At the start of the Republican National Convention (RNC), the Grand Old Party decided to trot out as many Black faces as they could muster up (well, except Candace Owens) to try to show just as much diversity as their political rivals, the Democrats.
A number of Blacks that did speak at the RNC included:
- Kim Klacik, Republican congressional nominee
- Herschel Walker, former NFL player and businessman
- Sen. Tim Scott
- Burgess Owens, former NFL player and GOP Congressional nominee
- Ja’Ron Smith, White House assistant
Twitter started trending with ‘Uncle Tom’ in response to the Blacks who are campaigning for the Republican Party.
Uncle Tom – cabinet AKA #PutinsGOPConvention
Diamond and silk
Steve Harvey – You thought we forgot you went to the white house in 2016 to speak for all blacks. pic.twitter.com/XgxZ4iHei3
— Shayelli (@shayelli1973) August 25, 2020
— Aubrey Odom (@m1tankmech) August 26, 2020
I see “Uncle Tom” trending….
who are people referring to?
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 25, 2020
Racist on here saying not to call Herschel an Uncle Tom because that breaks the illusion of his tokenism. Lmaoo gn pic.twitter.com/4YmZzgwDTl
— Javon (@JavonBOS) August 25, 2020
I woke up this morning to see that Monday was Uncle Tom Night at the Republican National Convention. Herschel Walker has been dumb and embarrassing for a long time. And I don’t even know who Vernon Jones is—and neither does donald trump. pic.twitter.com/8LZbsldndH
— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) August 25, 2020
This man is an Uncle Tom and I hope there’s a hot ass furnace of Hell waiting for him for his inaction on Breonna Taylor’s behalf. https://t.co/HKB4AhPXyH
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) August 26, 2020
THE ART OF BEING AN UNCLE TOM:
UNCLE TOMS ARE LIKE ROACHES: CAN’T GET RID OF THEM
Some naive Uncle Toms elected to avoid escaping via the Underground Railroad. Instead, they gleefully opted to remain on their cruel Masters’ Slave Plantations. Yesterday’s Toms vs Today’s Toms. pic.twitter.com/Wg3rqJXHwG
— Xeello (@Puppoe1) August 25, 2020
White conservatives more upset over the “racism” of “Uncle Tom” and “Coon” than black people getting killed by the police and black women and black babies dying in childbirth…..
— Truther Vandross (@Tonguespanker) August 25, 2020
— JSS (@MyMindsRants) August 25, 2020