This week Rep Lamborn (R- Co) criticized the President’s policies as a “tar baby.” The ladies on The View took up the cause, which lead to 50 Cent weighing in with a completely inaccurate origin of the phrase on Twitter.
These sorts of shenanigans can be a headache for Lain Shakespeare the Executive Director of the Wren’s Nest, an Atlanta house museum “dedicated to preserving the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris and the heritage of African American folklore.” Joel Chandler Harris collected the Uncle Remus stories in print. If your first reaction to that is “Uncle Remus? That’s racist!” Please take a moment to read Everything You’ve Heard About Uncle Remus is Wrong.
I plan to be very enthusiastic about the Atlanta Opera’s upcoming Brer Rabbit children’s opera, so let’s all be on the same page. I don’t want you to call me bad names. And go visit the Wren’s Nest when you’re in Atlanta.