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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 08:28 PM
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57. Tahiti...NOT noticing or thinking about race is a luxury reserved for WHITES ONLY.
But you know that, right? I think this DOES merit some consideration from your impressive intellectual and emotional resources.

I hope you will just think about it. And maybe read up on the concept. I'll bet you'll shift your POV.
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  -LA Times: Obama the 'Magic Negro' Herman Munster  Mar-19-07 06:16 PM   #0 
  - I don't think they quite understand the archetype.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-19-07 06:20 PM   #1 
  - Yup, the guy has his head up his ass,  Xipe Totec   Mar-19-07 06:29 PM   #2 
  - Read Post #24 before your go any further. Understand the concept before attacking the author.  chimpymustgo   Mar-20-07 08:12 AM   #25 
     - I understand the concept.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-20-07 11:40 AM   #33 
        - I'm afraid you don't. I was rather surprised by the knee-jerk reactions to the article.  chimpymustgo   Mar-20-07 08:14 PM   #56 
           - Alright, if you understand it and I don't...  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-21-07 12:27 PM   #60 
  - the author's an asshat.  bigtree   Mar-19-07 06:34 PM   #3 
  - True dat!  zidzi   Mar-19-07 08:16 PM   #13 
  - ROFLMAO!  kineta   Mar-19-07 10:03 PM   #23 
  - & the author of that thing is the "Magic Asshole".  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-19-07 06:37 PM   #4 
  - Obama on Larry King right now FYI n/t  buzzard   Mar-19-07 08:05 PM   #11 
     - WOW! larry has him  zidzi   Mar-19-07 08:18 PM   #14 
  - What a moron, uses wikipedia as a source which used an ONION article!  rinsd   Mar-19-07 06:40 PM   #5 
  - um, you are aware that the AVclub isn't satirical fake news  semillama   Mar-20-07 02:50 PM   #41 
  - What an ass  ismnotwasm   Mar-19-07 06:46 PM   #6 
  - Problem is, the author defines the "Magic negro" but fails to explain how Obama is one.  Dr Fate   Mar-19-07 07:44 PM   #9 
  - I second the wise comments of my DU brothers and sisters  TomClash   Mar-19-07 06:56 PM   #7 
  - David Ehrenstein used to be on a tirade about Kevin Spacey  dancingme   Mar-20-07 09:11 PM   #58 
  - Yes- and Edwards is the "Magical Red-Neck." Hillary is the "Magical Mom", etc,etc.  Dr Fate   Mar-19-07 07:19 PM   #8 
  - The LA Times has done more than one wack job on Obama  benny05   Mar-19-07 09:03 PM   #19 
  - "He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist,"  Eric J in MN   Mar-19-07 08:03 PM   #10 
  - Guilt Schmilt..they must be  zidzi   Mar-19-07 08:14 PM   #12 
  - Interesting that none of the commenters on this thread have read enough of the article to notice  scarletwoman   Mar-19-07 08:25 PM   #15 
  - The article isn't really about Obama. But they missed that, too.  chimpymustgo   Mar-19-07 08:56 PM   #16 
  - There are also those who passionately defend the use of Indian "mascots" for sports teams.  scarletwoman   Mar-19-07 09:05 PM   #20 
  - Correct - the article really isn't about Obama  Solly Mack   Mar-20-07 11:48 AM   #35 
  - They read plenty of the article. They HAVE to shoot it down, since it blows their cover.  BlooInBloo   Mar-19-07 09:01 PM   #17 
  - why do folks always try to tell us what we're thinking and why?  bigtree   Mar-20-07 10:57 AM   #26 
  - Strange, isn't it?  TahitiNut   Mar-20-07 11:24 AM   #31 
  - What "cover" is being blown?  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 01:51 PM   #38 
  - I did notice the author was black. I cant tell if he is "magical" though,  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 01:48 PM   #37 
  - Oh give me a break. This is a load of crap. Magic Negro indeed.  bklyncowgirl   Mar-19-07 09:02 PM   #18 
  - Please, just read the whole article. With an open mind.  chimpymustgo   Mar-19-07 09:45 PM   #21 
     - It's easy to find the mote  pscot   Mar-19-07 09:56 PM   #22 
  - Before posting I did a little research on this.  rebel with a cause   Mar-19-07 11:56 PM   #24 
  - It's an interesting notion.  TahitiNut   Mar-20-07 11:21 AM   #30 
  - Tahiti...NOT noticing or thinking about race is a luxury reserved for WHITES ONLY.  chimpymustgo   Mar-20-07 08:28 PM   #57 
     - Interesting misread of my post.  TahitiNut   Mar-20-07 09:11 PM   #59 
  - Is Bill Cosby a "magical negro"- or is he merely a sucessful Black man?  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 02:01 PM   #40 
  - I think the point of the character analysis is not that he has "magical" power  rebel with a cause   Mar-20-07 04:39 PM   #42 
     - Right- so is Bill Cosby a Magical negro? John Coltrane?The author of the article? Black DUers?  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 04:57 PM   #43 
        - My opinion on your question...  rebel with a cause   Mar-20-07 06:45 PM   #50 
           - Right- so Barack is more like Cosby or Coltrane than Uncle Remus.  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 07:03 PM   #52 
              - I said I would not talk about other candidates  rebel with a cause   Mar-20-07 08:11 PM   #55 
  - Maybe this explains  Radical Activist   Mar-20-07 05:42 PM   #45 
     - Exactly.  rebel with a cause   Mar-20-07 06:55 PM   #51 
        - I agree with that too- I'm gald we are not at odds over this.  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 07:05 PM   #53 
  - The term "Magic Negro" would apply only insofar as Obama  hedgehog   Mar-20-07 11:12 AM   #27 
  - That sounds awesome. I want a Magic Negro! Where can I get one?  Bucky   Mar-20-07 11:19 AM   #28 
  - A hollywood reporter who can't see past the glitz of the T.V.  izzybeans   Mar-20-07 11:20 AM   #29 
  - I was thinking along those lines , too.  hedgehog   Mar-20-07 11:30 AM   #32 
  - I'm trying to suss all this out  lukasahero   Mar-20-07 11:47 AM   #34 
  - My problem with the author is that he fails to make his case.  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 01:45 PM   #36 
  - Doing my research I did find another article  rebel with a cause   Mar-20-07 05:52 PM   #48 
  - Mostly  ismnotwasm   Mar-20-07 07:31 PM   #54 
  - There's much more of a case for Condi Rice being Bush's 'Magic Negro'  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-20-07 01:58 PM   #39 
  - I don't think it applies.  Radical Activist   Mar-20-07 05:40 PM   #44 
  - My "Magical Redneck" psycho-babble in post #8 works a lot better.  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 05:49 PM   #47 
  - "watch me pull an electorate out of my hat!"  Forkboy   Mar-20-07 05:48 PM   #46 
     - Now that is some "magic" I'd like to see. n/t  Dr Fate   Mar-20-07 05:57 PM   #49 

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