Inspired by the thread regarding "black conservatives", I recall how it is often stated that anyone with succeeding economically/financially in life. Are married and are raising their kids in a relatively good manner and or are upstanding responsible citizens in the community are deemed a "sell-out" "traitor".... uncle tom. ...Or something to that affect. Remarks like that calls me to wonder if folks who feel persecuted for demonstrating that which I have stated in the above, more or less, if they know really what it means to be called an 'uncle tom', because the description I put forth doesn't qualify one as an uncle tom, in and of itself. So lets do this: Identify someone(s) in near or distant memory/history be they famous or infamous; someone that if we don't know can readily research online and or in a book on 'your' shelf. Not the dude/chick down the street. Who is the "uncle tom" (or 'tomasita'), by your estimation and, what has he/she done and or said to have earned the title? It is getting late, so I close here. I'll be back to share whom I think earned the title of "uncle tom", but you don't have to wait for me.