Last week one of the U.S. Senate’s two black members*, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, was the object of yet another viscous attack centering on his skin color and political ideology.  In a day and age where we see black Americans flourishing in all walks of life from the classroom to the board room, who or what could be the source of such consistent, vile, racially denigrating rhetoric? The Klu Klux Klan, Aryan Nation or some other white supremacy group? No.  None of these.  Rather, it was an organization which has as its mission statement, “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights ofRead More →

Now that I’m called one just about every day of my life in one place or another, let’s get something clear : I don’t mind being called an Uncle Tom for 3 reasons. 1. It makes me feel good. I must be doing something right. 2. It shows the ignorance of those labeling me with what they believe to be a derogatory term. In fact its a badge of honor as anyone who has read the book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” or “Life Among the Lowly” by Harriet Beecher Stowe would agree. Uncle Tom was not the dimwitted, foot dragging, illiterate, docile cretin most Blacks believeRead More →