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Tom, Uncle Tom(noun)
(ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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A black person who is obsequiously servile to white authority.
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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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