Negroes Aren’t Magic.

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But somehow, I still think a lot of people – including an increasing number of progressives – are still waiting on the “jungle spell” that will unilaterally deliver us health care reform, the end of poverty and a chicken in every pot.

And a unicorn.

Unfortunately, all of this stuff takes hard work, patience, cooperation and, at the least, an agreement on a basic set of facts. You tell me if President Obama has had the benefit of at least two of these elements at the same time.

Also, if magic negroes actually existed, I’d have to think John Legend would be one of them. He even has the name for it.


Joel Anderson —blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.
  • Ladyfresh

    …but you know i’m still going to see dwayne johnson as the toothfairy. cause dwayne johnson in tights is still magic to meee

  • keke

    ha ha about John Legend….his voice is very magical

    I think folks really started to believe that Obama was magic once Oprah endorsed him. For many people, there is God, Jesus, then Oprah. Oprah makes miracles happen every day with her book club selections, her favorite things giveaways, “psychologists” such as Dr. Phil….

  • Hey, let’s start a running list of all truly ‘magic’ Negroes. Here are a few to start with:

    Ray Charles
    Jimi Hendrix
    Stevie Wonder
    H.R. of Bad Brains
    Tunde Adebimpe
    Phil Lynott
    Magic Johnson

    But yeah, in politics magic is pretty rare and knows no color.

    • blackink

      See, that’s what I’m talking about: Shaq. Tony Dungy. Wayne Brady. Don Lemon.

      • scratch Don Lemon. Add Barry Sanders. Also Kevin Eubanks.

        • blackink12

          Definitely Kevin. I might add Derek Jeter, too.

          • Jeter would be captain of this squad too!

  • Grump

    Jesse Jackson and the downed fighter pilot?

  • keke

    John Stewart mentioned this name in the clip but just to repeat….Morgan Freeman is a magic negro. He has a magic hypnotic voice.

    Once upon a time Whitney Houston was a magic negro….I think it took for the Being Bobby Brown reality show to knock her out of the league.