It’s nice to have a blast from the past, and Baby Boomers are after just that.
Golliwog dolls are after a comeback in Australian toys stores, with merchants making the brave decision to bring back the controversial icons.
The dolls were a massive hit in the 1960s, and quickly became a fastened collectable across the board.
With the campaign against racist becoming a hot topic of concern, Golliwogs were quickly dismissed from the Australian market, after claims that they represented and promoted inappropriate slander toward multiculturalism.
Racism is not a thing of the past, but it is also not the prime concern of today’s age in Australia. The push for equality in homosexual marriage, and the plummeting retail market has snapped up the nation’s attention recently, giving racism the flick of late.
Now, with the dolls set to hit the shelves again, Indigenous leaders and advocates are demanding that the toys are left in the dark of the past, claiming that they only dismiss any chance of hope, equity and unity in Australia’s community.
Toys hold many social and moral concerns, with that of Bratz, Barbies and Monster High Dolls becoming the focus for improper femininity messages (after all, us females all like a good shop, a face full of makeup and scanty outfits, right?), and the return of Golliwogs are bringing concerns of racism ignorance to the surface.
We happily sell western-white merchandise and dolls on our nation’s shelves, why can’t we have some multiculturalism on there too? Wouldn’t sharing the shelves between races, be a prime example of unity and equity?