CP Time: The Cinematic History of the “Magical Negro” | The Daily Show

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Published on March 6, 2019

Roy Wood Jr. tracks the history of the “magical negro” in films like “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and shows how some recent movies have taken on this racist trope.

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20 comments

  • Tanya Chin 2 months ago

    Magical white negro 😂😂😂😂
    It feels good to be black!!!

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  • Paul B 2 months ago

    BACK IN MY HIGH SCHOOL, NONE OF THE WHITE SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBERS COULD DUNK… BUT BLACK KIDS PLAYING BASKETBALL FOR FUN AT LUNCH COULD ALL DUNK!

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  • DatGrA2b 2 months ago

    First CP video I ever disliked

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  • AJ Welsh 2 months ago

    My favorite magical negro is Aunt Jemima.

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  • Two-Tailed Derpy 2 months ago

    The video’s got glitch lines, had to pause the video at the right time to see if it wasn’t just me

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  • debjoy12 2 months ago

    *like a bitch*

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  • clydefrosch 2 months ago

    CP is one of those abbreviations one should generally avoid.

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  • nyssa Queen 2 months ago

    Congrats Joe Biden 🤣🎉

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  • mc st 2 months ago

    “like a bitch!” 🤣

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  • Tamara Smith 2 months ago

    So true!

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  • Joe Agyare 2 months ago

    Today is Ghana’s independence day, so thank you for showcasing our beloved kente.

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  • Yawovi E. 2 months ago

    Never clicked so fast. Make this more often. So glad he wore a tie representing #Ghana today because today is #Ghana Independence Day.

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  • Tunã Nascimento 2 months ago

    Who else thought he was going to give the award to Jon Stewart?

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  • MLG GAMER 2 months ago

    As soon as he described what a Magical Negro is my thoughts went to Miles Morales from Spiderman PS4…..and then I realized that ain’t a movie. Dammit! And it was even portrayed as such.

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  • Tunã Nascimento 2 months ago

    Key and Peele’s Magical Negro Fight. They nailed it!
    https://youtu.be/WJfhB3Vj_G8

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  • Vidar Odinson 2 months ago

    Excellent tie colors. Almost outshines the mustache. Which is impossible.

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  • Hatchepsut 2 months ago

    Whats wrong about a black man helping a white man not be racist anymore? we want white people to not be racist but we dont even want to try and help build a less racist country. We just want to point our finger and say “bad white man”.

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  • Hal K 2 months ago

    13 percent of population commit something like 50 percent of all crimes. They’re magical alright.

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  • Sudev Sen 2 months ago

    Best use of Magical Negro is Tje Leftovers season 1 which literally has a black character with magic powers who grants the white protagonist his deepest desire.
    It’s an amazing show tho.

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  • DON THE CONQUER 2 months ago

    😂😂👌

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