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Published On: Tue, Feb 25th, 2014

Alabama Democrat Alvin Holmes won’t apologize for ‘Uncle Tom’ label of Clarence Thomas

Speaking with a conservative radio show Alabama State Democrat Alvin Holmes doubled down on his comments about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

David Webb Alvin Holmes interview“Yes I do,” Holmes told interviewer David Webb when asked if he stands by his comments.

 “I think Justice Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court is an Uncle Tom, a black man allowing himself to be used to carry the message of a white man, which is against the interest of black people in America. In my opinion, that’s an Uncle Tom.”

Holmes then reiterated that Thomas is indeed a “very prolific Uncle Tom.”

Webb also asked Holmes about comments made in January by the president of the North Carolina NAACP about U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a conservative black Republican.

The Rev. William Barber compared Scott to a ventriloquist’s dummy.

“If you going to get to be a United States senator, and you black, and every position you take is a position that the white folks tell you to take, what incentive that going to be for young blacks?” Holmes said.

Webb asked Holmes how he knew that Scott was doing what “white folks” had told him to do.

“Because every report I have read, he goes by what the white people tell him,” Holmes said. “If a white holding a position votes against the interests of black people, well, we call them racists. If a black is in a position and votes against the interests of black people, we call them Uncle Tom.”

 

 

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