The History Of Token White Characters In Black Movies

2012: Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) in Think Like A Man

So this is what the modern token white guy looks like. Turtle from Entourage, i.e. about the coolest, most successfully "down" white guy in TV history. He's got the hot black girlfriend (played by Gabrielle Union), a crew of black dudes, slang rolls off of his tongue effortlessly and never awkwardly—he's basically the offspring of forefathers Jayson and Isaac Rosenberg. Why even bother lightening the cast a little these days? It's a must-do. Reverse affirmative action, for the win.

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