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masuki bance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:59 PM
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...Uncle Tom, the title character, was initially seen as a noble, long-suffering Christian slave. In more recent years, however, his name has become an epithet directed towards African-Americans who are accused of selling out to whites (for more on this, see the creation and popularization of stereotypes section). Stowe intended Tom to be a "noble hero"<20> and praiseworthy person. Throughout the book, far from allowing himself to be exploited, Tom stands up for his beliefs and is grudgingly admired even by his enemies...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom%27s_Cabin

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Urban Dictionary

2. Uncle Tom

A black man who will do anything to stay in good standing with "the white man" including betray his own people

5. Uncle Tom

African American male who kisses the white mans ass.

6. Uncle Tom

A black person that is a white man's bitch

11. Uncle Tom

Bryant Gumbel. Hands down. That's the definition.
Bryant Gumbel is the perfect example of an uncle Tom.
An Uncle Tom is like that Oreo Bryant Gumbel, he's black on the outside, white on the inside.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Uncle%20...
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  -Black cop at Gates home regrets 'Uncle Tom' label masuki bance  Jul-31-09 03:22 AM   #0 
  - he hasn't stopped for once and said the arrest was bs just like the Pres  democracy1st   Jul-31-09 03:30 AM   #1 
  - Why should he say it  pecwae   Jul-31-09 05:40 AM   #2 
  - self deleted  Thothmes   Jul-31-09 07:01 PM   #8 
  - you're asking the wrong person about that you better go back and research my stance on the issue  democracy1st   Jul-31-09 08:50 PM   #10 
  - do you really think he would have arrested Gates if he had been the first cop on the scene?  Aramchek   Aug-01-09 11:24 AM   #20 
  - Does that mean he's an Uncle Tom? nt  masuki bance   Jul-31-09 06:04 PM   #5 
     - whats a uncle tom ?  democracy1st   Jul-31-09 08:49 PM   #9 
        - A literary character.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-31-09 10:33 PM   #17 
        - ...  masuki bance   Aug-01-09 01:59 PM   #23 
        - if you don't mind my asking  mzteris   Aug-01-09 02:33 PM   #24 
  - He keeps popping up, saying "Looook, loooooook at MEEEEEE!!!!!"  MADem   Jul-31-09 07:18 AM   #3 
  - Rosa Parks "caused grave and irreparable harm to the  Solomon   Jul-31-09 07:20 AM   #4 
  - Why does everybody keep maligning poor Uncle Tom?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-31-09 06:13 PM   #6 
  - Fuck that hyperbolic noise..  Cha   Jul-31-09 06:13 PM   #7 
  - yup, just look at how that other cop had no issues using the term "jungle monkey"  JI7   Jul-31-09 08:52 PM   #11 
     - But *GATES* did irreparable harm to racial harmony  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-31-09 08:54 PM   #12 
        - +1  firedupdem   Jul-31-09 09:00 PM   #13 
  - I'm beginning to think  hileeopnyn8d   Jul-31-09 09:41 PM   #14 
  - It's starting to look  Cha   Jul-31-09 10:33 PM   #16 
  - No shit. And for people who claim to be upset about all the racial  Phx_Dem   Aug-01-09 11:37 AM   #22 
     - According to the Southern Law Poverty Center, racial tension is on the uptick  EFerrari   Aug-02-09 08:01 AM   #29 
  - Other people called him an "uncle Tom," so therefore Gates has caused irreparable harm...  MadBadger   Jul-31-09 10:31 PM   #15 
  - Lashley is one of the biggest cowards in this whole incident  Cali_Democrat   Jul-31-09 10:49 PM   #18 
  - I expect Lashley to become a regular on Fox. They just love his kind over there.  Tarheel_Dem   Aug-01-09 12:47 AM   #19 
  - Another handkerchief  angee_is_mad   Aug-01-09 05:43 PM   #25 
     - Don't you just love how some of us allow ourselves to be exploited?  Tarheel_Dem   Aug-01-09 08:43 PM   #26 
  - Blah blah blah. I thought we'd heard the last of this story.  Phx_Dem   Aug-01-09 11:33 AM   #21 
  - Uncle Tom was a martyr.  boppers   Aug-02-09 02:39 AM   #27 
  - The fact that he didn't even know who Henry Louis Gates is reason enough  BluegrassDem   Aug-02-09 03:08 AM   #28 
 

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