Daily Mail UK
Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have been harshly criticized by Republicans for failing to condemn the viral ‘Uncle Tim’ reference to Senator Tim Scott on Wednesday.
Scott was compared to the racist ‘Uncle Tom’ trope that depicts black people as subservient after delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s speech before Congress in which he defended the country as not racist.
Scott spoke extensively about race, and made the point that while he had personally experienced discrimination, he did not believe the United States was an inherently racist country.
‘I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives … I know first-hand, our healing is not finished,’ he said.
‘Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.’ More