Rep. Winkler Tweet’s About ‘Uncle Thomas’ And Then Apologizes For His Own Ignorance

Ryan Winkler Tweet

Rep. Winkler tweeted an extremely offensive message to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday and the original message along with his apology have taken the top spot as this years worst social media fail.

Angered over Thomas and the courts 5-4 votes against a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), Ryan Winkler took to Twitter to tweet:

Ryan Winkler Tweet

As expected the “Uncle Thomas” reference and its closeness to “Uncle Tom” didn’t go over well and led to Rep Winkler tweeting the following messages:

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James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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