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Black People : Why do they call me an Uncle Tom?

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Jerry Elder, May 3, 2010.

  1. Jerry Elder

    Jerry Elder Banned MEMBER

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    Okay. This is a sensitive topic, so I will broach it carefully. But why do others, particularly young black men, label me an Uncle Tom? Just because my wife is not a black woman (and I regard all black women as queens). I thought these young bucks regarded white women as the prize (not that I view my wife that way) but you wouldn't know it from the stares I get when we're together.

    And yes, most, if not all, of my friends are white, but a lot of that is demographics. I live in an area of Rhode Island that is predominantly white, and I work in the IT sector, where I honestly do not see many young brothers. They are too busy "busting caps" and "drinking they forties" to provide for their children.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the illegitimacy rate in our community hovers at 73%.

    Of course, the dirty looks I get for my "milk of magnesia" wife are nothing compared to the looks I get due to my John McCain sticker on my car. My brothers and sisters who glare at me when they see my sticker and my white wife, and my white friends, mark me as a "traitor."

    But they just aren't aware of the many ways in which McCain (and the entire Republican Party) have proved themselves friends to the black community.

    Take the pardon of Jack Johnson. For those of you unaware of his story, he was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World and he was hated so much by whites that he was prosecuted under the "Mann Act" for kidnapping for taking his (white) wife across state lines. McCain, a former boxer himself, has labored tirelessly to get Johnson, the "Unforgivable Blackness" a pardon. It has fallen on the deaf ears of the racist Obama administration.

    And on the subject of the very first Tom, Uncle Tom, anyone with a passing familiarity with Harriet Beecher Stowe's seminal novel will recognize what an asset he was to the black community. His obeisance to Christ was a thing of beauty, and when I teach my children about the beauty of this country, the beneficence and magnanimity of its great and glorious white people, I always make sure they recognize him as the first and foremost Hero of black history (I don't believe the holiday deserves a whole month, a day or even an hour of observance would suffice).

    Neither Martin Luther King Junior nor Malcolm X, nor Farrakhan have provided as much inspiration as the humble character from that novel. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    U gotta be kidding me !
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    Do you really believe that all young black folks are "bustin' caps" and "drinkin' forties"?

    You are obviously living in some sort of bubble...

    My daughter's dad has a bachelor's degree and has a VERY good job working in a bank...And is an excellent provider for my child....

    So you see not all young black men are out there in the streets....

    I, personally, don't care if you have a white wife...Whatever makes you happy so be it

    My problem is how it seems as if you are coming down on the black community. And you coming and playing the victim role.

    They probably call you "Uncle Tom" because of exactly what you said and your views on them...

    Instead of downgrading these young black men to be worthless individuals, why not upgrade them by teaching how to be upstanding men?

    Instead of being part of the problem why not be part of the solution....
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    Your Husband

    I am happy that your husband provides for you, but he, like me, is in the minority of our minority. He is an outlier (look it up). Yes he is successful but you are committing the logical fallacy. Here is an example of what I mean. Obama is the president and he is a black man. But that does not mean that ALL black men are presidents. Just because your husband has a good job, does not make up for all the sorry Negroes (I want to call them something else, but I'm christian) who would say I was "tomming" for the man and laugh at me as I went by with a suit and tie, instead of with my hat backwards and my penis hanging out of my pants.

    I don't let my children listen to the Fifty Cents. I let them listen to real music by black people who had respect for themselves and were good role models of black masculinity like Lionel Ritchie or Michael Jackson.

    And I will not send my children to HBU (Historically Black Universities) because with the exception of one or two, they are failing institutions. Rather my children go to school at predominantly white schools, where they can get an education in something other than shooting craps and walking around with their pants down like 50 Cents.

    Sorry for ranting, but I'm angry.
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    Jerry Elder ... it appears that you want to incite our Members into some ugly discourse.

    I'm really very proud of them for not biting the bait you've dangled before us.

    For their wonderful choice to maintain our peace while being taunted ... you are banned.

    Thanks Family :grouphug:

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    Dude, really? How obvious could you be? He wasn't a troll, he was an idiot. As a troll on another forum I can tell you racism isn't a topic for trolling, any idiot can say stupid racist comments, that takes no thought. Good job on catching that fool, Destee. Obviously a white guy too.
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    what a jack@ss....

    one love
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    could just be a black conservative. we don't all think alike, remember?
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    That was a good laugh. Dude is a joke.:SuN049:
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