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Barney Frank Log Cabin Republicans

The Problem With Uncle Tom

Maya Rupert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maya Rupert

Log Cabin Republicans aren't the only ones Frank offended with this insensitive comparison. "Uncle Tom" is a racially loaded slavery reference, and his decision to use it here was entirely inappropriate.

Jennifer Bendery

Barney Frank Torches Log Cabin Republicans: 'Many Of Them Are Nice. So Was Uncle Tom.' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says he's not surprised that Log Cabin Republicans were offended when he compared them to Uncle Tom last wee...