'Uncle Tom' Is More Destructive Than the 'N-word'

'Uncle Tom' Is More Destructive Than the 'N-word'

The pejorative “Uncle Tom” causes more damage than does the word “nā€”ā€”-.” The “N-word,” when used by a white person as an epithet against a black person, is an insult, designed to convey to the recipient that he or she is a second-class citizen. It is designed to make one feel inferior. But it hasn’t…