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Uncle Thom?

Rep. Bennie Thompson is unapologetic about a weekend interview with the New Nation of Islam in which he called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom." The Mississippi congressman says Thomas appears doesn't just not like Black people, "he doesn't like being black." On April 30, Thompson told CNN that some people may find what he said "racially charged," but others will see it as "the truth." 

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