E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > The meaning of Uncle Tom



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-07-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

The meaning of Uncle Tom

I read Uncle Tom's Cabin in 11th grade, and I don't get why Uncle Tom is always used in a negative connotation. I bet most of the people who use that phrase haven't even read that book. Shame on them.























Yes, this is a serious thread.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-07-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
- Paul -
Major General
 
- Paul -'s Avatar
 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Posts: 7,271
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
Care to explain who Uncle Tom is - never heard of him.
__________________
- Paul - is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      04-07-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom%27s_Cabin
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-07-2006, 07:57 PM   #4
- Paul -
Major General
 
- Paul -'s Avatar
 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Posts: 7,271
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
Thats how stereotypes proliferate!

Thats life I guess.
__________________
- Paul - is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      04-07-2006, 11:16 PM   #5
docbolo
BMW worshiper
 
Drives: M3/alpine/manual/prem/19"
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Posts: 254
iTrader: (1)

shim, I read this book too in high school. Briefly, I seem to remember it was a neg. connotation because if you were an "uncle tom" you were a black dude kissing up to the enemy (whitey). This was during civil war era though.

shim man you have some really random threads bro
docbolo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-08-2006, 12:24 AM   #6
E90-4life
auto pilot
 
E90-4life's Avatar
 
Drives: E60 M5 chilln on slicks
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SoCal

Posts: 822
iTrader: (0)

that's too bad we dont' have too many of the brown kind on this board. If I wasn't kidding I'd think I'm the only one. LoL.
E90-4life is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-08-2006, 01:11 AM   #7
NaTuReB0Y
Powered By 36DD
 
NaTuReB0Y's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Inland Empire

Posts: 7,381
iTrader: (12)

Uncle Tom's Cabin.....by Warrant......old skewl rock.....
__________________
2006 E90 330i Jet Black | 20" WORK VS-XX | FK452 | H&R Sport on Koni Yellow | REMUS QUAD
NaTuReB0Y is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-08-2006, 06:14 PM   #8
abc
Captain
 
Drives: 325
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC

Posts: 717
iTrader: (0)

cherry pie
abc is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-10-2006, 12:43 AM   #9
Caster
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 06 SG 325i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA, Cali

Posts: 598
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Caster
Wow, great, I wrote an essay on this not to long ago (I'm in 11th grade btw)...

..soo if you really wann know....

The character Uncle Tom from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is used as a negative connotation as it refers to a black person giving in to the white man. The character Uncle Tom was very passive throughout the story, he wouldn't fight or lash back, he would just agree into everything his slave owners/masters had told him to. When he was faced with the fact that he was being sold in the beginning, he refused to run away, he was then sold to a stricter master, and so and so on. Until eventually he was killed by one of the strictest masters.

Theres more, I don't remember exactly, the essay I wrote was arguing against this point. I recieved a B on it too. If you're really interested I'll send it to you :]
__________________
Graphite E90 325i / Navigation / Premium / Xenon / LUX White Rings / 15% Tint / Blackline Tail Lights

Caster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-10-2006, 01:02 AM   #10
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caster
Wow, great, I wrote an essay on this not to long ago (I'm in 11th grade btw)...

..soo if you really wann know....

The character Uncle Tom from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is used as a negative connotation as it refers to a black person giving in to the white man. The character Uncle Tom was very passive throughout the story, he wouldn't fight or lash back, he would just agree into everything his slave owners/masters had told him to. When he was faced with the fact that he was being sold in the beginning, he refused to run away, he was then sold to a stricter master, and so and so on. Until eventually he was killed by one of the strictest masters.

Theres more, I don't remember exactly, the essay I wrote was arguing against this point. I recieved a B on it too. If you're really interested I'll send it to you :]
Yeah, that's what people who use that term say, but I'm saying that they haven't read the damn book!

I don't need an essay, I don't want anything to do with high school anymore.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST