Posted on December 19, 2023

‘American Society of Magical Negroes’ Trailer Sparks Anger for Saying ‘White People’ Are Most Dangerous Animal

Alexander Hall, Fox News, December 17, 2023

The first trailer of “The American Society of Magical Negroes” was slammed by many commentators after it was released on Friday.

The film, “The American Society of Magical Negroes,” by Focus Features, is described on its website as a “fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making [W]hite people’s lives easier.”


The trailer begins with the Black protagonist, Aren, who is described as uncomfortable as he walks through “a room full of White people” and is recruited to the secret society of African-American wizards. His tutor, Roger, explains that the premise of the society is to protect White people from discomfort in order to prevent them from doing harm to Black people.

“What’s the most dangerous animal on the planet?” Roger asks.


“White people,” Roger reveals, “when they feel uncomfortable. White people feeling uncomfortable precedes a lot of bad stuff for us. That’s why we fight White discomfort every day, because the happier they are, the safer we are.”