UPDATE: Twitter blocked “Uncle Tim” phrase from trending topics on Thursday, Fox News’s John Roberts confirmed. “We are blocking the phrase you referenced from appearing in Trends,” Twitter said in a statement to Fox News. “This is in line with our policies on Trends, specifically: We want Trends to promote healthy conversations on Twitter.”
.@Twitter statement to @FoxNews : “we are blocking the phrase you referenced from appearing in Trends. This is in line with our policies on Trends, specifically: We want Trends to promote healthy conversations on Twitter.”
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) April 29, 2021
Leftists on social media are attacking Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), calling him “Uncle Tim” for his rebuttal speech on Wednesday, in which he criticized President Biden’s comments to a joint session of Congress.
Scott’s remarks, especially his insistence that “America is not a racist country” drew fire from leftists and “anti-racists” on Twitter, who promptly went on to call him “Uncle Tim.”
“Uncle Tim” was mentioned so often that the hashtag #UncleTim began trending on Twitter.
“Uncle Tim” is a reference to the term “Uncle Tom”, a term used for black people who are supposedly subservient to white people. The term is often used to attack any black person that does not agree with the mainstream view that the so-called “systemic racism” is supposedly plaguing the U.S.
A major strategy of racists, is to incentivize one of it's Black victims to act as the crash test dummy for white supremacy.
When Uncle Tim Scott says America is not a racist country, he is fully aware he is speaking in bad faith.
The purpose is to protect white supremacists pic.twitter.com/Wk8OVF2Nl1
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) April 29, 2021
In his speech, Senator Scott reacted to President Biden’s claims that “systemic racism plagues American life”. He went on to say that politicians and corporations are profiting from “pretending we haven’t made any progress at all by doubling down on the divisions we’ve worked so hard to heal.”
“You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” Scott stated. “It’s backward to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination, and it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
Senator Tim Scott also claimed that “progressives” called him “Uncle Tom and the N-word”.
"I get called Uncle Tom and the N word by progressives…I know firsthand, our healing is not finished," Sen. Tim Scott says in GOP rebuttal of President Biden's address to Congress, adding later, "Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country." pic.twitter.com/EOet8AriSb
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 29, 2021
GOP National Spokesperson Paris Dennard reacted to the trending hashtag, calling for President Biden and Democrats to denounce the use of the term.
Sen. @votetimscott is an honorable man. He's fought for Black Americans his entire life. HBCU funding, Criminal Justice & Police Reform, School Choice & Opportunity Zones.
Bigotry should always be denounced. Biden & Democrats should denounce the disgusting use of "Uncle Tim”! pic.twitter.com/Lw01wgLYxX
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) April 29, 2021