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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Uncle Clarence Thomas Wooly Head on test of North American African Citizenship in USA
(Twitter via City Pages)
As a poet, I declare poetic license to call Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom nigguh who is obsessed with his lips and tongue in the white man's ass, or shall we say white woman, or shall we quote Dr. Nathan Hare, "The white woman is the white man in drag!"
On the more serious level, isn't it amazing those North American Africans who claim American citizenship are yet a matter for debate and judgment by whom, the Slave Masters of old and their sycophants as in Judge Clarence Thomas. But what is shameful is not the demented actions of a traumatized descendent of slaves, but the actions of the descendent of the slave master himself, his children, who languish in the pig pen of white privilege and thus white supremacy, whether knowingly or unknowingly.
A Minnesota state representative has apologized for a tweet in which he referred to black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as "Uncle Thomas."
Shortly after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act was announced on Tuesday, Ryan Winkler, a Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota's 46th District, tweeted:
#SCOTUS VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas.
The tweet was subsequently deleted, and Winkler issued several apologies on Twitter, claiming he wasn't aware he had used a racial epithet.
But there does not appear to be much debate. "Uncle Tom" refers to the faithful slave in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites." Winkler's tweet suggested Thomas voted to gain the approval of his Caucasian counterparts.
"I didn't think it was offensive to suggest that Justice Thomas should be even more concerned about racial discrimination than colleagues," Winkler wrote on Twitter. "But if such a suggestion is offensive, I apologize."
I was very disappointed today in the Supreme Court decision to roll back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act because I believe the Voting Rights Act is one of the most important steps our nation has taken to eliminate racial discrimination.
In expressing that disappointment on twitter, I hastily used a loaded term that is offensive to many. My words were inappropriate and I apologize. The implications of this Supreme Court decision are serious for our state and country and I regret that my comments have distracted from the serious dialogue we must have going forward to ensure racial discrimination has no place in our election system.
"I intended to point out the fact that Justice Thomas had turned his back on African-American civil rights," Winkler said. "I did not intend it as a racially derogatory term and I probably reacted too hastily in using a word that is very loaded."