Limbaugh’s ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ Parody

John Amato reports that “stations around the country who carry the [Rush Limbaugh] show are having concerns expressed by listeners and even their own workers of color about” a Paul Shanklin parody song entitled “Barack the Magic Negro.” John has an audio file of the most recent variant of that song as played on Rush’s show available for download.

Here’s an earlier version, from the March 21st episode, that someone has set to “video” on YouTube:

The title is not the brainchild of Shanklin or Limbaugh, however. It’s a response to David Ehrenstein‘s March 19 column for the LA Times, “Obama the ‘Magic Negro.'”

[I]t’s clear that Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination — the “Magic Negro.”

The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. “He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist,” reads the description on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro .

He’s there to assuage white “guilt” (i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel) over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history, while replacing stereotypes of a dangerous, highly sexualized black man with a benign figure for whom interracial sexual congress holds no interest.

It’s a more blunt way of saying what many have said before. It’s what Joe Biden was getting at with his infamous line, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Greg Sargent notes that this and other Shanklin songs played on the Limbaugh show use “racially charged” language to make fun of Al Sharpton.

Let’s start with a particularly lovely Rush/Shanklin special. It has a voice parodying an Al Sharpton who is so illiterate that he spells the word “respect” like this: “r-e-s-p-e-c-k.” Here’s a transcript of the relevant bit, where the Sharpton stand-in is standing outside Barack Obama headquarters asking Obama for attention by singing the following lyrics to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”:

    “R-E-S-P-E-C-K. Wha-choo mean it ain’t spelt that way? R-E-S-P-E-K-T? I need a dictionary!”

There’s more. As Media Matters reported the other day, Rush sang the ditty “Barack the Magic Negro” on his show on March 19, basing the lyrics on an L.A. Times Op-ed piece. But it gets better.

Now Rush is running a new, improved version of the “Magic Negro” song that’s way more fleshed out — and way, way, more eye-opening, too. It features a parody of Sharpton singing about “da hood” and saying that Obama is “ar-ti-coo-late.” Just give it a listen, it’s hard to describe how low it is.

There are also routines where the Sharpton stand-in insults Obama by saying “yo mama’s so fat” and so forth, as well as one where Sharpton demands that Obama explain himself to the “commooonity.

He’s uploaded some video clips to YouTube:

As we’ve seen recently in the Don Imus flap, it’s difficult for whites to do humor about racial issues without getting into trouble. I’m sure Limbaugh will be no different. Frankly, while I don’t find it offensive, I didn’t find the “Magic Negro” song funny. Mostly, though, because Shanklin’s impersonation of Sharpton is lousy; indeed, I thought he was impersonating Bill Clinton.

Professional entertainer Joe Gandelman, who has a lengthy reaction and roundup of other reactions about this controversy, observes,

The great comedy coach Greg Dean once told me in a comedy coaching session that humor works within the context of “shared assumptions” and a joke is a “shattered assumption.” And that’s what was so troubling about the Imus foot-in-mouth bout: the assumption that listeners agreed and would think it’s hilarious. And Rush? Listen to it again and decide yourself if there are assumptions behind it.

Imus called some nice, successful college student-athletes prostitutes. That was ugly and unseemly. Limbaugh, via Shanklin, suggested that a longtime public figure with a criminal past and presidential aspirations was inarticulate. That’s neither beyond the pale nor even untrue.

The central points of the “Magic Negro” parody are: 1) Sharpton is much less articulate than Obama; 2) Obama’s adopting the patois of old time black preachers during his speech at Selma was somewhat amusing; and 3) The Sharptons of the world resent that Obama is being taken so seriously as a presidential candidate when they were not, even though they’ve been active leaders in the community for much longer.

Sharpton is a powerful public speaker. That’s especially true when he’s in front of a predominantly black audience and is in preacher mode rather than clownish politician mode. Still, he doesn’t talk like a Harvard-educated lawyer; Obama does. That’s not surprising, since he is one. That makes it funny, though, when Obama or Hillary Clinton affect a “down home” style when giving speeches to audiences where they think it’ll play well. Bill Clinton could pull it off; few others can.

Strangely, while “Barack the Magic Negro” is getting all the attention, the “R-E-S-P-E-K-T” parody is much more problematic. The central premise, that Sharpton isn’t particularly bright, is absurd. Corrupt, slimy, and opportunistic? Absolutely. Dumb? Hardly.

Still, Limbaugh has proven right in this hypothesis: “If I refer to Obama the rest of the day as the ‘Magic Negro,’ there will be a number of people in the drive-by media and on left-wing blogs who will credit me for coming up with it and ignore the L.A. Times did it, simply because they can’t be critical of the L.A. Times, but they can, obviously, be critical of talk radio.”

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  1. https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/arc…_negro_parody/ :bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowr ofl::bowrofl: :ugh: :bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowr ofl::bowrofl:

  2. Shakesville says:

    to such exotic sex tourism locations as the Dominican Republic and interviewing Dick Cheney, could not be reached for comment. Nonetheless, his Influence continued to barely cling to life. With the release of his latest appeal to the KKK, the song “Barack the Magic Negro,” (lyrics here) Limbaugh’s Influence has been rendered utterly irrelevant, and is now as dead as Don Imus’ career. Continue reading “Rush Limbaugh’s Influence,

  3. This is in no way close to the Imus controversy as he actually authored the inflamatory remarks. Parody of an actual even or idea that is based on an actual event is protected first amendment speech. As Outside the Beltway accurately writes: “Imus called some nice, successful college student-athletes prostitutes. That was ugly and unseemly. Limbaugh, via Shanklin, suggested that a longtime public figure with a criminal past and presidential aspirations was

  4. […] Read James Joyner. As usual he is one of the most thorough bloggers and offers a toughtful take on it. He offers the best, most dispassionate defense of Limbaugh and the paordy. A key point on which we differ: Still, Limbaugh has proven right in this hypothesis: “If I refer to Obama the rest of the day as the ‘Magic Negro,’ there will be a number of people in the drive-by media and on left-wing blogs who will credit me for coming up with it and ignore the L.A. Times did it, simply because they can’t be critical of the L.A. Times, but they can, obviously, be critical of talk radio.” […]

  5. Anon says:

    Given that Sharpton is not dumb, would any parody of him as dumb automatically be problematic?

    As I think about it, it kind of seems that way. The problem is that any authentic parody of some one like Sharpton would have to use a traditional black accent, etc. It would then be difficult to clearly articulate, in a medium such as a video, that you are making fun of the individual, and not making fun of black people as stupid.

  6. floyd says:

    The very foundation of a PC world is making it impossible to state the obvious! I have actually met grown men in positions of power who have never read ” The Emperor’s New Clothes”!

  7. jpe says:

    Still, Limbaugh has proven right in this hypothesis: “If I refer to Obama the rest of the day as the ‘Magic Negro,’ there will be a number of people in the drive-by media and on left-wing blogs who will credit me for coming up with it and ignore the L.A. Times did it, simply because they can’t be critical of the L.A. Times, but they can, obviously, be critical of talk radio.”

    Well, yeah. Because it’s true. The L.A. Times piece wasn’t retarded, Rush’s was. That he knows his piece was stupid and offensive doesn’t thereby inoculate him from accusations of the same.

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  9. Christopher says:

    James,

    You think Sharpton is smart?!? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!

    Have you ever even heard him speak for more than 30 seconds? The guy is a total idiot. Just because the bottom-brightest and poorest of his race flock to him and pay him money and believe in him does NOT make him smart. The guy is one of the stupidest persons on the PLANET. The only people more stupid are the ones who believe in him. Oh yea-plus people that think he is smart.

  10. David L says:

    Ok, the Rush Limbaugh/Paul Shanklin parody refers to Al Sharpton as an inarticulate criminal. So what is the problem?

  11. Derrick says:

    Consider the source. Your last quote from Rush is some of the most childish logic that I’ve seen, “because someone else said it, I should say it too.” Rush is nothing more than a common racist, who hides behind the legitimacy that is provided by his large audience. I’ve seen witty stuff by the KKK about minorities, but the fact that they laced it with humor doesn’t really make it ok.

  12. […] Limbaugh, who has spent the last several years being busted on drug charges, taking Viagra-fueled trips to such exotic sex tourism locations as the Dominican Republic and interviewing Dick Cheney, could not be reached for comment. Nonetheless, his Influence continued to barely cling to life. With the release of his latest appeal to the KKK, the song “Barack the Magic Negro,” Limbaugh’s Influence is now as dead as Don Imus’ career. […]

  13. […] Is he a Magic Christian? https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/arc…_negro_parody/ __________________ Darth Rule #1 Trust in the Lord, but keep your rifle handy […]

  14. Christopher says:

    Derrick,

    How is someone calling someone a “negro” racist? Wow, got me on that one.

    You libs love to call republicans racists when nothing is further from the truth.

  15. Jake says:

    Rush the drug-addled divorce junkie
    Lived in a world
    Where insults, lies and dirty words
    Passed for intelligent discourse!

    (Hey — if he doesn’t have to write clever parodies, neither do I.)

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Houston, Texas May 5 Israel and the Church Nathaniel Center of Performing and Cultural Arts 840 Russell Palmer Road Kingwood, TX 77339 Israel and the Church: Just as He Who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, in ALL manner of conversation, lifestyle, Because it is written, BE YE HOLY! FOR I AM HOLY!. 1 Peter 1:15-16 PRAY for the BRIDE Please pray for the Body of Believers. So many of us are terribly discouraged. No one can get good enough to spend eternity with Jesus, but brides like to please their Groom! This Pope is EVIL. He does not believe in Jesus Christ. DO NOT follow him. GET OUTTA the RCC. Ann Coulter should replace Rosie O’Donnell on ABC Former US President Ronald Reagan believed ARMAGEDDON was near. (newsmax) He was right. It is here now. Rarely do I feel the holy and almighty Presence of GOD as much as I have in this issue of ZionsCRY. I am humbled that He uses me. The LORD bless you, protect and keep you. The LORD make His face shine upon YOU and be gracious unto YOU. The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you His Peace. Some cats LOVE water, adorable: To comment, Email ZION’s CRY SHOFAR NEWS Click the CAT to CHAT in #BIBLE IRC – StarChat.net BIBLE chatroom for webtv click here: It will be interesting to see how long ZionsCRY can remain online. I was down April 30th. If you BELIEVE the NEWS media, whether TV or radio or papers or magazines, you are in very deep trouble! There is an evil agenda out there to promote an Evil Plan. ALL secular NEWS media are subject to the NWO CONTROL.. Tragicly, many so called christian media are also sold out. Read your BIBLE! It is the ONLY TRUTH!! Recovery Version of Scripture with notes and helps: LISTEN to GOD online! AUDIO BIBLE here, King James version: BEWARE CIA George Tenet book – remember, Bill Clinton hired him. Privacy Crisis book by Grant Hall, about concealing your identity so even the government can’t track you. Wickedness in High Places Signs of the Times are Everywhere: Govt Regulates our Water: Your cow or your life, livestock IDs: Supplements and Hate Crime: New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine caused his own accident: Bizarre and dangerous John McCain: PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION RULING NOT so wonderful, Baldwin: 2008 Candidates Rely on Private Jets: RESULTS of TRUCK OUT RALLY, govt censorship: Barack Obama the Magic Negro: NEWS Links OneNewsNow.com WATCH.ORG ddolan.com AIM.org camera.org Fulfilledprophecy.com WorldNetDaily.com NewsMax.com FOXnews.com insightmag.com NewsWithViews.com WorthyNews.com MSNBC.com USAtoday.com AOreport.com frontpagemag.com CBN.com DEBKA.com Your cow or your life, livestock IDs: PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION RULING, Baldwin: HATE BILL in House: US Congress to Outlaw Bible, Christianity, AO: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps: Your cow or your life, livestock IDs: Global consequences of GATT: NEPHILIM Pyramid of the Apocalypse: The Christian Counter […]

  17. […]  LSU Sites  Dandy Don  LSUsports.net  The Advocate  LSU Tickets  More LSU Links    TD.com Features  College Pick’em  NFL Pick’em  LSU Sports Calendar  Member Birthdays  Links    LSU Football  Team Home | Schedule  Rankings | Scoreboard  History    LSU Basketball  Team Home | Schedule  Rankings | Scoreboard  Women’s Hoops Home    LSU Baseball  Team Home | Schedule  Rankings | Scoreboard   Political TalkReturn to Board  &#149  Subscribe  &#149  Jump to Bottom Page 1 Posted byMessageZach Member since May 20057748 postsMagic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/6 at 10:03 a.m.)The original article that prompted the parody: LINK The parody: LINK The outrage: LINK There was an article in the Shreveport Times today that tried to link the song with Obama’s need for secret service protection starting last week. Amazing that the left can’t understand that the piece is satirizing the left’s dilemma over black authenticity. Or maybe they get it and they’re just feigning outrage.Back to topLsupimp Baton RougeMember since Nov 20034766 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/6 at 10:57 a.m. to Zach)It is completely consistent with the "Magical Beliefs" of American Liberals. They speak of minorities as if they (liberals) are still running the Plantation. When conservatives are so impolite as to point out this very observable fact via parody, they go apeshit and pretend that they are outraged. Back to topLafayette Tiger Lafayette, LAMember since Sep 20041068 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/6 at 11:32 a.m. to Zach)I don’t find anything particularly wrong with the first article or the parody. Limbaugh has done much better parodys than that Obama one though, but he is harder to make fun of since he’s not a political whore like Hillary who will effect different accents in front of different racial groups.Back to topZach Member since May 20057748 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/6 at 11:50 a.m. to Lafayette Tiger)I didn’t think this piece was one of Rush’s funnier ones. However, one writer criticizing him suggested that the Al Sharpton imitation wasn’t very good. I think it sounds just like Sharpton on a bullhorn. OTOH, I saw a Southpark episode with Jesse Jackson and the voice wasn’t anything like JJ.Back to topLSUTANGERINE Member since Sep 20061673 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/6 at 9:27 p.m. to Zach)The black guy writes the article and there is not much fuss at all, if any. Rush, the white guy, parodies it and he gets the brunt. What gives?Back to topCC Fighting the urge to beat someone.Member since Feb 20043612 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/7 at 7:57 a.m. to LSUTANGERINE)I laugh everytime I hear that parody but I find the word "negro" to be uproariously funny. Anyway, as we all know, there is a double standard between what white people and black people can say about black people.Back to topScoop Bayou StateMember since Sep 200510455 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/7 at 8:35 a.m. to Lafayette Tiger) quote:but he is harder to make fun of since he’s not a political whore like Hillary Why can’t people figure this out? He’s not making fun of Obama. The parody doesn’t take one single, solitary shot at Obama. It’s a shot at liberals in general and Al Sharpton specifically. Back to topCarrolltonTiger New OrleansMember since Aug 20053437 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/7 at 9:20 a.m. to Scoop) quote: He’s not making fun of Obama. Correct, it is eactly like when Jindahl is called the "Darkie Genius" (credit to Coolidge), he isn’t mocking Jindal he is mocking all the dolts that think someone is going to use their genius to save them and Louisiana instead of their doing it themselves. Mocking the myth of fools isn’t mocking the myth it is mocking the fools.Back to topCC Fighting the urge to beat someone.Member since Feb 20043612 postsre: Magic Negro controversy   (Posted on 5/7 at 11:56 a.m. to CarrolltonTiger)It’s helpful to people who want to help themselves when they don’t have a government robbing them blind in an effort to keep society’s morons and sponges in the state.Back to top Political Talk Page 1 Return to Board Advertising Info  •  Privacy Policy  •  Site Map  •  Contact Us TigerDroppings.com is an independent website featuring LSU sports news & opinions. This website is neither affiliated with, nor endorsed by Louisiana State University or its athletic department.  The opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of TigerDroppings.com or its operators.  ©Copyright. 2007 TigerDroppings.com  All Rights Reserved. _uacct = “UA-575928-1”; urchinTracker(); var if_Site_ID = “sportswar”; var if_sid=”35″; //denotes which site var if_tag = “”; var mep1=”&site=tigerdroppings.com&section=messageboards&pageName=mbMessagesAll”; document.write(if_tag); […]

  18. Tim Worstall says:

    Barack the Magic Negro…

    The Guardian reports on the latest from Rush Limbaugh:The leading US shock jock Rush Limbaugh is taunting the liberal media by repeatedly airing a derogatory and racially charged song about the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.I’m not su…

  19. […] Two Links. The first is from Outside the Beltway, and has a clip of the song set to video; the second is from Media Matters, and has the printed lyrics. Viktor: I don’t even think this qualifies as ‘hateful’. Seriously–there’s a dozen things I’d like to see Rush get canned for, but this doesn’t even meet the raised brow standard. Dave: Well, as for A, the original author IS a black man; futhermore, using "Magic Negro" in the fashion he did is about as controversial as "Colored" in NAACP–it’s a term about racism, or rather, a particular facet of racism. Here is the article. […]