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Some articles on tar baby, tar:

Doug Lamborn - U.S. House of Representatives - Tenure
... "Tar Baby" Remark On July 29, 2011, Lamborn appeared on a Denver radio program to discuss the debt crisis and the failure of Democrats and Republicans to reach a compromise on the problem ... It's like touching a tar baby and you get it, you're stuck, and you're a part of the problem now and you can't get away." The term tar baby is a known racial slur used towards African-Americans ... Congressman Lamborn’s entire comment is nonsensical, his use of the term ‘tar baby’ is unfortunate because the historical connotation of that term when used in conjunction with African Americans." On August 1 ...
Tar-Baby - Racist Interpretation
... Anansi created to trap Mmoatia, the dwarf), some Americans consider "tar baby" to be a pejorative term for African Americans ... The Oxford English Dictionary defines "tar baby" as "a difficult problem which is only aggravated by attempts to solve it", but the subscription-only version adds a second definition "a derogatory term for a Black (U ... the media, and fellow politicians for using the "tar baby" metaphor ...
Tar Baby (disambiguation)
... Tar Baby is a doll made of tar from the second of the Uncle Remus stories ... Tar Baby may also refer to Tar Baby (novel), a novel by Toni Morrison Tar Baby (comics), a Marvel Comics character "Tar Baby", a song on the album Promise by English ...
Compé Anansi - Relationship Between Anansi and Br'er Rabbit
... Anansi himself was tricked was when he tried to fight a tar baby after trying to steal food, but became stuck to it instead ... storytellers with elements from Native American tales, such as the Cherokee story of the "Tar Wolf", which had a similar theme, but often had a trickster rabbit as a protagonist ... Other authorities state the widespread existence of similar stories of a rabbit and tar baby throughout indigenous Meso-American and South American ...

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