Skip to comments.Limbaugh, Magic Negroes, Race-Baiting and the NFL
Posted on 10/14/2009 9:07:55 AM PDT by William Tell 2
Ever since it was learned that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was attempting to buy a share of the St. Louis Rams NFL franchise there has been a steady drumbeat to prevent this. The approach of those who oppose this is fairly predictable. They use race-baiting.
There is a certain element in the United States and you can add Western Europe that labels as racism any criticism or parody of any issue or person who is African-American or Hispanic-American. Occasionally, this accusation is justified. Most of the time it is not, it is simply a smear tactic to silence a critic.
With Limbaugh there is plenty of criticism and parodies of liberals - both white and black - to use.
For example, much has been made about the Magic Negro parody of Obama by Limbaugh. They say it proves he is a racist.
Yet, the term Magic Negro was applied to Obama March 19, 2007, by Los Angeles Times columnist David Ehrenstein, who is African-American. Limbaugh was actually mocking this.
Ehrenstein, wrote, Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination the "Magic Negro."The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education.
Note that the term was coined by sociologists not by Limbaugh. The term is used to describe a black man who assuages white guilt. This is what Limbaugh was parodying.
The people who spread the smear of Limbaugh being a racist know this. They are ...
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I wondered when the Magic Negro parody would resurface. I didn’t hear it during yesterday’s broadcast but I didn’t listen to all three hours.
The libs sure don’t like continually getting kicked in the crotch...and Rush is a master at it. RUSH ON !!!
I'm shocked - SHOCKED! - that David Ehrenstein is black!
He did play it and explained it again for the 2,476 time. Those who oppose know the truth. They just choose to ignore it.
>> He did play it and explained it again for the 2,476 time. Those who oppose know the truth. They just choose to ignore it. <<
The fact he has to constantly explain it is sad....
Like I said I didn’t listen to the entire 3 hours. I think I may have heard all but 45 minutes.
It’s ok. I’m on your side. I love Rush.
You and me, we pals. :-)
The term “magic negro” has actually been used by more than one journalist. They tend to be creatures of the herd. When one does something pretty soon they are all doing it.
The jist of it is usually that Hollywood’s use of the “magic negro” is evidence that America is racist. When, in reality, what it really proves is that Hollywood is racist, and just can’t help themselves.
This is a rather common theme, the idea that Hollywood’s use of racial stereotypes somehow is evidence of America’s failings, when it really shows that Hollywood hasn’t grown up yet.
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