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Historically, Uncle Tom was a black man born into slavery, who ended up sacrificing his own life to save the lives of other slaves. But, when this story was made into a movie, Uncle Tom was portrayed as a slave who gave his life for his master.

Now, an "Uncle Tom" is a derogatory term to describe a black man who "acts white" and "talks white", or who is a sell-out to his own race. A black man who kisses white people's asses, and who will turn his back on other black people to keep the approval of whites. A sell-out, an ass kisser, a race traitor...

I've also heard people describe an " Uncle Tom" as a whitewashed black man. A black man who may have been raised by white people, and who therefore has the manorisms and behaviors of a white man. He would also speak like a "dorky/nerdy" white man.

A black man, who, while speaking to over the phone, one would think they were talking to a white man.
"Colin Powell is an Uncle Tom. Condaliza Rice is a female version of an Uncle Tom."

"That guy is such an Uncle Tom! I thought he was a white dude, til he got to my door and I saw he was black!"
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African American male who kisses the white mans ass.
Look at shateque, always sucking up to the boss. He's such an Uncle Tom.
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A racist term often used by people to call their own race a kiss ass to white people. the use of this racist term has increased with the 2016 presidential election where there is videos on the internet which people who are not white call people who are not white uncle toms because they supported/voted Donald Trump.
any person who is not white who thinks trump is a great guy is subject to be called an uncle tom by his/her own race.
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1. A derogatory term for an African-American individual who doesn't stand up for racism, esp. about their own race

2. A derogatory term for an African-American who makes attempts to please "the white man"
He called you a n****r and you didn't do anything? You're such an Uncle Tom.
by Lila Tourenette January 11, 2011
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Uncle Tom is a term used by black people to insinuate that black people that speak proper English, are mature, have a good job, good education, work ethic and-or if they hang out with white people that makes you a sell out.
Jamal works, has an education, lives well, sets a good example for his children and is a productive member of society? He's a Uncle Tom.
by Derf21 November 03, 2010
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This is a socially excepted racist term used by the liberal media to condemn a black person who's views don't correspond with theirs. Used as a red herring to dismiss their political views.
Thomas Sowell is an uncle tom, don't listen to his point of view.
by banannahammock<3 UD! May 03, 2009
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