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Any fictional character of African-American descent that has been inconsequently inserted into the plot a movie or TV show for the express purposes of creating an image of commercially safe, politically correct, and insipid racial harmony. In eras gone by the token black guys would be the first characters to be killed off. This phenomena of commercial cinema and television that would sacrifice the quality of their storytelling for the sake of attempting the impossible act of offending absolutely nobody, is succinctly satirized by the aptly named south park character, Token.
Token from south park, Charley in the TV show Friends.

Any black character in any movie that is neither the protagonist nor antagonist, is unimportant to the plot and does not significantly contribute to it, preferably dies before the end, usually does not end up with the girl. sometimes is the sidekick if the role is unimportant enough, and is very often comic relief (often in stereotype-enforcing manner).
by themarcuscreature February 13, 2005
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a black guy in movies who has no role except to stand around and be black
person A:''Is Token from South Park a token black guy?''
person B:''Ironically,he's not.He actually has a major role in some episodes.''
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The african american youth in teen films who merely smiles,stays out of the conversation and says things like "Damn!","Shit!",and "That is WHACK!"
by 0niTTRay December 26, 2003
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The lonley black guy in a big budget movie, who's sole purpose is to represent the "brothas" and say stuff like "dope", "yo", "what's up" and other words associated with :)
Every teen movie has em.

In scream3, Deon Richmond who played Tyson Fox was one.
by sk January 06, 2003
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The one black guy in a group of white people who hangs out with them to make the white people look cool while in reality is with them so he can smash as many white girls as possible cuz we all know they give crazy blowjobs.
White Friend : OK ill see u tomorrow dawg! (Goes to give dap)
Token: Ok, (gives dap, walks away)
Token: I fucking hate these people! If i wasnt getting so much head i would snuff all these assoles!
by Tawan March 20, 2005
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