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Melbourne store removes golliwog to avoid offending Oprah Winfrey
news.com.au ^ | 9th December 2010 | Nick Leys, Jessica Craven

Posted on 12/08/2010 2:19:56 PM PST by naturalman1975

A MELBOURNE doll shop has withdrawn a golliwog from its display to avoid offending the Oprah Winfrey roadshow.

The store removed the "Mamee" washer woman dolls after a visit by Oprah's production company.

But the Dafel Dolls and Bears shop in Block Arcade - where 110 of Oprah's guests will attend a cocktail party tomorrow night - will continue to display other golliwogs.

Golliwogs are deeply offensive to Americans because of their perceived links to slavery and racism. The store owner declined to comment because she had signed a confidentiality agreement with Harpo productions, but confirmed a meeting had taken place.

"Oprah's people came ... and yes it was discussed," a source familiar with the agreement said.

"As a result, they won't have that particular doll on display. But there will be plenty of other gollies when they come through."

The golliwogs still on display at Dafel's have an explanatory note on the origins of the black dolls, a throwback to the toys enjoyed by Egyptian children when British troops occupied the country in the late 1800s.

Dafel's has sold dolls and toys, including golliwogs, in the Block Arcade since 1945.


(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
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1 posted on 12/08/2010 2:20:00 PM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975
Man, they'd better hide this, too...

...and these...


2 posted on 12/08/2010 2:27:31 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: naturalman1975
Crap. In a conversation with an older Black woman recently she referred to a younger woman with whom she was displeased as "nothin' but a fat black mammy." Normal black folks won't be traumatized by a doll f'r crissakes.
3 posted on 12/08/2010 2:29:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: naturalman1975
My mother was born and raised in Manchester where she lived until she met and married my Air Force father. As a result, she had a lot of weird sayings that none of my friends' mothers ever said, lol!

One silly rhyme she used to regale us with at bedtime was: "Who peed," said the doggy. "I don't know," said the gollywog, "I don't know who peed."

Haven't heard the term in donkeys' years (another saying she had!).

Mrs. Prince of Space

4 posted on 12/08/2010 2:34:35 PM PST by Prince of Space
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To: the invisib1e hand

I loved Sambo’s when I was a kid. Great food and a fun cartoon story of a kid in India chasing a tiger.

If only I’d known how ‘racist’ it was back then I could have grown up to be a perpetually offended liberal.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 2:38:42 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass
If only I’d known how ‘racist’ it was back then I could have grown up to be a perpetually offended liberal.

Say, who exactly did Denny's offend?

6 posted on 12/08/2010 2:40:21 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: naturalman1975
Golliwogs are deeply offensive to Americans because of their perceived links to slavery and racism.

That's rather a broad brush statement. To a majority of Americans, they're simply a product of times gone by. A historical bit of trivia.

7 posted on 12/08/2010 2:42:10 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81; naturalman1975

I can recall having a golliwog as a very small child. I know that I liked it and that I did not associate it with black people. It was not dressed like the one at the top of this thread.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 2:51:01 PM PST by wideminded
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To: naturalman1975
Political correctness, plus attention-starved losers keep asinine concepts alive. And most of us shrug it off or consider it trivial. The mere concept that I am entitled to define what must be offensive to everyone else, just boggles my mind.
I find the ugliness and insanity of Rosa DeLauro offensive, when I watch CSPAN.

They are everywhere!

They are everywhere...

As recently as 1975 there was a chain of very popular restaurants name Sambo's. All the characters from the charming story were depicted on the walls. I remember eating there regularly with my children. I can't remember when America lost its collective mind, but the business was attacked based solely on its name, and quickly faded away entirely. I supported the chain to the bitter end.

9 posted on 12/08/2010 2:53:17 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: the invisib1e hand

Sambo’s, RIP many decades now...


11 posted on 12/08/2010 2:57:56 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: naturalman1975

12 posted on 12/08/2010 2:59:02 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: naturalman1975
Golliwogs are deeply offensive to Americans

No they aren't.

Trust me, I'm an American.

13 posted on 12/08/2010 3:02:09 PM PST by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: naturalman1975
Google images for golliwog
14 posted on 12/08/2010 3:03:44 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: naturalman1975

wouldn’t it be cool if Oprah and her planeload of guests rioted?


15 posted on 12/08/2010 3:04:29 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: naturalman1975
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GOLLIWOG DOLL
16 posted on 12/08/2010 3:05:39 PM PST by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: naturalman1975
O.K. You racist rice eaters need to report to the Camps immediately.


17 posted on 12/08/2010 3:07:20 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: winodog

Agree.


18 posted on 12/08/2010 3:08:39 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: the invisib1e hand

Dang, I hope Buckwheat doesn’t show up!


19 posted on 12/08/2010 3:11:42 PM PST by derllak
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To: winodog
I am proud of my white heritage and ashamed that I live in a country where being proud of my heritage makes me a hateful racist in the eyes of society.

Oh, I doubt anyone considers you a hateful racist for being proud of your heritage. They probably consider you a hateful racist for saying things like this:

A large percentage of American blacks are ignorant and a waste of oxygen.

I know that's my reason for considering you a hateful racist.
21 posted on 12/08/2010 3:25:35 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Publius6961
Sambo’s, RIP many decades now...

Not quite. The original Sambo's is still open, the last one left. It's only open until 2:30 pm, so it's essentially a breakfast place now.

22 posted on 12/08/2010 3:33:35 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I’ve never said things like that in my life. I am just fed up. I am fed up with being lied to on a constant basis by go.con at every level. I am tired of being treated like a second class citizen because I am very hard working construction worker who has seen my livelyhood destroyed. I am tired of my taxes being used to bomb people from 30,000 feet (Serbia before the B.S. war on terror).

I have never griped or moaned in my life. I have had it to the grindstone and I actually saved for lean days, paid off my house, no debt, etc.

Yet evrytime I turn around someone else has their hand out wanting more of something they did not earn but they expect it to be stolen from somewhere else.

I am tired of Jesus being kicked out of this country because a few people piss and moan.

That does not even go into my being sick and tired of MOST blacks who hate me for the color of my skin. I am tired of MOST blacks who wont go to work but expect me to work hard so they can raise more nanny state tit sucking socialists.

Yea, I have become a racist, guilty as charged


23 posted on 12/08/2010 3:48:02 PM PST by winodog
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To: winodog

I would be pissed off at MOST white people if MOST white people were voting 10 - 1 to elect commie parasites who wish to destroy the Constitution and everything it stands for.

I can only blame 1/3 of them.

Websters 1850 dictionary defines hate as a strong dislike.
Liberals have twisted the meaning of the word in order to make it a crime and enslave the people.

Believe it or not its OK to have a strong dislike for people who are in almost complete opposition to things like the rule of law and private property rights


24 posted on 12/08/2010 3:58:42 PM PST by winodog
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