The Magic Negro is a simple, humble person. Perhaps he is a janitor, or a farmer, and he doesn’t know anything about those fancy colleges or them modern sciences, but what he knows, he knows from the heart, and that makes it truer than any of your whitey statistics, facts or pie charts.
Hollywood loves its stereotypes. From the beginning there were always characters that were very degrading and misleading. Blacks, Asians, and Latinos seem to get the brunt of these simple and shallow assertions by Hollywood writers. The irony is that these movies might be some of your favorites and promote these stereotypes right under your nose. Full story at Cracked