You know the type, minority members who exist solely to help, inspire, or advise whitey. There's the classic Magic Negro, The Wise but Inscrutable Asian (Haven't decided if Mr. Miyagi is a Magic Minority), The Flighty but loyal Homosexual, The Wise Retard, The Brave and Inspiring Cripple(my people!), and so many others.
This came up last night while I was watching American History X and there was a whopping two Magic Negroes, the old High School Teacher that helps Norton change his ways and the dude in prison that Norton bonds with.(How do you end racism? Wise and fast talking black people and a good and hard ass-raping.) Both are there just to help Norton's character and other white characters be better people.
So, other examples?
Edited by Cameron Hughes - 6/12/12 at 9:37am