->''"Aw, people of Sherwood, you've been had! Hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Run amuck! ''We'' didn't land on Sherwood Forest; Sherwood Forest landed on ''us''!"''
-->-- '''Achoo''', ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''

The opposite counterpart to [[StrawmanPolitical white conservative strawman]], this trope is specific to black characters.

These characters are often very far to the left of the political spectrum, and usually militant. These black radicals or activists are depicted as a bunch of [[StrawHypocrite hypocritical]], irrational, paranoid, unreasonable, lazy, bigoted, [[EverythingIsRacist race-card-playing]], [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiratorial]] raving loons. Even within black TV shows and movies, they're very rarely depicted as respectable or intelligent people whose opinion is of any real merit. When it comes to black TV and films, this could be an attempt by some black writers to subvert the stereotype of black people agreeing with these particular views. In the process, they ended up creating a StrawmanPolitical. Needless to say these characters can easily veer into UnfortunateImplications territory. Some even see these characters as tactics to discredit the image of conscious black people in mainstream media.

The TropeNamer is MalcolmX, who achieved fame during the American civil rights movement for his aggressive and hard-line views on race; however, he was actually a subversion in that after going to Mecca he started to promote racial equality and unfortunately got killed for it by hard-line black nationalists.[[note]]Unless you believe the conspiracy theories that say otherwise[[/note]]

Compare with StrawFeminist, AngryBlackMan.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The character of Muhammad X from the ''{{Superman}}'' comics.
* Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s arch nemesis Black Manta, whose motivation was to conquer Atlantis so he could slaughter the inhabitants and make the kingdom a haven for black people who'd been so repressed on the land. Or so he says - he's shifted goals multiple times and has outright stated he's just pretending to do this in order to get funds and men. He really just wants money and to see Aquaman dead.
* A [[TheSixties 1960s]] ''Little Annie Fanny'' comic, satirizing the ideological conflict between MLK Jr.'s and Malcolm X's followers, ends with "Marvin X" and his followers donning surplus [[GodwinsLaw Nazi uniforms]] and "Marvin" shouting "We must build a superior race! Let the liquidations begin!" At this, the unnamed MLK Jr. stand-in, whom Marvin's ship had rescued from the ocean, swims off saying, "I think I'll take my chances with the sharks."
* [[AntiVillain Strangely enough,]] {{Magneto}} is this, though he's white and Jewish and doesn't really care about black people (unless they also happen to be mutants). Loooong ago in TheSixties he was a generically evil villain who wanted to destroy humans because he believes mutants are superior, but by TheSeventies he'd been retooled with a more well-rounded characterization: when his past is revealed, we find he was a Holocaust survivor and believed that the growing hatred for mutants by humans would eventually mean a repeat, leading to a couple decades of [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope leading to him going]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters too far with his methods of]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized "protecting" and "ensuring the future"]] of mutantkind. He and [[BigGood Professor X]] are compared to Malcom X and Martin Luther King, with oppression against mutants as a parallel to oppression of minorities.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Willie Stevens from ''Hangin' with the Homeboys''.
* Sharif from ''Film/MenaceIISociety'', though he's not depicted badly so much as he is just disregarded by his troubled criminal friends. Although there's a lot of cynicism that can be picked up from the way the character is written, especially how other characters treat him (even his dad!).
* Subverted in ''Film/ChasingAmy'' by Hooper X, a comic book artist character who used this trope, playing a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud Nubian]] and StrawmanPolitical when promoting his comic book; but was in fact a [[CampGay flamboyant homosexual]].
* A straight example from ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' is the film director, though he ''is'' played by Chris Rock, [[ActorAllusion who has spent his career lampooning these kinds of characters]].
* The Mau Mau gang from Creator/SpikeLee's ''{{Bamboozled}}''. They fit the "hypocrisy" aspect of this character. The Mau Maus angrily denounce the {{Blackface}} entertainers with "Painted faces, disgrace to the races!" - but they are, in their own way, [[YouAreWhatYouHate just as buffoonish as what they condemn]]. And they're even more hypocritical when they execute one of the show's performers while wearing some of the "Mantan" Halloween masks they so despise (which makes them [[DirtyCoward Dirty Cowards]] as well).
* Buggin' Out from ''Film/DoTheRightThing''. Many of the other characters are angry about race issues as well, which is kinda the point of the movie.
* The Wayans brothers like the comedic version of this trope, with the addition that the more outspokenly Afrocentric the character is, the more obsessed he is with [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt banging white chicks]] -- most notably in ''ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' and ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''.
* Mitch Mullany's ''The Breaks'' includes a scene reminiscent of ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' when the main character, Derrick, attends a spoken word performance. After a dreadlocked black man recites an angry Afrocentric poem, the hostess says, "Thank you very much, Stokely Ungawa, and your lovely wife, Betsy..." at which point the camera cuts to the same poet, embracing a very [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPy]] looking blonde.
* Martin Lawrence plays an especially obnoxious example of this trope in ''Film/NationalSecurity''.
* Dave Chappelle playing "Conspiracy Brother" as a comedic subversion of this in ''Film/UndercoverBrother''.
** Chappelle did a riff on this trope nine years earlier, as Achoo in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.'' His speech is taken word-for-word from Malcolm X's line about Plymouth Rock "landing on" the Africans, not the other way around.
* A blink-and-you'll-miss-him background character who shows up twice in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''. First during a war protest in New York City, mixed in amongst the crowds, and later can be seen in Paco's office, as another sign of Paco's increasing extremism.
* The 1997 remake of ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' recasts the bigoted Juror #10, a white man in the original version, as one.
* Zeus from ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' definitely qualifies. In fact, Creator/SamuelLJackson researched the role to look and act exactly like MalcolmX himself.
* Played straight and subverted with Marcus in ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', who accuses Rex and Milo of being racist, but has no clue who Rodney King is.
** There's no indication he doesn't actually know who Rodney King is; his response when the "ROD-NEY KING!" chant starts is "What's that supposed to mean?", which does not indicate a lack of knowledge, more confusion over why they're chanting that name.
* Jeriko One in ''Film/StrangeDays'' is a combination of Malcolm X and Tupac Shakur. Given the fact that he's murdered by racist cops, he might have a point.
* The third ''DirtyHarry'' film, ''Film/TheEnforcer'', has a black militant group based on both the Black Panthers and the the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ras the Exhorter]] from Ralph Ellison's ''Literature/InvisibleMan''.
* The X-Man from Minister Faust's superhero novel ''From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain''. Played straight [[spoiler:until the ending, when it's revealed pretty much all his paranoid delusions about The Man are true.]]
* An interesting example from [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids youth literature]] is Axon Befal from the GreenSkyTrilogy. The Erdlings are AmbiguouslyBrown, and [[spoiler: the decendants of exiled Kindar (Kindar being the race with "privledges")]]. When this all is revealed and the Erdlings are freed from their imprisonment BeneathTheEarth, Befal is preaching for ''violent'' retribution against the Kindar, including those ignorant of the Erdling's existence. Most Erdlings want nothing to do with him and consider him a criminal. In the game, his "wand" (a machete) makes the game {{Unwinnable}} if you [[VideogameCrueltyPunishment use it on anything other than briar bushes]].
* The fictionalized Black Muslim street preacher Abdul Sufi Hamid from ''MumboJumbo'' by IshmaelReed fills this role.
* The bespectacled character Fess from Kristin Hunter's ''The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou'' is an up-and-coming teenage militant in this mold. "You haven't seen the light, Little Sister. You need to be indoctrinated."
* In ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'', an 1972 AlternateHistory book, Philip Harrison fits this trope well. He's the founder of Black Justice, and he wants to wage war against the other races as well hoping to found a separate state for black people.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'': Terence Taylor, to a T. He grew up in Germany with his white mother, but as soon as he hit Hillman's all-black campus, he began dressing in long wool coats and bedazzled fez hats, frequently talking about his new-found faith, TheMan, and how to uplift the black community. Played for comedy, the show being a sitcom and all. In the middle of one impassioned speech, [[TheHeckler Dwayne Wayne calls him a "Microwave Muslim."]]
* ''{{Martin}}'': The episode "The Snow Bunny" features one of these. When the gang takes a trip to a ski lodge, Pam brings along new boyfriend Tashim, who dresses like a Black Panther and throughout the episode makes snide comments about/towards Tommy's guest, a white woman.
** This is played entirely for comedy, because Tashim's militance is absurd to the extreme. In one scene, as everyone is heading out to the slopes, Tashim carries a spray can. When asked why, he answers that he plains to paint as much of the snow black as he can.
* The nefarious Rev. Darnell Potter on ''Series/BlueBloods'' is mostly an Al Sharpton expy.
* A decent number of black characters from ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' qualify. Basically, if there's a black prosecutor/lawyer/defendant/minister/activist/etc. opposing the lead cast, s/he is likely to hit ''at least'' some parts of this trope and AngryBlackMan.
** Specifically defense attorney Shambala Green. Although not as over the top.
** Paul Robinette when he became a defense attorney. Alternatively there's the UnfortunateImplications theory that he was turned into a StrawmanPolitical of the MalcolmXerox variety so the writers could make a point.
** Defense attorney Carl Halpert, defense attorney Jerome Bryant....(notice a pattern here??)
** Then there's Congressman Eaton, A terrible Al Sharpton {{EXPY}}.
** Perhaps most notorious is the Reverend Ott, who incites a riot in an episode based on the Crown Heights riots.
* One episode of ''{{Series/Angel}}'' had Gunn pose at this to create a distraction for Angel to break into Wolfram and Hart. Evil's only weakness: ''political correctness!''
-->"Y'all can cater to the ''demon'', cater to the ''dead man''! But '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT! ABOUT! THE BLACK! MAAAAN?!]]'''"
* Ahmad Zaire from ''TheParentHood''.
* Senator Clay Davis in ''TheWire'' manages to fool most of Maryland into ''thinking'' he is this guy, the best example being his {{Glurge}} Unleaded defense speech in court. In realiy he's an embezzling, selfish, corrupt piece of [[CatchPhrase sheeeeeeeeeeeit]]...
* Awesomely nuanced in a ''Series/NewYorkUndercover'' episode "''The Reckoning''", with a Nation of Islam minister (Minister Malik) who shows heavy shades of this, BUT is also very fleshed out and humanized. Even giving him a CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming towards the end of the episode when a young black kid approaches him on the street and tells him "''I'm ready to be a man''" and Malik smiles and nods, then says "''Then you will be''".
* Averted with Kareem Said in Series/{{Oz}}. Played straight with "Supreme Allah" (real name Kevin Ketchum -- he never legally changed it) in season 4.
* Parodied with Chris Rock's character Nat X on ''SaturdayNightLive''. He's so black, he urinates oil! He's so black, that when he went to night school, the teacher marked him absent.
* Michael Evans on ''GoodTimes''. Nicknamed the "Militant Midget" by his family, he once declared that he preferred Cream of Wheat to oatmeal because "at least they got a black man on the box!"
* One of the two villains in the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "Cuba Libre."
* Parodied in ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' with the character of "Malkit X", an Indian man who insists that everything around him is a calculated and deliberate insult to his race.
* The Brotherhood in the ''Series/AdamTwelve'' episode, "The Militants" LOG 76.
* In the "Lamont Goes African" episode of ''SanfordAndSon'', Lamont embraces his African heritage, starts wearing a dashiki and deems "Lamont" to be a slave name and gives himself the name "Kalunda".
* On ''EverybodyHatesChris'', one Christmas the father was low on money, and happens across a stall advertizing Kwanzaa as a non-commercial option for Christmas. Chris' brother really gets into this, and according to the voiceover he still celebrates it in his adulthood and refuses to talk to white people on the day, including his white wife.

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* Faarooq (nee Wrestling/RonSimmons), during his time as leader of the Nation of Domination stable in the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. Well, without the lazy part, and with a whole lot more violent tendencies.
** Clarence Mason, the Nation's attorney/manager, was a carbon copy of Malcom X with a dusting of Johnnie Cochran on top.
* Theodore Long, specifically when he was running his "Thuggin N Buggin Enterprises" faction with clients like D'Lo Brown, Rodney Mack, MarkHenry, and Jazz. Though he toned it down once he became the fan-favorite SmackDown [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure GM]].
** Ironically, Brown and Henry were former members of the Nation.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', there's a ped in the San Fierro section that fits this trope. He's even wearing a kente cloth dashiki and hat.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' has Braveshroom, who varies between this and a parody of William Wallace, depending on the situation, fighting for mushroom rights against human and koopa oppressors. He even gives a parody of the same speech parodied in the pagequote (Super Mario landed on ''us''!).

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Dewey from ''TheBoondocks'' is a hypocritical counterpart to Huey Freeman, who takes "down wit' the struggle" much further than even Huey by reading poetry, wearing capris, headwraps and sandals, even going as far as to become a Muslim...and yet he doesn't even know the basic Islamic greeting.
** Huey himself arguably could be seen as a subversion (or even a reconstruction) of this trope.
** [[StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip can be a parody of this.
* Chef during the town flag controversy (fittingly called 'Chef Goes Nanners') in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', right down to becoming Muslim and changing his "slave name" into a long, pseudo-Arabic one which no longer fit on his apron, so that he had to have someone follow him around, bearing a sign with the rest of his new name.
* Sideshow Raheem from ''TheSimpsons''.

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