Golliwogs are here to stay.
Love them or leave them.
Some say they are racist.
I have to disagree.
There is nothing racist about a golliwog.
Gollies are cute little creatures who bear no resemblance at all to any human.
They are just cute little dolls.
Gollies have been around for many many years.
I had one when I was a small child.
I loved it.
I also loved Gilbert Golly from the Noddy Books. Another favourite book was The 3 Golliwogs.
At no time , before now, have Gollies ever been likened to any human race.
Why people are up in arms about them is beyond my comprehension.
How can anyone say these cuties are offensive?
Offensive to who?
I have many friends and family members who are indigenous persons. Not one of them is offended by, or thinks Gollies are racist.
This (Racist) way of thinking is all in the warped minds of the minority .
This minority needs to get a grip on life.
Does this minority also feel that Barbie Dolls are offensive?
If not, why not?
Barbie Dolls are big busted, blonde bimbos.
One look at myself and I could qualify as such.
Am I offended?
What about the Black (am I even allowed to say that word) Cabbage Patch Dolls. They look like an actual human. They are the image of a bubba of African descent.
They would be more likely to be considered Racist than the humble ,loveable Golly. But, no, no one ever complains about them.
I make Gollies. I actually sew them up and sell them to people who do not have a warped mind.
These people love them, just as they would love any other doll.
I was thinking that maybe it is more the word “Golliwog” that offends some people.
I really don’t see why it should, but it is worth a thought.
Maybe if they were called something different. Some thing like Mammy Dolls. Or Pappy Dolls.
Maybe just Dollies would be better in the minds of some.
I listed my gollies on a craft site just recently.
Out of one hundred comments, only two accused me of being Racist.
Not a very large percentage is it?
Perhaps it is just another case of Minority Rules.
“A dominant minority, also called elite dominance is a minority group that has overwhelming political, economic, or cultural dominance in a country, despite representing a small fraction of the overall population (a demographic minority). Dominant minorities are also known as alien elites if they are recent immigrants.”