Just got back from rural Brazil. We create the dumbest problems for ourselves.
Birch Coffee isn't good enough?
@NotAndersonCooper Quentin Crisp was what popped out of my head, but that isn't quite snappy enough either.
Oh and I thought you guys were doing great again when you ran The Underminer pieces, but it really was over-over after that.
Coupe de grace asking for the hot eye candy Angry Accessibility Expert.
Wow, people will sue for just any ole little thing these days.
The point about slavery being an intensive training program is well taken, as well as the understating of Jefferson's relationship with Sally Heming.
But I'm left with...what's the point of the critique? It too easily becomes ad hominem without a specific argument about what the exhibition should have been. He was a slave owner who, paradoxically, wrote the Declaration of Independence, which throughout American history has been referred to by successive liberation movements. So we can find his ownership of (lots of) slaves deplorable, and we should. But an exhibition can hardly be a condemnation alone.
I don't really have an answer here, just more posing the question. Seems like Smithsonian did a pretty good job for the kids at least, and missed the mark on what they emphasized for the adults.