One of the Republican Party's best-known operatives is under fire for distributing a CD containing the spoof song "Barack the Magic Negro" as part of a campaign to be elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.It's sung to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon".
Wikipedia has a definition for "Magic Negro":
...a supporting, often mystical stock character in fiction who, by use of special insight or powers, helps the white protagonist get out of trouble.Notice that the definition specifies a supporting character, which pretty much rules out Obama in advance, since he's clearly in a lead role!
Wikipedia goes on to note that the word "negro" is "now considered by many as archaic and offensive".
From English it's practically vanished,
but a word that's spelled the same persists in Spanish.
Without it, Spanish speakers would lack
their everyday word for the color black.