Last edited by VanceMack; 06-27-13 at 01:08 PM.
It's a term used in a derogatory fashion hinged primarily around the concept of the individuals race and largely founded upon broad racial stereotypes.
There was a time where there was a call for people to be judged NOT by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Suggesting someone is an "uncle tom" is judging them the content of their character BASED upon the color of their skin.
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