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Congressman Thompson calls Supreme Court Justice an "Uncle Tom"

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Congressman Bennie Thompson isn't backing down from controversial remarks he made about race. In an interview with the New Nation of Islam webcast Sunday, the Mississippi Democrat called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" who doesn't stand up for African Americans.

"Well, if you look at his decisions on the court, they have been adverse to the minority community, and the people I represent have a real issue with an African American not being sensible to those issues," said Thompson.

When Thompson was asked if "Uncle Tom" was a racially charged term, he replied "For some it is, but to others it's the truth.

Thompson also said he believes some of the opposition to President Obama and his policies from lawmakers is because of the color of his skin.

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