What is it about the phrase “Uncle Tom” that seems to send conservative commentators around here over the edge?
At least two local columnists have registered outrage, indignation and puzzlement recently over the fact that blacks been apply that phrase — along with a few other harsh criticisms — to a pair of high-profile black newsmakers.
At The Detroit News, Nolan Finley expresses deep and inconsolable dismay Thursday at black meanies in social media who blasted Dr. Ben Carson for using a National Prayer Breakfast speech in front of President Obama to air unsurprising right-wing views on taxes, social welfare, health care and some other hot-button issues. (Deadline Detroit)
Easy Related Posts
U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'
When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was ...read more
'I Can't Breathe': Eric Garner's Last Words Symbolize Our Predicament
When Eric Garner was held in a chokehold on Staten Island on July 17, 2014, ...read more
If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When?
The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an ...read more
Eric Holder On Race: ‘We, As A Nation, Have Failed’
After alluding to lyrics of slain rapper Tupac Shakur in a perfectly pitched response to ...read more