Uncle Tom And The Pigmentation War

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Larry Elder, conservative talk radio host, attorney, best-selling author, political commentator, and executive producer and co-writer of the documentary entitled “Uncle Tom” with Netsky Rodriguez-Weir, Photographer / Videographer.

SOUTHLAKE, TX — JUNE 20, 2020 — We often hear blacks complain about the struggles they deal with as a minority group in the USA. We hear that blacks are being oppressed by a system that holds them back because of their race. Some of their so-called “leaders” are telling them they can’t make it in America due to the lack of opportunities for people of color. When someone, black or white, disagrees with that antediluvian contention they’re very likely to be branded as a racist. Yes, even if you’re black and disagree with a white that racism is universal, you’ll be deemed a racist. It reminds me of a comment made recently by Candace Owens, a conservative pundit and political activist, who also happens to be black. “The most ridiculous criticism of me is when I’m referred to as ‘a black white supremacist,’ Owens said.

That raises the question of what’s it like to be a minority within a minority. That’s a struggle conservative blacks deal with constantly. With a plethora of race-baiters on left wing news programs, blogs and mainstream media in general, it takes a lot of courage to cross the color line and stand up for what you believe in. Whether you’re a prominent black entrepreneur, athlete, movie star or politician, your future could very well depend on what side you take in the pigmentation war. Whites who disagree with race hustlers are simply labeled as a modern version of Bull Connor. Blacks who disagree have been referred to as “Uncle Toms,” a reference to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous 1852 novel: Read Uncle Tom’s Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe With Original 1852 Illustrations by Hammett Billings.

In order to put the race issue in perspective, some conservative black leaders collaborated on a documentary film that speaks to the issue of independent thinking in the black community. When Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden was interviewed by a black liberal radio host named Charlamagne, Biden said “You got more questions, but I tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether to vote for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” It’s those types of comments which make it clear that Democrats think they own the black vote. Larry Elder, conservative talk radio host, attorney, best-selling author and political commentator, rejects that idea. To disseminate the message that blacks have the right and duty to think for themselves, Mr. Elder executive produced and co-wrote a documentary entitled “Uncle Tom.”

My wife and I were invited to the world premiere of the film on June 19, at a private reception at The Marq in Southlake, Texas. The date of the first showing is significant because June 19, which is known as Juneteenth, is celebrated as the date that blacks were emancipated from slavery in 1865. The invitation only guest list included Mr. Elder and several prominent Republicans from Texas and across the country. After a VIP cocktail reception in Legends Hall at The Marq, where many of the film’s participants met with guests, we were ushered into the large ballroom for the viewing. About 200 people were comfortably seated at tables of ten as Mr. Elder and Director Justin Malone took to the stage for the introduction of the 106-minute film. The evenly mixed gathering of blacks and whites gave the impression that we were all part of a historical moment in time. It also made me wonder, as I so often have, why there is so much hostility between the races.

(R):Herman Cain, successful entrepreneur and 2012 Republican presidential candidate; and (L) Bob Weir, syndicated columnist of Weir Only Human both in attendance at Legends Hall in Southlake, Texas.

(L): Colonel Allen West, former congressman and current candidate for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas with Bob Weir, syndicated columnist of “Weir Only Human”.

The movie delivers a message which, according to Elder, illustrates “the grief that people who are black and conservative get for just saying that they’re not Democrats.” Directed by Texas native Justin Malone (Undocumented, Hurry Up and Wait, The Bus Stop), Uncle Tom features Elder; Colonel Allen West, former congressman and current candidate for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas; Herman Cain, successful entrepreneur and 2012 Republican presidential candidate; Candace Owens; Dr. Carol Swain, conservative television analyst and former professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University; Thomas Sowell, economist, author and senior fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and Jesse Lee Peterson, host of “The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,” among several other prominent blacks.

“The film really is attacking the way the Uncle Tom term is commonly used to demean people that have rethought their assumptions to the Democratic Party,” says Elder. “You’ve got people like Maxine Waters and the whole Congressional Black Caucus, all essentially saying, ‘Anybody [black] who votes for a Republican is a sell-out.’” The movie also includes newsreel footage of such prominent A-list figures as John Legend, President Barack Obama, Jay-Z, and many others. Some of the black conservatives in the film emphatically make their point by wearing the “Uncle Tom” moniker as a badge of honor. “The message could not be more important or more timely,’ says Elder. “Why does merely questioning the black allegiance to the Democratic party make you a ‘sell-out,’ a ‘self-loather’ or an ‘Uncle Tom’?” Available at pay for view, “Uncle Tom – an oral history of the American black conservative” can be purchased at www.uncletom.com

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”



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  1. “According to a report released by the Urban Institute, the state of the African-American family is worse today than it was in the 1960’s. Before you become offended and charge, “What about the White family?!” The report also discloses that families of all ethnicities are showing a decline; however, the African-American household has suffered the worst decline. Plus, YourBlackWorld.com offers you news specifically about the state of Black America, so, our focus will be on the state of the African-American family.
    In 1950, 17 percent of African-American children lived in a home with their mother but not their father. By 2010 that had increased to 50 percent. In 1965, only eight percent of childbirths in the Black community occurred out-of-wedlock. In 2010 that figure was 41 percent; and today, the out-of-wedlock childbirth in the Black community sits at an astonishing 72 percent. The number of African-American women married and living with their spouse was recorded as 53 percent in 1950. By 2010, it had dropped to 25 percent.”

    “Nearly a hundred years of the supposed “legacy of slavery” found most black children [78%] being raised in two-parent families in 1960. But thirty years after the liberal welfare state found the great majority of black children being raised by a single parent [66%]. Public housing projects in the first half of the 20th century were clean, safe places, where people slept outside on hot summer nights, when they were too poor to afford air conditioning. That was before admissions standards for public housing projects were lowered or abandoned, in the euphoria of liberal non-judgmental notions. And it was before the toxic message of victimhood was spread by liberals. We all know what hell holes public housing has become in our times. The same toxic message produced similar social results among lower-income people in England, despite an absence of a “legacy of slavery” there.

    If we are to go by evidence of social retrogression, liberals have wreaked more havoc on blacks than the supposed “legacy of slavery” they talk about.

  2. Bob
    This was your best piece EVER!!!
    You are such a VIP.
    All those conservatives love you.
    You love you.
    Black conservatives love you even more. They know that your knowledge of being black in America is unparalleled.
    Your philosophy is so true and your supporters agree that kids in inner cities aren’t measuring up educationally to kids in the suburbs. Why right here in Westchester County, Mt Vernon students lag far behind Bronxville students.
    I do have one criticism though. Lose that sweater. I wouldn’t wear it to an ugly sweater party.

        1. If you didn’t have “racism” to cry about every day, there’d be nothing left to your vacuous life. Why not get a job and become a decent citizen who actually contributes something to society. Successful blacks feel nothing but pity for you.

  3. Blacks have been left behind because the culture does not value education and the traditional family unit, that being a father and mother present. Democrats and black leadership keep em uneducated and voting democrat. Look at Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Jewish, And middle Eastern culture. They value education and having a mother and father. They succeed in all western cultures. The Recent Muslims, asian, Indian, Hispanic And recent immigrants from The African Content Own businesses in NY and barely speak the english language. The African Americans are on welfare and shoot each other and barely own any businesses.

    1. If blacks don’t value education and family structure which may or may not be true for some..did you ever consider that the reason for it was that 1. blacks were separated from their families when sold into slavery and then further when black families were separated in the US and 2.blacks were never allowed the quality education that whites got because of segregation in the south and Jim Crow laws

    2. Who are you to say that African Americans do not value education? This is an over reaching statement not based on data or facts. I am an African American holding a graduate degree as do 4 of my 5 my siblings. No one, I repeat, no one in my family has ever been on public assistance or committed a crime. My family is not the exception. How dare you have the audacity to make the negative statements you have made against my race. Your statement, without data or fact, identity you as a racist who seeks to paint my entire race negatively. I’m not having it. So take the time to review your badly written, grammatical error-filled posted. By the way, my African American uncle owns 2 Cadillac Buick dealerships. I will now get ghetto with you and simply say, STFU. I think your uneducated behind can decipher what I mean.

  4. Another tone-deaf, out-of-touch piece by Bob Weir. This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. It’s an equal rights issue. You are either in favor of equal rights and justice for all or you are not. Full stop. End of. Otherwise, you’re just hiding out in your pollitical ghetto while the great wide world passes you by right before your very eyes.

  5. to answer your question Bob, as to why there is so much hostility between the races the following points should be noted. Although you appear to be concerned with the welfare of our black citizens many people don’t share your view…They view blacks as inferior, as animals, as people who “don’t belong” Why, because many whites are afraid of the coming demographic change. they are petrified of losing control of the narrative and of losing their perceived social status to people who are black and brown. Donald Trump understands this fear It’s why he panders to it on a daily basis. It’s why he feeds his base the red meat they crave. “charlottesville had good people on both sides” His son said the other day that the protesters most of whom were peaceful and half of whom appeared to be white were “animals” Trump real estate organization was sued by the Feds for discrimination against blacks…..and when he would visit his casino’s in AC he would demand that any black employees leave the floor while he was there..No bob its not sign that you recognize that all Americans deserve to be treated equally because you attend a fancy cocktail party with successful black americans…nor that you point out that professional athletes, celebrities and black elected officials have “made it” The real issue is how ordinary black Americans who haven’t acheived notoriety are treated especially by law enforcement which is the nub of the matter…Driving while black is still a reason to pull a driver over…and you can confirm that by asking Senator Tim Scott..the only black US Senator who has been pulled over time and again because of his color…oh bob and by the way Tim is a Republican

    1. I know Senator Tim Scott personally and he has admitted that he’s not pulled over any more often than white friends and associates of his. He’s not one of those crybabies who thinks everything that happens to him is because he’s black. It’s the phony white virtue-signalers that he has no respect for.

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