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See also WhoopiEpiphanySpeech, BlackBestFriend, and {{Mammy}}. For the gay version see MagicalQueer ([[TwoferTokenMinority who may also be black]]). The disabled version of this is InspirationallyDisadvantaged. When a non-minority character is portrayed this way, the character is usually a SidekickExMachina. Similar in vein to the MagicalNativeAmerican, though that trope tends to be more explicitly magical. Also similar to MagicalAsian, when an Asian character, often with supernatural abilities, fulfills a mentor role to a white character. Another related trope is WhiteMansBurden, where the plot is about an ordinary white person who befriends an underprivileged minority character.

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See also WhoopiEpiphanySpeech, BlackBestFriend, and {{Mammy}}. For a similar trope about women, see ManicPixieDreamGirl (as well as DisposableWoman and UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest); the MagicalGirlfriend may play a similar role for her love interest, but is not necessarily an example of this. For the gay version see MagicalQueer ([[TwoferTokenMinority who may also be black]]). The disabled version of this is InspirationallyDisadvantaged. When a non-minority character is portrayed this way, the character is usually a SidekickExMachina. Similar in vein to the MagicalNativeAmerican, though that trope tends to be more explicitly magical. Also similar to MagicalAsian, when an Asian character, often with supernatural abilities, fulfills a mentor role to a white character. Another related trope is WhiteMansBurden, where the plot is about an ordinary white person who befriends an underprivileged minority character.


** The ''[[Film/BruceAlmighty Bruce]]/Film/EvanAlmighty'' films, where the main characters are selfish white guys who need his assistance to find wisdom. He's almost literally magical in this case, as he's playing {{God}}.

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** The ''[[Film/BruceAlmighty Bruce]]/Film/EvanAlmighty'' films, where the main characters are selfish white guys who need his assistance to find wisdom. He's almost literally magical in this case, as he's playing {{God}}. It's arguably not a true example as his character's race is just an appearance of convenience since he's not a minority human or any human at all but quite literally God Almighty, creator of the Universe, helping one of his creations.


* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'''s description of "Clambake" from ''Gil Thorp'':

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* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'''s description of "Clambake" from ''Gil Thorp'':''ComicStrip/GilThorp'':

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* Minty Fresh in ''Literature/ADirtyJob'' is arguably this. Lampshaded by the man in the yellow suit in the sequel Secondhand Souls.


* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Zecora fits the bill in a way. She is the only Zebra in a world of ponies and other mythical creatures with a whole episode about not judging someone because they're different. Plus, Zebras are from Africa. Lampshaded since she's not a unicorn with inborn magic, but rather a shaman/witch doctor with access to magic the unicorns do not have. She also happens to live in a hut ... in the forest ... with a cauldron ... and tribal masks...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Zecora fits the bill in a way. She is the only Zebra in a world of ponies and other mythical creatures with a whole episode about not judging someone because they're different. Plus, Zebras are from Africa. And her voice actress is black. Lampshaded since she's not a unicorn with inborn magic, but rather a shaman/witch doctor with access to magic the unicorns do not have. She also happens to live in a hut ... in the forest ... with a cauldron ... and tribal masks...masks...
** Her help does have limits. In "Swarm of the Century" she's able to identify the Parasprite but tells Twilight "[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom You're doomed!]]".

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* Bradley, Henry's physical rehabilitation therapist in ''Regarding Henry ''.


* ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has Morgan Freeman helping the player unlock new [[{{Fartillery}} Timefarts]] through special Tex-Mex recipes and appearing as a ghostly specter to give you encouragement.

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* ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has Morgan Freeman Creator/MorganFreeman helping the player unlock new [[{{Fartillery}} Timefarts]] through special Tex-Mex recipes and appearing as a ghostly specter to give you encouragement.


** The political Right often claims that President Obama is viewed this way by the Left. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N08ZIsSPKuo Paul Shanklin,]] an impressionist-singer-comedian for ''The RushLimbaugh Show'', composed a song (called -- what else? -- "[[LampshadeHanging Barack the Magic Negro]]") sung in the impersonated voice of Al Sharpton speaking through a megaphone to just that effect, based in turn upon a column written by ''Los Angeles Times'' columnist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ehrenstein David Ehrenstein]] in which Mr. Ehrenstein referred to Obama as one.

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** The political Right often claims that President Obama is viewed this way by the Left. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N08ZIsSPKuo Paul Shanklin,]] an impressionist-singer-comedian for ''The RushLimbaugh Radio/RushLimbaugh Show'', composed a song (called -- what else? -- "[[LampshadeHanging Barack the Magic Negro]]") sung in the impersonated voice of Al Sharpton speaking through a megaphone to just that effect, based in turn upon a column written by ''Los Angeles Times'' columnist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ehrenstein David Ehrenstein]] in which Mr. Ehrenstein referred to Obama as one.


* Parodied in a series of ''TheManShow'' sketches. A hapless white guy is presented with an opportunity to cheat on his wife, and as he agonizes over the decision, a self-identified MagicalNegro appears to him, sings a song about "Listening to your penis's heart," and helps him find a way to rationalize the infidelity.

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* Parodied in a series of ''TheManShow'' ''Series/TheManShow'' sketches. A hapless white guy is presented with an opportunity to cheat on his wife, and as he agonizes over the decision, a self-identified MagicalNegro appears to him, sings a song about "Listening to your penis's heart," and helps him find a way to rationalize the infidelity.


* ''TheVampireDiaries'' is known for its portrayal of Black Witches. Witches on the show are predominantly Black, and most Black characters are witches. Witches, the most powerful supernatural characters, are shown to be descendants of slaves, although this is not openly acknowledged or referenced. Although they are incredibly powerful, witches- or black witches are subservient to the white characters. What rare insights we are given to the world of witches, we are made to understand that most magic is done selflessly for the benefit of white characters, or to "preserve the balance" of nature. Notably, Emily Bennett worked as Katherine's handmaid. In addition, she used her powers to provide her and other vampires immunity from sunlight. ''Why'' she would do this despite obviously not approving of the "vampire lifestyle" is apparently a IOweYouMyLife situation that is never expanded on. The subtext isn't really helped by the series being set in the American South.

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* ''TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' is known for its portrayal of Black Witches. Witches on the show are predominantly Black, and most Black characters are witches. Witches, the most powerful supernatural characters, are shown to be descendants of slaves, although this is not openly acknowledged or referenced. Although they are incredibly powerful, witches- or black witches are subservient to the white characters. What rare insights we are given to the world of witches, we are made to understand that most magic is done selflessly for the benefit of white characters, or to "preserve the balance" of nature. Notably, Emily Bennett worked as Katherine's handmaid. In addition, she used her powers to provide her and other vampires immunity from sunlight. ''Why'' she would do this despite obviously not approving of the "vampire lifestyle" is apparently a IOweYouMyLife situation that is never expanded on. The subtext isn't really helped by the series being set in the American South.


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-->--'''Kenneth''', ''Series/{{Speechless}}''

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