My boy Future is an Uncle Tom
“Uncle Tom” is a derogatory term for a black who is seen as subordinating himself to white people
This is unfair to the character Uncle Tom from the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, who does not kowtow to his “owners”, and nobly stands up for the dignity of his person.
It’s also unfair to Future (Mekhi Phifer), who keeps it pretty real, and whose Tom-ness seems to consist of rejecting thug life and being friends with Eminem.
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