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Minn. rep hits Supreme Court justice as "Uncle Thomas"

 
Minn. rep hits Supreme Court justice as
Posted June 25th, 2013 @ 1:54pm by Washington Times

A Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota criticized Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas," then saying he didn’t know “Uncle Tom” was a racist epithet.

On his Twitter account Tuesday, state Rep. Ryan Winkler called the justices’ 5-4 ruling striking down a part of the law racist, and the work of “four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas.” Justice Thomas, who is black, was one of the five justices in the majority.

Read more at the Washington Times.

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