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masuki bance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:59 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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