Twitter Finally Blocks Racist Slur 'Uncle Tim' From Their 'Trending' Section - After Letting It Run All Night

Brittany M. Hughes | April 29, 2021
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After more than 12 hours, Twitter finally blocked the racist “Uncle Tim” slur that leftists had unleashed against Republican Sen. Tim Scott,  a black man who’s dared to break from liberal groupthink and who declared during his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday night joint address to Congress that America is not, in fact, a “racist country.”

Scott, whose grandfather grew up picking cotton, blasted left-wing claims of systemic racism, pointing to his own American success story (which the Washington Post failed to discredit in embarrassing fashion last week) as proof that black Americans can succeed – and without the government’s help.

But Scott’s refusal to tout the left-wing line to which Democrats have long demanded Black Americans subscribe only angered those who, ironically, claim to be against racism. Within moments, Twitter lit up with a bevy of racist slurs and taunts against Scott, with prominent “blue-check” leftists calling the senator a “traitor to his race,” comparing him to a coon, and accusing him of “bootlicking” and suffering from “Stockholm syndrome.” 

“Uncle Tim,” a play on the racist slur “Uncle Tom” used to describe a Black man eager to kowtow to whites, quickly began trending on Twitter. The social media platform, which has been quick to condemn conservative “hate speech” for things like daring to call out biological differences between men and women, allowed the racist taunt to run rampant on the site all night before finally blocking it Thursday morning.

Related: Sen. Tim Scott Blasted Democrats' Claim That America Is a Racist Nation - And Leftists Got Racist Real Quick

The Wrap reports a Twitter spokesperson confirmed the site is now manually keeping “Uncle Tim” from being listed in their trending section. 

“We want Trends to promote healthy conversations on Twitter,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “This means that at times, we may not allow or may temporarily prevent content from appearing in Trends until more context is available.”

The Wrap said the spokesperson didn’t respond to questions as to why the site allowed the racist slur to trend all night before finally blocking it.

As for Scott, the South Carolina senator accused the left of open hypocrisy fur "literally attacking the color of my skin," saying during an interview on Fox News Thursday morning, “It has been an amazing morning with so many good people calling, but the left has doubled down...You cannot step down out of your lane according to the liberal elite left.”

“What they want for us is for us to stay in a small corner and not go against the tide that they think is America,” he said. “Their America and my America are not the same if they think that discriminating is the fastest way to end discrimination.”


(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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