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    Default Re: Golliwogs are harmless

    Casual racism is still racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    What a lot of nonsense!

    A Golliwog was nothing more than a kids cuddly toy.

    Hell I had a Rupert Bear and he was blue, so I suppose Iíve offended every Brown Bear in the world.

    Honestly, the world must be in really good shape if this nonsense is all we have to worry about.

    As for Barbie, it was all Kenís fault.
    Don't blame me again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    Don't blame me again.

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    But Golliwogs I'm sure introduced a new name in the English language. Often I heard girls, when at primary school, called Golliwogs. Imagine if there were obese dolls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    Casual racism is still racism.
    Quite right Dave.

    And New Zealand must have the dubious honour of leading the World when it comes to Racism.

    I mean where else in the world does a Race enjoy the additional Hand-Outs and Special Privileges that the Maoris do?

    Itís absolutely outrageous!
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    My knowledge of the world was formed at an early age from a diet of prewar Newnes Childrens Encyclopedias and 1920s Chums Annuals, when 40% of the world map was coloured pink.

    In Chums the heros were straight backed British boys who could defeat all the worlds villains bare fisted with a straight left.

    The world's villains were swarthy untrustworthy Dagos, the Yellow Peril and the Red Asian hordes threatening to invade the west, or other knife wielding untrustworthies who didn't fight fair.

    Savages could be either wickedly savage or noble.

    In Newnes the natives were depicted as going happily about their work, cheerfully for their benevolent white masters (British of course) who were protecting them from more unscrupulous foreigners, or the bad old days of cannabalism, and bringing them daily joy and happiness.

    So what could possibly be wrong with having a Golliwog toy ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Quite right Dave.

    And New Zealand must have the dubious honour of leading the World when it comes to Racism.

    I mean where else in the world does a Race enjoy the additional Hand-Outs and Special Privileges that the Maoris do?

    Itís absolutely outrageous!
    I quite agree. I don't have all the privileges that maori have. I feel very left out. It's not much fun being Caucasian.
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    What a load of shite, Maori were for over 100 years second class citizens here.
    Now they are catching up, and finally getting what was promised under the treaty, you are up in arms!
    Take a deep breath, then calm down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Porritt View Post
    My knowledge of the world was formed at an early age from a diet of prewar Newnes Childrens Encyclopedias and 1920s Chums Annuals, when 40% of the world map was coloured pink.

    In Chums the heros were straight backed British boys who could defeat all the worlds villains bare fisted with a straight left.

    The world's villains were swarthy untrustworthy Dagos, the Yellow Peril and the Red Asian hordes threatening to invade the west, or other knife wielding untrustworthies who didn't fight fair.

    Savages could be either wickedly savage or noble.

    In Newnes the natives were depicted as going happily about their work, cheerfully for their benevolent white masters (British of course) who were protecting them from more unscrupulous foreigners, or the bad old days of cannabalism, and bringing them daily joy and happiness.

    So what could possibly be wrong with having a Golliwog toy ?
    Seems quite the contrast from early British drama and comedy shows/films that I followed - like Tom Brown School Days, St Trinians, The Carry on Movies, and Monty Python...
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    SWMBO was a member of the Napier Frivolity Minstrels (commonly called the Frivs) in the1960s. They were a lot of fun and very popular here. Mr Interlocutor and his 4 blackface minstrels always bought the house down.

    Had not all this rubbish cropped up I don't think many would have thought a racist connotation at the time.

    Ken

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