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‘The American Society of Magical Negroes’ Satirizes Racist Tropes

Kobi Libii’s feature directorial debut, The American Society of Magical Negroes, takes a light-hearted, satirical look at a cultural phenomenon that has recently been denigrated by filmmakers like Spike Lee, among others. The term itself refers to a cinematic or literary trope governing the strategic inclusion of Black characters in American cinematic or literary works….