Uncle Tomism

Uncle Tomism
noun see Uncle Tom I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Uncle Tomism — 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. [1935 40, Amer.; UNCLE TOM + ISM] * *… …   Universalium

  • uncle tomism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uncle Tom — ☆ Uncle Tom n. [after the main character, an elderly black slave, in Harriet Beecher Stowe s antislavery novel, Uncle Tom s Cabin (1852)] Informal a black whose behavior toward whites is regarded as fawning or servile: a term of contempt Uncle… …   English World dictionary

  • Uncle Tom — I. noun Etymology: Uncle Tom, pious and faithful black slave in Uncle Tom s Cabin (1851 52) by Harriet Beecher Stowe Date: 1922 1. a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites (as by obsequious behavior or uncritical acceptance of white …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tomism — /tom iz euhm/, n. See Uncle Tomism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tomism — /tom iz euhm/, n. See Uncle Tomism …   Useful english dictionary

  • uncle tomish — adjective see uncle tomism …   Useful english dictionary

  • UncleTomism — Uncle Tom·ism (tŏmʹĭz əm) n. Offensive Deferential, subservient behavior and attitudes believed characteristic of an Uncle Tom: “Some will seek ‘status’ through renewed acquiescence and Uncle Tomism” (Alvin F. Poussaint). * * * …   Universalium

  • Song of the South — Infobox Film name = Song of the South caption = 1946 theatrical release poster. director = Harve Foster (live action) Wilfred Jackson (animation) producer = Walt Disney writer = Dalton S. Reymond Morton Grant Maurice Rapf Bill Peet Ralph Wright… …   Wikipedia

  • Tom|ism — «TOM ihz uhm», noun. U.S. the attitude or behavior of an Uncle Tom; Uncle Tomism: »If Tomism was evident, so was a determined effort by Negro doctors to achieve equal status with white physicians (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

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