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 years ago

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

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  • Paul B 2 years 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 years ago

    First CP video I ever disliked

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  • AJ Welsh 2 years ago

    My favorite magical negro is Aunt Jemima.

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  • Two-Tailed Derpy 2 years 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 years ago

    *like a bitch*

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  • clydefrosch 2 years ago

    CP is one of those abbreviations one should generally avoid.

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  • nyssa Queen 2 years ago

    Congrats Joe Biden ??

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  • mc st 2 years ago

    “like a bitch!” ?

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  • Tamara Smith 2 years ago

    So true!

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  • Joe Agyare 2 years ago

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

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  • Yawovi E. 2 years 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 years ago

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

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  • MLG GAMER 2 years 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 years ago

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

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  • Vidar Odinson 2 years ago

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

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  • Hatchepsut 2 years 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 years ago

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

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  • Sudev Sen 2 years 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 years ago

    ???

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