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September 2012 ISSUE

Another Word: Super Duper Sexual Spiritual Black Woman: The New and Improved Magical Negro

In 2001, Spike Lee popularized the term the Super Duper Magical Negro (SDMN) while speaking to students at Washington State and Yale University. The reference was about the stereotype of the magical Black person who is written into the story to help the white protagonist on his journey. The characters are often uneducated, male, and [...]