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on 13/10/16


The terms "Uncle Tom", " DC Jr" and "Booker T" are used as a derogatory epithet for an excessively subservient person, particularly when that person perceives their own lower-class status based on race. It is similarly used to negatively describe a person who betrays their own group by participating in its oppression, whether or not they do so willingly. The terms has also, with more intended neutrality, been applied in psychology in the form "Uncle Tom syndrome", a term for the use of subservience, appeasement and passivity to cope with intimidation and threats.People that are Uncle Toms use this defense system to appease for personal gain, to defend their ego by the use of repression of hostle feelings.