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  1. Tom, Uncle Tom(noun)

    (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

  2. Uncle Tom(noun)

    a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  1. Uncle Tom(Noun)

    A black person who is obsequiously servile to white authority.

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  1. Uncle Tom

    Uncle Tom is the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The phrase "Uncle Tom" has also become an epithet for a person who is slavish and excessively subservient to perceived authority figures, particularly a black person who behaves in a subservient manner to white people; or any person perceived to be a participant in the oppression of their own group. The negative epithet is the result of later works derived from the original novel.

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