Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The "Magic Negro" To The Rescue

What is the LA Times thinking to give space on its op/ed page to this insulting, ridiculous and inappropriate article that characterizes Barack Obama as "the magic negro"?

It seems that the author's point was to argue that Barack Obama is being given something of a pass because he is black -- because Americans are eager to find a black candidate that they like and can support. Whatever the merits of that argument (if that is, in fact, the argument), however, they are completely undermined by the needlessly provocative and unfortunate language in which the author has chosen to couch them.

If Barack is the "magic negro," then what is Condoleezza Rice? And what kind of "negroes" are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? The very inquiry points up the pernicious nature of the entire topic -- and one has to wonder what the people at the LA Times are thinking to allow such rubbish to appear in its pages.


At 9:55 AM, Blogger Brooke said...


That HAD to be written by a black person... No one else could get away with something so preposterous or insulting!

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the LAT a very liberal rag?

Doesn't this serve as yet another example of the blatant racism of the left? Think KKK Bird, or Shrillary's 7-11 jokes.

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous queen of tequila said...

Wow, up to this day I always thought that the "Magic Negro" was my dad...He has always been so talented and anything that needs to be made, fixed, converted, painted, built, demolished, etc, etc, etc...is taken care by him. So I guess he is the original Magic Negro, no matter what other people think...

At 4:09 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

The LASlimes hate the US and Jews..enough said..great read Joe!

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Brooke, no the guy is white. I lived in the LA area for 3.5 years 1997-2000, and it took just one subscription run of the LA Times before the Mrs. and I cancelled it for the Orange County Register.

Queen, oh yes, El Negro is the man, you all should see the lawn mower he made out of a sander and some other stuff, and not too mention the beautiful 2-story home with spiral staircase he built with hi hands!

Thanks Angel!

At 2:24 PM, Blogger C-Hayes said...

hey Joe,

I just stumbled upon your site as I'm doing my own research on this - but I think "brooke" may be right, check this out from the article:

"Speaking as an African American whose last name has led to his racial "credentials" being challenged — often several times a day — I know how pesky this sort of thing can be."

This is a great site, I'll be sure to check back - thanks!


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