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Uncle Tomism

noun
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.
Also called Tomism.
Origin of Uncle Tomism
1935-1940
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40; Uncle Tom + -ism
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