Closed petition Ban the sale of racist Golliwog or Golly items

The golliwog is a black fictional character. It’s characterised by black skin, eyes rimmed in white, big red lips and frizzy hair.In the book, the doll was described as "a horrid sight, the blackest gnome".

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golliwogs were historically associated with blackface - a performance tradition in which white performers would wear dark makeup and crudely stereotype black people.

It also inspired the racial slur "wog", which in Britain is a derogatory term for dark-skinned people.

It is time to ban such toys and other paraphernalia. There is no place for such items in a civilised society.

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