Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Australia: Golliwogs again

When I was a little kid, I had a golly and I thought it was great.  It is sad that kids nowadays mostly miss out

THE Royal Adelaide Show has been forced to remove three award-winning golliwog dolls from a display of handicrafts following a racism outcry on social media.

The three dolls, which are a caricature of black people stemming back to the 19th and early 20th century, won first, second and third place in the handicrafts division but have since been removed from display.

The Facebook group Deadly Yarning from South Australian Aboriginal communities posted images of the dolls at midday on Sunday.

“When you go to the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show Royal Adelaide Show only to see #RacistDolls being awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Judging,” the post read.

Dozens of people responded to the post including the official Royal Adelaide Show account, which said “no offence was intended”.

“There are variety of traditional dolls entered in the handicrafts competition including Parisian dolls, Japanese dolls and African dolls, however the dolls above have been removed from the display.”


Comment from an Australian social worker correspondent:  "More golliwog nonsense from lefties telling blacks what they should be offended at.

How can golliwogs be racist when many blacks like golliwogs. Several weeks ago I visited an Aboriginal woman who told me she loved her golly. And I have been in other Aboriginal homes with golliwogs sitting happily on shelves.

Lefties are the true racists, because lefties try so hard to make blacks feel offended. Lefties try to cause offence by proxy. They tell blacks to be offended by conservatives and by western traditions, while pretending they are on the side of blacks, so it is the lefties causing the offence for the blacks, and the smarter lefties know it. They are manipulators.

And they do the same with Muslims; orchestrating offence wherever they can, while making out it is others doing the offending".


ScienceABC123 said...

Some people want history re-written using today's politically correct narrative. These are the people who believe 'feelings' are more important than facts. They will doom us to ignorance if given the chance.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Liberals want to rewrite history to make America look bad i mean the movie FIRST MEN they rewrite this landing on the moon so the sight of old glory wont offend the little snowflakes

Anonymous said...

Dolls cannot be racist.
Only people can be racist - and it is a choice.

Anonymous said...

Here in the US there are many “black” artifacts manufactured and sold about 50-60 years ago. They of course are no longer manufactured but can still be found in antique or junk shops. What is interesting is that many black Americans collect them.