South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott was racially vilified on Twitter and the social media site allowed the comments to trend.
Scott delivered the Republican remarks responding to President Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday evening and called for unity.
Just the News reports:
“Our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes; we need policies and progress that brings us closer together,” Scott said minutes after Biden concluded his rough 60-minute speech on the House floor. “But three months in, the actions of the president and his party are pulling us further and further apart.”
During his comments, Scott said America is not a racist country and called for the importance of common ground to talk about race and called out the liberals for calling him the N-word and an Uncle Tom.
ICYMI: @SenatorTimScott calls out "progressives" who have discriminated against him, from calling him an "Uncle Tom" and "the N-word," to questioning his family's history growing up in the Jim Crow south. pic.twitter.com/id138msRGk
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) April 29, 2021
Scott also said children today “are taught that the color of their skin defines them,” and that money is being made by people ignoring the progress America has made regarding race relations.
— Dan Scavino??? (@DanScavino) April 29, 2021
Responding to his speech, liberals called Scott “Uncle Tim” and other derogatory names that trended on Twitter.
Tim Scott gets called Uncle Tom by progressives. But he’s an Uncle Tim.
— Young Daddy (@Toure) April 29, 2021
In my defense I actually said “Uncle TIM.”
And he was talking about his nephews!
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) April 29, 2021
Trotting out Tim Scott, Candace Owens, and a host of other uncle and auntie ruckuses to deny the existence of white supremacy, racism, and anti Black bigotry neither erases America’s ugly racist past nor its current racist treatment of Black people.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 29, 2021
Critics slammed Twitter and liberals on social media.
Twitter is choosing to trend a racist attack from the left on Sen. Tim Scott, the black Republican senator from South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/kpyPOHnuXJ
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 29, 2021
That this racist term trended during Sen. Tim Scott's speech is as revealing as it is repugnant, as is the large-scale liberal silence that Twitter promoted a racist attack.
A world in which people of color are forced by racist insults to subscribe to one ideology is grotesque. pic.twitter.com/NDksUEriHn
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 29, 2021
Democrats are bigots. Just look at how they’re treating Tim Scott.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 29, 2021
Sen. Tim Scott: “America is not a racist nation.”
Democrats call him “Uncle Tim” & “token.”
Sen. Scott is right. America is not racist. Democrats are.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 29, 2021
I applaud Senator Tim Scott for his comments and for pushing back on the lies from Democrats that America is a racist country.
Scott is being attacked because Democrats want to disparage him because he’s a black Republican and to send a message to others not to speak out.
It’s not surprising Twitter made sure the derogatory comments against Senator Scott are trending – Twitter is part of the problem.