Delegate is called “Uncle Tom” … ready to fight.
What did you call me?! Democratic National Convention Committee press secretary Delmarie Cobb was ready to fight after being called an “Uncle Tom.” Cobb said the racially loaded slur came from Illinois Senate President Emil Jones while discussing her support for Clinton Saturday night. “I was called an ‘Uncle Tom’ by Emil Jones in the lobby of the hotel, right in front of aldermen Freddrenna Lyle, Leslie Hairston and Latasha Thomas,” Cobb, a member of Clinton’s Illinois Steering Committee, told The Chicago Sun-Times. “I walked over to him and asked him, ‘What did you just call me?’” Jones, who is also Black, denies the slur. He says he was referring to Cobb and other Clinton supporters as “doubting Thomases.” But Cobb doubts that explanation. She says when she confronted Jones, he did not indicate that she had misunderstood him. Cobb told the newspaper that those are “fighting words” and unacceptable.
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