Rep. Thompson Doubles Down on Clarence Thomas 'Uncle Tom' Slam

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 09:22 PM

By Greg Richter

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In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Rep. Bennie Thompson defended calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" over the weekend.

The Mississippi Democrat made several racially charged comments about opponents of President Barack Obama's policies to the "New Nation of Islam" radio program, including calling Thomas the phrase that many use for black people who are seen as being subservient to whites.

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In a hallway interview, CNN's Dana Bash asked Thompson: "Calling him an Uncle Tom, though; isn't that a racially charged term?"

"For some it is," Thompson replied. "But to others, it's the truth."

Bash continued, "Because, looking at that, and hearing that kind of language, that certainly wouldn't be appropriate if it was coming from somebody who was white."

"But I'm black," Thompson said.

"So it makes it OK?" Bash asked.

"Well, I mean, you asked me the question, and I'm giving you the response," Thompson said. "The people that I represent, for the most part, have a real issue with those decisions. Voter ID, affirmative action, the Affordable Care Act. All those issues are very important, and for someone on the court who is African-American and not sensitive to that is a real problem."

Thompson also told the "New Nation of Islam" that Republican opposition to Obama is based on his race. Bash asked if he could provide any examples, and he pointed to Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina calling Obama a liar during a speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009.

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