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magic Negro

magic Negro
 n.— «Unlike the typical bluesy earth folksy denim-overalls noble-in-the-face-of-cracker-racism aw shucks Pulitzer Prize-winning protagonist mojo black man, I am not the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son. » —by Paul Beatty The White Boy Shuffle: A Novel , 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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