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[challenge entry] The 'PC gone mad' QOTW has got me to thinkin about these little guys
= Golliwog

Remember them? A true casualty of the modern PC world I feel.

Are they really offensive to black people?

To me at the time, I couldn't see why rag dolls shouldn't have a few 'ethnically challenged' friends, but I guess it's the 'Minstrel' likeness and the name that we balk at.

Whaddya reckon kids?

I've put him into the mini challenge anyhoo so I guess the votes will decide whether he's still offensive or now ironically right-on...

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(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:41, archived)
# they're just called "gollydolls" now.
you can still get them
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:42, archived)
# That isn't a Gollywog
That is a Black and White Minstrel.

A gollywog was a little brown doll with black curly hair
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:42, archived)
# They're kinda one and the same really...
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:47, archived)
# Gollywogs
More or less racist than this?

And TJ: Woo - Barnesy is now letting me stay logged in so I can read gazzes etc! Still can't see half the pics 'cos of where they're hosted though.
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:43, archived)
# Less
as this brown person has a massive cock with writing on it
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:50, archived)
# LOL!
It's true what they say about chocolate then!?
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:54, archived)
# mmmmm
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:43, archived)
# my gran had one o' them

the stuffed toy..
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:45, archived)
# obviously
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:46, archived)
# WHAT!? you trying to say my gran couldn't be a slave traider?!?!
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:56, archived)
# My Mum collected the ones James Robertson & Sons made
they were a free giveaway collectible, I think you sent away jam jar labels to get them...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golliwog has a lot to say on the subject.
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:51, archived)
# yea that's the ones :D
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:56, archived)
# Mammy !
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 16:47, archived)