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Topic - Ryan Winkler
When do insensitive words destroy reputations? It all depends.
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and the Senate passed its version of a massive immigration reform bill. On the international stage, a Vatican accountant was arrested on charges of fraud and corruption related to a $26 million money-laundering scheme. Here a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
A Democratic lawmaker criticized Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas," then saying he didn't know "Uncle Tom" was a racist epithet.
"If Paula Deen must resign so should MN Rep Winkler. Didn't know Uncle Tom is racist slur? I'm sick of liberal hypocrisy," he said on his Twitter account.
However Mr. Winkler, whose website says he has an undergraduate history degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Minnesota, seemed to dig the hole deeper in a subsequent tweet, in which he said the racism of the term "Uncle Tom" was disputed and unknown to him.