbrella for 30 years? Why didn't anybody tell me?\\
'''BG:''' Heh, we all [[RuleOfFunny thought it was funny]]. ''chuckles''\\
'''Willie:''' That's not funny.
* Col. Stinkmeaner from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' [[BadassGrandpa Hudson]] manages to [[BlindAndTheBeast befriend]] one named Jeffrey Robbins.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' had one episode focusing around a "seeing-eye friend" trying to find his kid, who was blind and black- and, of course, [[{{ShoutOut}} named Stevie.]]
* The "Toby Danger" cartoon in ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had a brief gag where a dead ringer for Ray Charles continued performing oblivious to the power being cut.
* Toots, Joan of Arc's foster father in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', is a massive parody of this, as well as a host of related tropes (MagicalNegro, BlindSeer, InspirationallyDisadvantaged). He's not especially insightful, but he thinks he is.
-->Now I may be blind, but I can still see that...
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' is about Ickis moving in with a blind black jazz singer.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'' about racism involves Davey making friends with [[BlackBestFriend Jonathan's]] cousin who was racist towards white people, but temporarily blind after an operation.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Das Subway" one of the subway passengers is an old and blind black man with his seeing eye dog. He also claims that his other senses (especially smell) got stronger after he went blind.