Governor Wilder Speaking at mic
Governor Wilder Speaking at mic

Is Clown Prince the new term for Uncle Tom?

A recent article written by Jeff Thomas in Blue Virginia described one-term delegate, Jeffrey Bourne of Richmond, as “Dominion’s Clown Prince”.

In the days of segregation, characterized by an absence of elected officials for people of color, certain individuals were designated by whites as representatives of the minority communities. They were told what to say and what to do, requiring no need to seek input from the people that they purportedly represented.

Questions have arisen and I have been asked if this is what happened in the aforementioned news piece.

It’s hard to believe, but not surprising, that in 2020 this has been revived on such a grand scale with only the changing of the name.

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