Twitter Allows Racist Attacks Against Tim Scott to Trend For Nearly 11 Hours

Twitter allowed a racist insult against Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to “trend” on its site for nearly eleven hours overnight following his rebuttal to Joe Biden’s address to Congress. It took until Thursday morning for the social media giant to finally block the racist phrase from appearing in its Trending section.

Angry leftists flooded Twitter to call Scott “Uncle Tim” and other racist slurs after Scott dared to declare that the United States is not a racist country, even if he has experienced some racism in his life.

As an example of the racism he has encountered, Scott cited being called an “Uncle Tom” and the N-word by leftists. “Uncle Tom”—the lead character of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin—has long been a way for bigots to insult black people who are seen as subservient toward whites. The left hurls the derogatory epithet at conservative blacks who dare to walk off the Democrat plantation to send an intimidating message to any others who might be thinking about doing so.

Joe Biden himself sent a clear message to black voters during the 2020 Campaign when he said: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

After Scott pointed out that he has encountered this sort of racism from the left, progressives on Twitter flooded the zone as if to confirm it, with one after the other calling him an “Uncle Tim.”

BLM activist Bree Newsome had a novel take, arguing essentially that the left’s racist attacks on Scott prove that America is indeed a racist country. That self-owning tweet got over 8.7 thousand “likes.”

After Twitter, which is known for suppressing popular topics that are unhelpful to Democrats, allowed the overtly racist attack to trend on its site, conservatives, like The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, spoke out.

“Twitter is choosing to trend a racist attack from the left on Sen. Tim Scott,” Hemingway tweeted. “Apparently they want him to suffer for the crime of upstaging Biden via a highly effective speech.”

“Twitter is still out here going out of its way to make racist attacks against GOP Sen. Tim Scott go viral. Apparently they want him to suffer for the crime of upstaging Biden via a highly effective speech. Disgusting,” Hemingway said in a subsequent tweet. 

Thursday morning, after the racist slur trended for eleven hours, Twitter finally announced that they would block the phrase.


Senator Scott blasted what he called  “stunning” discrimination coming from the left on “Fox and Friends,” Thursday morning.

Scott noted incredulously that the left responded to his accusation that they practice intolerance by hurling racist slurs like “Uncle Tim” at him, by actually making the racist phrase trend on social media.

“And they doubled down on this concept of liberal oppression,” Scott told the hosts. “It is stunning in 2021 that those who speak about ending discrimination want to end it with more discrimination.”

Rather than attack his positions on policy, the left has “doubled down” and are “literally attacking the color of my skin,” Scott added. “You cannot step outside of your lane according to the liberal elite left.”

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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