Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) used his GOP rebuttal of Biden’s congressional address to call out progressives for using the racial slur “Uncle Tom” against him and to push back against The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” for publishing a racist article on Scott’s grandfather. But shortly after his speech, progressives, including Scott Nevins, a self-proclaimed “TV personality” took to Twitter to tear apart Scott.
“I get called ‘Uncle Tom’ and the N-word by progressives…I know firsthand, our healing is not finished,” Scott said in his rebuttal, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.” Shortly after his speech, progressives took to Twitter to prove Scott’s claim that America is a racist nation, by quite literally calling him racial slurs.
Scott Nevins, a show producer for the non-profit Actors Fund, and also a white man, said that Scott was “uncle Tom’ing it for his life,” claiming that “South Carolina should be so ashamed.” After facing backlash for this racist tweet, Nevins deleted this tweet. Three hours later, Nevins issued an apology saying he “should not have used that term” himself. “I apologize,” tweeted Nevins.
Scott Nevins has used the racial slur “Uncle Tom” in the past
In August 2017, Nevins called Ben Carson, a Black man, and former HUD Secretary under President Trump, an “Uncle Tom.” In March and August of 2018, Nevins used the same term when referring to Carson. In July 2018, Nevins called Dak Prescott, a Black man, and an American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, an “Uncle Tom.”
‘TV Personality’ Scott Nevins has not deleted the tweets and has not issued a statement apologizing to Ben Carson and Dak Prescott. Nevins has been a featured guest on CNN and the tv show Dr. Drew.
El American has reached out to Nevins via email seeking the rationale behind his usage of the racial slur, and whether or not he will delete the tweets or issue an apology to the two Black men. El American has also reached out to Joseph P. Benincasa, president and CEO of the Actors Fund to explain the non-profit’s connection to Nevins.
In a statement to El American, a Washington Post spokeswoman said the “Fact Checker” delves into research without often reaching a conclusion. Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” declined to answer questions from El American, referring us to schedule an interview with the Post‘s PR.