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Uncle Tom

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌʌŋ.kl̩ˈtɒm/  us   /-ˈtɑːm/ offensive disapproving
a black person who is considered to be too eager to agree with white people or too willing to be treated in a way that is not equal to white people
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