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OMG!DID ANYONE HEAR RALPH NADAR?

DID YOU SEE OR HEAR RALPH NADAR REFER TO OBAMA AS "UNCLE TOM" AND THE REPORTER GOT PISSED OFF!

 
Gigi1969

Asked by Gigi1969 at 2:02 AM on Nov. 5, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • uncle tom was a derogatory term to say that a black persn is acting white. It came from the Novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. it originally wasn't supposed to be a bad term but the book made it like that. it's most common reference is in a political light. it's similar to house nigger, oreo, and there's even NA version: Uncle tomahawk
    i just did a report on this...that's why i have so much to answer to the question lol
    ssnelson26

    Answer by ssnelson26 at 2:22 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • O.O

    Oooh, is it on Youtube yet? I'd like to see that.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 2:04 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • Good for Nader. He was a candidate too. He has a right to say what he wants to.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • oh, NOW we are using youtube as factual evidence??? lmao ralph just needs to give it up...how many times is he going to be on the ticket?
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 2:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • damn he has enough problems running for president as is, but call him an "uncle tom?" that's a real insult to an african-american person, even to a biracial person. ralph nader has been losing for how long now? i guess he gotta make himself feel better somehow. more power to him. i give him 10 points for trying!!
    ssnelson26

    Answer by ssnelson26 at 2:10 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • ANON 11:07 HE HAS A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT HE WANTS BECAUSE HE WAS A CANDIDATE? SO HE CAN SAY "WE CAN SEE IF HE WILL BE AN UNCLE SAM OR AN UNCLE TOM"? YOU SEE CAFEMOMS? THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD NEVER BE VOTED INTO OFFICE AND THE MOMS THAT ARE RAISING CHILDREN THAT SHOULD NEVER BE VOTED EVEN FOR MAYOR. GEEZ! WHY ARE YOU ALL SO ANGRY?????????
    Gigi1969

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 2:13 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • i do not get the uncle tom thing plz explain to me? i guess i am out dated
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • Wow...he has the right to say what he wants? Um since when does our right to free speech allow hate speech?
    OneToughMami

    Answer by OneToughMami at 2:25 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • It is a shame that Ralph Nader couldn't find one speck of grace or sportsmanship. He didn't have a chance at winning anyway.... so I don't know what he's upset about. But I understand where his line of thinking is coming from. Obama was helping Fannie Mae stuff their pockets before he started to campaign, and he is very inexperienced. I don't want a puppet in the white house. We'll just have to see how he does....
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 2:28 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • um...ever since bush has been in office, i'd say hate speech has been rampant. why all of the sudden is it awful? not agreeing with the uncle tom-thing, but come on guys! no one was shy or quiet about hate speech towards bush. freedom of speech is just that, freedom of speech. anyone on camera or with a talk show does it everyday.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 2:29 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

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