The History Of Token White Characters In Black Movies

2002: Jayson (GQ) in Drumline

A white guy in a movie set at a fictitious HBC. It really doesn't get more token than this, and yes, he is "chill." Peep how he even has the unnecessary "y" in his name. The good news is that the movie is fully aware that they're serving up a classic trope, so there's fun to be had, like the hilarious spin on the classic Black-Protagonist-Teaches-White-Sidekick-Rhythm scene. Note: Do not beat the drum "like a virgin."

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