Dem Rep Calls Clarence Thomas An 'Uncle Tom,' Stands By The Remark Because He's Black

www.huffingtonpost.com Published: May 1, 2014
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After calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" recently, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) defended his comments to CNN, saying, "But I'm black."



Thompson's initial comment came when he called in to a New Nation of Islam radio show Sunday. He said Thomas was an "Uncle Tom," adding that "it's almost to the point saying this man doesn't like black people, he doesn't like being black," according to The Week.

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