Tim Scott responds after 'Uncle Tim' trends on Twitter for hours: 'Attacking the color of my skin'

By The Christian Post

United States Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities' 2018 International Forum in Grapevine, Texas, on February 2, 2018. | The Christian Post/Samuel Smith

Twitter allowed the racial slur “Uncle Tim” to trend for hours about Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., an African American, after he delivered the GOP rebuttal speech to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of U.S. Congress on Wednesday. 

"Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country," Scott said in his speech, which emphasized the importance of common sense and common ground. The address was praised by conservatives. 

Not long after Scott delivered a speech on the American dream and his hope for America’s future, the political left took to Twitter to call him “Uncle Tim,” a reference to the slave character in the 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

According to Merriam-Webster, the derogatory term “Uncle Tom” is often used to comment about a black person who is “overeager” to win the approval of white people. 

Source:The Christian Post