by Damjan Tutarkov
Racial slurs trended on Twitter on Monday night after notable black Americans spoke in support of President Trump on the first night of the Republican National Convention (RNC).
More than 6,000 “Uncle Tom” tweets were posted on the platform following speeches from Democratic Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, former professional football player Herschel Walker, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R).
“The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave their mental plantation,” Jones said Monday night. “We’ve been forced to be there for decades and generations. But I have news for Joe Biden: We are free. We are free people with free minds.”
Sen. Scott recalled his family’s ascent to greatness.