Stephen King’s Magical Negro Problem Isn’t Magical

I wrote this essay for the new issue of Union Station Magazine and it’s finally live! Check it out and enjoy.

And someone tell Stephen King I’m still a fan, but we got to talk.

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3 thoughts on “Stephen King’s Magical Negro Problem Isn’t Magical

  1. He just wanna be Black, but he’s from New England. Give the man a break LOL Love King’s stories. Never failed to genuinely scare the SOOM

  2. Interesting post. I’ve read a few King novels, including The Shining and The Stand, but his tendency to fall back on what you call the Magical Negro trope was something I’d never noticed.I wonder how aware of it he is himself.

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