Shockingly, “Uncle Tom” Has No Racial Conotations…

…when it’s used by a Democrat

A Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota criticized Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Thomas,” then saying he didn’t know “Uncle Tom” was a racist epithet.

On his Twitter account Tuesday, state Rep. Ryan Winkler called the justices’ 5-4 ruling striking down a part of the law racist, and the work of “four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas.” Justice Thomas, who is black, was one of the five justices in the majority.

Paula Deen was unavailable for comment.

But never fear, he went to HARVARD so he’s smart and you’re schtupid

However Mr. Winkler, whose site says he has an undergraduate history degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Minnesota, seemed to dig the hole deeper in a subsequent tweet, in which he said the racism of the term “Uncle Tom” was disputed and unknown to him.

“I did not understand ‘Uncle Tom’ as a racist term, and there seems to be some debate about it. I do apologize for it, however,” he said.

So shut up.

6 Responses to “Shockingly, “Uncle Tom” Has No Racial Conotations…”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    It’s fairly obvious that he never actually read the book. More’s the pity; it’s excellent reading.

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  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    or paid attention during “The King And I” 🙂

  4. aelfheld says:

    Democrat means not ever having to be sorry.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    LOL – The King and I is Blasphemy in Thailand.

    But, still, an excellent movie. 😛

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