There’s been a few posts I’ve seen on Facebook recently in the genre of ‘Bring back Golly’.
On most of these posts people go down the path of …. This is political correctness gone mad, it’s just a doll, I’m nostalgic, it’s from my childhood etc and then get awfully uppity and cross if you point out the ignorance involved in this stance.
Golliwogs are pretty offensive to people of colour and the article below explains why. You might not know this stuff. You might be on the Awwww look at Golli bus.
That’s a bus worth getting off.
I think if people of colour go ‘Hmmm you know what, I actually find that offensive and this is why’, then we should listen.
It’s not just a doll.
Ring the bell.