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Uncle Tomism

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  1. a policy of relationship between whites and blacks involving a benevolent but patronizing attitude on the part of the whites and a willingly submissive attitude on the part of the blacks.
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Origin of Uncle Tomism

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; Uncle Tom + -ism
Also called Tomism.
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