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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Golly teapot racist?


A GOLLIWOG fanatic defended putting his collection of memorabilia on show amid accusations of racism.
John Molyneux of the University of Portsmouth said: "They were originally a very crude racist stereotype repeated in many children's stories at the height of imperialism when unfortunately overt racism was common in adults and children."
The 300 golly items - from badges to teapots, are on show at Fareham's council-funded Westbury Manor Museum.
Curator Tom de Wit said: "If objects on display stimulate debate, we see this as a positive thing."
Full article from The Mirror newspaper

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