1950's Tar Baby

Image Information: Replica of 1950's Tar Baby for sale in 2003. Weblink.
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The question is often asked "is the Tar Baby a racist stereotype?" - but rather than asking the question that way, let's ask instead: "can the Tar Baby be a racist stereotype?" If you have any doubts that the answer to this question is YES, please consider the following item for sale at the bannedfilms.com website, where a Tar Baby statue from the 1950's is still being sold today.

Weblink. "Ooh Lawdy! Tain't nuthin' like a cool slice o'watermelon on a hot summer day! "Tar Baby" is a reproduction of an original 1950's concrete cast. It is made of polyester resin and makes a great conversation piece indoors or outdoors. 12" Tall, 8 Lbs. I reckon you had your eye on this for a while. "So I 'spect you best go ahead and git yo'self one!"

Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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