Racist "Magical Negro" Robocalls Featuring Fake Oprah Winfrey Hits Georgia Voters

Submitted by: daegog 1 week ago in News & Politics


I'm not saying all republicans are racist, but they sure do have a lot of racist fanbois.

An excerpt from Mediaite: On Friday, an unknown number of residents in Georgia received racist robocalls featuring a fake Oprah Winfrey message about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The call, a recording of which has been shared on social media (below), features a male voice claiming to be “the magical negro” Oprah and is comprised of about a minute of racist remarks, anti-Semitism, and even fat-shaming.

Abrams appeared on Good Morning America on Monday (above) and discussed the calls with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

In the robocall, the voice begins “this is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia.” It continues, blaming “Jews who own the American media”, claiming the ability to “trick dumb white women” and “especially the fat ones” into voting for Abrams, and more. If you definitely want to know the whole script, the video is embedded below, but it is vile and will ruin your day.

The call closes by saying it is paid for by “The Road to Power dot com”, which we’ve spelled out so you don’t inadvertently visit the site the Washington Post describes as “an anti-Semitic video podcasting website that the Anti-Defamation League says ‘has zeroed in on divisive political campaigns across the country,’ including two of the three races that feature a black candidate for governor.”

On Good Morning America, Stephanopoulos noted that Abrams’ Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, has condemned the robocalls. “I stand against any person or organization that peddles this type of unbridled hate and unapologetic bigotry,” the candidate said in a statement. “These vile efforts to degrade and disparage others are contrary to the highest ideals of our state and country. We unequivocally condemn this group and their horrible actions.”
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Male 18,342
Trump just shit-canned Sessions! 
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Since when is being against equal rights for other races and for racial persecution NOT racist?? Do I need to update my dictionary?

When was the last time you saw white illegals caged like animals again? Deported? Called for mass deportation? 

When was the last time you saw a call from the Repugs to ban whites from coming to the country because they engage in such a VASTLY larger number of terrorist acts than any other group?

When was the last time they called for whites to be taken to guantanamo? Rights removed? 

Heck, when is the last time they even considered them a problem worth dicussing?

Oh ya, never. 

I get it's all normalized in America, but that doesn't make it normal. 

It's racist.
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It sounds like a couple of teenage boys playing a prank
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Male 45,272
So I googled 'magical negro' and got a picture of Will Smith with this caption below

"In the cinema of the United States, the Magical Negro is a supporting stock character who comes to the aid of white protagonists in a film. Magical Negro characters, who often possess special insight or mystical powers, have long been a tradition in American fiction"

LOL
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Gerry1of1 Its from a Chapelle show skit, where they lampoon the prevalence of movies that have a savior character who deus ex machinas everything into being ok.  Such as Wil Smith in 'Bagger Vance' (the black caddy who teaches the white hero to play golf and not masturbate in public(played by Matt Damon, I think).
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Male 45,272
kelly_hanna   So that makes Kris Kristopherson the Magical Caucasian to Wesley Snipes'  Blade character
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Male 45,272
why beep "negro" out?
It's a perfectly valid word, though not very popular. 
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Gerry1of1 I don't think its allowed in the hyper [politically correct world anymore.
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Male 45,272
kelly_hanna  That's ridiculous. Black people are negro. Just as I am Caucasian. Jackie Chan is Asian.    Politically correct doesn't enter into it.

I can't be bothered to worry about it to that level. I try not to offend and leave it at that. I don't know the current correct phrase is.
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Gerry1of1 I had an Asian friend call our waitress a mulatto one time, several years ago.  I was a bit apalled and he just said that it was ok, because they were both minorities.

I don't really get all the rules either.  There should be a guide book.
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Male 45,272
kelly_hanna  By the time they wrote the guide book all the rules would have changed. 
In the 70s, black people were called "Afro-Americans" but I wouldn't try calling one that now.
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