BLM and NAACP are slammed for their silence over racist 'Uncle Tim' attacks on GOP Senator Scott after Twitter allowed topic to trend for 12 HOURS

 Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have been harshly criticized by Republicans for failing to condemn the viral ‘Uncle Tim’ reference to Senator Tim Scott on Wednesday. 

Scott was compared to the racist 'Uncle Tom' trope that depicts black people as subservient after delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Joe Biden's speech before Congress in which he defended the country as not racist.  

Scott spoke extensively about race, and made the point that while he had personally experienced discrimination, he did not believe the United States was an inherently racist country.


'I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives ... I know first-hand, our healing is not finished,' he said. 

'Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.' 

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott delivered his party's response to President Joe Biden's first address before Congress

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott delivered his party's response to President Joe Biden's first address before Congress

Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have yet to condemn the 'Uncle Tim' slur that was trending on Twitter in reference to Scott on Wednesday night

Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have yet to condemn the 'Uncle Tim' slur that was trending on Twitter in reference to Scott on Wednesday night

The term was trending on Twitter for some 12 hours before it was taken down on Thursday morning. A spokesperson for Twitter told Fox News that an algorithm allowed the term to trend

The term was trending on Twitter for some 12 hours before it was taken down on Thursday morning. A spokesperson for Twitter told Fox News that an algorithm allowed the term to trend

'Uncle Tim' - a play on the Uncle Tom trope - was soon trending on Twitter as thousands criticized Scott, with one person claiming the South Carolina senator was a 'cunning white supremacist apologist'.

The term was trending on Twitter for some 12 hours before it was taken down on Thursday morning. A spokesperson for Twitter told Fox News that an algorithm allowed the term to trend.

'This algorithm identifies topics that are popular now, rather than topics that have been popular for a while or on a daily basis, to help you discover the hottest emerging topics of discussion on Twitter,' the spokesperson told Fox News

During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning, Scott slammed the 'liberal elite left' for 'doubling down' on 'attacking the color of my skin.' 

'Well, you know, it was upsetting certainly, but it was so disappointing that those people who want to be respected and given the opportunity to live their lives any way they want to, they don't want the same thing for you and me,' Scott told Fox News on Thursday morning when asked about the offensive term that was trending.

'They have doubled down that they are going to not attack my policies but they are literally attacking the color of my skin. You cannot step out of your lane according to the liberal elite left,' Scott said.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP for comment.

On Twitter, conservatives, including Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, blasted the two organizations for not speaking up and condemning the term after it was circulated by liberal critics of Scott on Wednesday evening. 

Bishop Talbert Swan, a black pastor from Massachusetts, tweeted: 'Uncle Tim Scott has perfected the art of sycophantic bootlicking. He's a master step n fetch it artist and cunning white supremacy apologist, who demonstrated his buck dancing skills in front of the entire world.' 

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Bishop Talbert Swan: 'Uncle Tim Scott has perfected the art of sycophantic bootlicking. He's a master step n fetch it artist and cunning white supremacy apologist, who demonstrated his buck dancing skills in front of the entire world.'

Bishop Talbert Swan: 'Uncle Tim Scott has perfected the art of sycophantic bootlicking. He's a master step n fetch it artist and cunning white supremacy apologist, who demonstrated his buck dancing skills in front of the entire world.'

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In a now-deleted Tweet which he later apologized for, white TV personality Scott Nevins wrote: 'Sen @TimScottSC is uncle Tom'ing it for his life. So sad. South Carolina should be so ashamed'.  

Journalist Yashar Ali pointed out the hypocrisy of employing a derogatory racial term to make a point about race in America. 

'To the white liberals saying "but it's true," I can't believe this needs to be said but this is not your term to use ... your political beliefs don't allow you to use terms like this.

'My god do not allow politics to melt your brains like this.'     

Scott, the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate, used a large part of his speech to talk about race - detailing racism he's personally experienced, but making the argument that it's just as racist to teach white kids that they're 'an oppressor.'     

Author Yvette Nicole Brown said: 'Uncle Tim lost me when he said Biden was dividing us after he had sat quietly while Tang destroyed this country for four years. #BoyBye'

Author Yvette Nicole Brown said: 'Uncle Tim lost me when he said Biden was dividing us after he had sat quietly while Tang destroyed this country for four years. #BoyBye'

Yale professor Phillip Atiba Goff said: 'White people. Please do not use terms like Aunt Jemima, coon, and Uncle Tom. It's gross and racist and not the thing you seem to think it is. Even if you live in Brooklyn. Especially if you live in Brooklyn'

Yale professor Phillip Atiba Goff said: 'White people. Please do not use terms like Aunt Jemima, coon, and Uncle Tom. It's gross and racist and not the thing you seem to think it is. Even if you live in Brooklyn. Especially if you live in Brooklyn'

Conservative writer Carmine Sabia: 'Not stunned that Uncle Tim is trending because how dare even one black person not follow the Democrats like the Pied Piper. How dare Sen. Tim Scott have his own opinions and principles?'

Conservative writer Carmine Sabia: 'Not stunned that Uncle Tim is trending because how dare even one black person not follow the Democrats like the Pied Piper. How dare Sen. Tim Scott have his own opinions and principles?'

Policy analyst Javon Price Flagsaid: 'The fact that 'Uncle Tim' is trending on Twitter tells you all you need to know about the left'

Policy analyst Javon Price Flagsaid: 'The fact that 'Uncle Tim' is trending on Twitter tells you all you need to know about the left'

Actress and author Yvette Nicole Brown, who starred in Community, said: 'Uncle Tim lost me when he said Biden was dividing us after he had sat quietly while Tang destroyed this country for four years. #BoyBye'. 


Conservative writer Carmine Sabia: 'Not stunned that Uncle Tim is trending because how dare even one black person not follow the Democrats like the Pied Piper. How dare Sen. Tim Scott have his own opinions and principles?'  

Yale Professor of African American Studies Phillip Atiba Goff called out white people for using the 'Uncle Tom' without understanding how offensive it was. 

'White people. Please do not use terms like Aunt Jemima, coon, and Uncle Tom. It's gross and racist and not the thing you seem to think it is. Even if you live in Brooklyn. Especially if you live in Brooklyn.' 

Speaking directly after Biden's maiden address to Congress, Scott gave his party and its former leader, ex-President Donald Trump, credit for the COVID response - saying Biden had 'inherited a tide that had already turned' - while blasting Democrats for prolonged closures of schools and churches. 

Scott also defended the GOP-backed Georgia voting bill, blasting Democrats for lying about the controversial legislation and labeling it 'mainstream.'  

The South Carolina Republican started out his remarks, delivered elsewhere in the U.S. Capitol, by saying Biden 'seems like a good man,' and adding that his 'speech was full of good words.'   

'But President Biden promised you a specific kind of leadership. He promised to unite a nation. 

'To lower the temperature. To govern for all Americans, no matter how we voted. That was the pitch. You just heard it again,' Scott said. 'But our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes.' 

Scott blasted Biden and the Democrats for 'pulling us further apart.' 

'I won't waste your time tonight with finger-pointing or partisan bickering. You can get that on TV any time you want. I want to have an honest conversation,' Scott said. 

Later in the speech he added, 'Nowhere do we need common ground more desperately than in our discussions about race.' 

Scott portrayed Biden as divisive while, more broadly, saying the Democrats were wrong on race

Scott portrayed Biden as divisive while, more broadly, saying the Democrats were wrong on race 

Sen. Tim Scott was captured walking through the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night before delivering the GOP's response to Biden's address

Sen. Tim Scott was captured walking through the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night before delivering the GOP's response to Biden's address 

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Scott talked about the racism he'd experienced as a black man in the South. 

'I know what it feels like to be pulled over for no reason. To be followed around a store while I'm shopping,' he recalled. 

He talked about how his grandfather would sit at the table every morning 'reading' the newspaper, only for the senator to later find out he was illiterate. 'He just wanted to set the right example,' Scott said. 

'I've also experienced a different kind of intolerance,' he continued. 'I get called 'Uncle Tom' and the N-word by progressives, by liberals!' 

Scott said that kids are still being taught that the color of their skin defines them. 

'And if they look a certain way, they're an oppressor,' he noted. 'From colleges to corporations to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven't made any progress,' he claimed. 

'Hear me clearly: America is not a racist county,' Scott said. 

'It's backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination. And it's wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present,' he added.    

Scott talked about his previous work on police reform noting how the Democrats blocked it using a filibuster. 

'And, no - the same filibuster that President Obama and President Biden praised when they were Senators - that Democrats used just last year - has not suddenly become a racist relic just because the shoe is on the other foot,' Scott said. 

'Race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants. It's too important,' he added.  

Scott has been charged with leading the GOP side of negotiations as the Senate takes on police reform after the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. 

Biden said in tonight's speech he wants a bill on his desk by next month, the anniversary of Floyd's death. 

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'My friends across the aisle seemed to want the issue more than they wanted a solution,' Scott said. 'But I'm still working, I'm still hopeful.' 

Scott pointed to the slew of bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills that were passed last year - through a Republican White House and Senate and a Democratic House. 

'All five bills got 90 or more votes in the Senate. Common sense found common ground,' he stated. 

He knocked Biden for passing his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with just Democratic votes. 

'COVID brought Congress together five times. This Administration pushed us apart,' Scott said. 

He then hit Biden for the infrastructure and family plans Republicans also view as too bloated. 

On COVID, Scott sounded like Trump when he complained about shutdowns. 

'Becoming a Christian transformed my life - but for months, too many churches were shut down,' Scott said. 


He also said he was 'saddened' that millions of kids were kept away from schools.

'Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future,' he noted.  

Scott also thanked Trump, giving him credit for the development of the COVID vaccines.  

'This Administration inherited a tide that had already turned. The coronavirus is on the run!' Scott said. 

'Thanks to Operation Warp Speed and the Trump Administration, our country is flooded with safe and effective vaccines,' he continued. 'Thanks to our bipartisan work last year, job openings are rebounding.' 

But the reason why the nation is feeling 'divided and anxious,' the GOP senator said, was because the nation had a president who promised to bring the U.S. together, tearing Americans apart instead.  

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