- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott’s Wikipedia page was defaced Tuesday in another racial attack that has become all too common for the black Republican.

“Hitting me where it hurts…my wikipedia page,” Mr. Scott tweeted, including a link to the changed entry that described the South Carolina senator as an “uncle tom [[house negro]] coon.”

According to The Post and Courier, the person who made the racist edit has since been blocked indefinitely by Wikipedia.

The user, ScottBanks, had a history making edits to the Wikipedia pages of two other black Republicans, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, The Post and Courier reported.

Mr. Scott, South Carolina’s first black senator, has reportedly been the target of racial hatred since his election. In February, he read racist tweets directed at him on the floor of the U.S. Senate over his support for Jeff Sessions.

Some of the tweets read, “You are a disgrace to your race” and “How does a black man turn on his own?”

“I left out all the ones that used the N-word,” Mr. Scott told his colleagues at the time. “Just felt like that would not be appropriate.”

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