I was watching fox news last night and they had Ralph Nader on defending his statement "To put it very simply, he [Barack Obama] is our first African American president, or he will be. And we wish him well. But his choice, basically, is whether he is going to be Uncle Sam for the people of this country or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations."
As a Black American I was extremely offended at this statement and as a Ralph Nader supporter I felt betrayed and what was even more shocking, Fox News gave him a chance to say what he wanted to say using different wording and he refused.
"Uncle Tom" has a very negative connotation that I’m not sure Barrack Obama has even experienced.
Bararack Obama, (in my opinion), have not lived the “black” experience to the extreme of labeling him such. If Mr. Nader knew any thing about Barrack’s background, he would know that Barrack’s heritage doesn’t consist of slavery and years of oppression. For Nader to use the term “Uncle Tom” with Barrack Obama is racist at best; just because he’s black doesn’t make him a black American. Barrack Obama is an African American; you don’t have to be black to be an African American. A person with skin white as snow born in
Mr. Ralph Nader owes Barrack Obama an apology. He owes the black race an apology and above all he owes his supporters an apology. Until then I will no longer support a racist Ralph nadir for president.