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11:07:40 PM Apr 18th 2018
Why are "The Everest College Commercials" listed? No explanation, no context, no links....
12:55:32 PM Jan 24th 2017
Silly question, but I sometimes see this used as simply 'Black male character who acts as comic relief', but without being the stereotypes involved, sometimes even simply being things like an Absent-Minded Professor or similar - a comic character but not a stereotype.

Should those be removed or can the stereotypical traits be quite wide, such as a love of jazz or blues?
06:40:02 PM Apr 28th 2011
I don't think I agree with the statement that Samuel L. Jackson is an action hero who just happens to be black. In the Star Wars prequels, that applies, but in some other films it's debatable whether him being black is played on.

In real life, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackson was involved in kidnapping members of the Board of Trustees at his all-black college (including Dr. King's father) in an attempt to force change. He later became involved with the Black Power movement and several of its leaders.
03:03:29 PM Aug 24th 2011
While I can sort of see your point at the beginning, I'm wondering just what was your reasoning for bringing up his past. It has no bearing on his roles in movies or any relationship to this trope.
06:30:52 PM Jul 22nd 2010
Does there exist a version of this trope for Jews? You know, like Jerry Lewis, Adam Sandler and David Schwimmer.
09:11:17 AM Jun 30th 2014
Hmm, the nearest might be Jews Love to Argue, perhaps?
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