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Quotes: Magical Negro

Fiction

"I was raised on TV and I was conditioned to believe that every black woman over 50 is a cosmic mentor.
Jeff Winger, Community

On works

Jon: What about all the imaginary black people who help the white community, your Bagger Vances, your Michael Clark Duncan in The Green Mile, your Morgan Freeman in really almost anything?"''
Wyatt: Jon, I know you're trying to help but that is so patronising. Look those black men you mentioned, they're not imaginary, they're magical.
The Daily Show: Wyatt Cenac on Imaginary Black On White Crime

"In this movie, a black guy is accidentally put in charge of an advertising firm, and then revolutionizes the business with the built-in irreverent street wisdom all black guys in movies have. Since then, about 10 movies identical to it get made every year. Because like my college textbook said, years of research into marketing and advertising will never be as successful as a noisy man who likes to dance and says 'motherfucker!' at the end of all his sentences."
Seanbaby on Putney Swope

"If this movie and The Green Mile have taught us one thing, it's that super-sized African American felons are the noblest men on earth."

Well, I'm just an old fool, of course, and I don't know much about politics or the like, but I do know that America's kinda like this here crabapple tree, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

"The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion."
Saul Alinsky

"The film opens with yet another voice over narration by Morgan Freeman, extolling the saintly virtues of a white person who deserves our reverence."


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