Being an Uncle Tom is a good thing.

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All these years I thought it was some type of insult, but it really isn't.

Sambo is anyone who snitches informs or selling out his race
The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a part of the ammunition that led to the Civil War. Now through an elaborate mischaracterization the term Uncle Tom is now a negative term towards black men. In the book Uncle Tom:

1. Helps a sick black slave with her cotton bag
2. Refuses to snitch on runaway slaves
3. Helps saves a drowning white child
4. Made into Christ figure by being whipped to death by two black Sambo’s

The term Uncle tom is not appropriate label for someone who is white on the inside and black on the outside and sells out his race by placing his personal gains with whites ahead of the rights and gains of his people. The real villain was another black slave named Sambo. Sambo was childlike and musical and totally committed to the white master and used every opportunity to undermine the other slaves.

 

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thanks for the knowledge doggy.

learn something new everyday.
 
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sucks that black folk have to go thru that. why can't someone just move forward in life without being a sell out? crabs in a barrel man
 
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sucks that black folk have to go thru that. why can't someone just move forward in life without being a sell out? crabs in a barrel man
there ARE people who suffer from self-hatred and will put down there own race to advance themselves or to detach themselves from the negative stereotypes.

there are also people who just know how to network and speak properly. there is a difference. one of those IS an Uncle Tom.....or Sambo now that I've learned this new information :lol:
 
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It's like the n-word. Yes, it means an ignorant person, but no one says it meaning ignorant. It's always directed towards Black people. (at least when used racially, ie Riley Cooper)
 
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interesting to say the least. i never read that book. never liked the current definition anyways, always thought it ridiculous.
 
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sucks that black folk have to go thru that. why can't someone just move forward in life without being a sell out? crabs in a barrel man
honestly i believe its how u go about it im all for bettering oneself, and getting ahead in life
but when u look down upon or try to disassociate urself from being black or other black folks i think thats when people consider a person being an uncle tom
 
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Everyone knows at least one sambo black person. She the type to go tell massa that the black folks are reading....
Pure apologist black person who thinks we should forget the negative and only remember the freedom the founding fathers came up with (that was not intended for black folk)....
 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Was this written in the same books that said slaves were "interns" ?

OP is so intellectually dishonest with this thread. Let's examine...


"Despite being a model slave -- hard working, loyal, non-rebellious, and often contented -- Tom is sold, cursed, slapped, kicked, flogged, worked like a horse, then beaten to death. He never lifts a hand to hit his masters nor to stop a blow. Tom does not complain, rebel, or run away. This partially explains why the names "Uncle Tom" and "Tom" have become terms of disgust for African Americans. Tom's devotion to his master is surpassed only by his devotion to his religious faith."
aka, "one of the good ones." Enjoy being a model slave though.

Also plays were shown that deviated from the original novel in subtle ways.

"Further marked inconsistencies are discernible between the values and principles of the reconstructed Uncle Tom and Stowe's original hero. Both are devout, stalwart Christians. Both are unflinching in their loyalty. But the reconstructed Uncle Toms are passive, docile, unthinking Christians. Loyal and faithful to white employers, they are duplicitous in their dealings with fellow blacks. Stowe's Tom is a proactive Christian warrior. He does more than accept God's will, he endeavors to fulfill it in all of his words and deeds. He is loyal to each of his white masters, even the cruel Simon Legree. Yet his allegiance to his fellow slaves is equally strong. "

"By depicting his ability to save a child's life and work long days in the field, she delivers a brave, physically capable hero whose abilities contradict the lazy slave stereotype then being actively promoted by pro-slavery Southerners. The elderly, stooped-over, slow-moving Uncle Tom of contemporary popular culture could never have fulfilled the political ends sought by Stowe. "
Here is the common, modern definition of the term "Uncle Tom"


In many African American communities "Uncle Tom" is a slur used to disparage a black person who is humiliatingly subservient or deferential to white people. Derived from Stowe's character, the modern use is a perversion of her original portrayal. The contemporary use of the slur has two variations. Version A is the black person who is a docile, loyal, religious, contented servant who accommodates himself to a lowly status. Version B is the ambitious black person who subordinates himself in order to achieve a more favorable status within the dominant society. In both instances, the person is believed to overly identify with whites, in Version A because of fear, in Version B because of opportunism. This latter use is more common today.
And as far as some of the current events, peep...


Black public figures who oppose affirmative action or busing are often accused of pleasing whites only to elevate themselves -- socially, politically, and economically. They publicly say about race what conservative whites dare not say: crime and welfare are black phenomena, affirmative action is reverse discrimination, and white racism is not the cause of black problems. They wear the "Uncle Tom" label as a badge -- at least publicly. To their opponents these men represent Version B Uncle Toms.

Source of many of these quotes: http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/tom/


So, no. Being an Uncle Tom is not a good thing.

If you want to really discuss this honestly and intelligently, the posted link is a good place to start.
 
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Always wondered at what point, the name became such negative connotation when the original character wasnt it seemed

Edit: Good info Fantastic4our
 
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Did anyone use the term self-hate yet? That term usually come up in a race or feminism topics.
 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Was this written in the same books that said slaves were "interns" ?

OP is so intellectually dishonest with this thread. Let's examine...
aka, "one of the good ones." Enjoy being a model slave though.

Also plays were shown that deviated from the original novel in subtle ways.
Here is the common, modern definition of the term "Uncle Tom"
And as far as some of the current events, peep...
Source of many of these quotes: http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/tom/


So, no. Being an Uncle Tom is not a good thing.

If you want to really discuss this honestly and intelligently, the posted link is a good place to start.
The ether to this thread
 
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Serious question. I hear the n word around my way all the time, but never "uncle tom." Is it just as bad as ******?
 
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