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Davie P

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    Davie P got a reaction from as in Gollywogs - is this guy for real?.   
    Golliwogs began as 'doll' caricatures of Black and White Minstrels - that's a historical fact. I doubt many folk would argue that Black and White Minstrels shows weren't inherently racist - a popular form of entertainment from the mid 1800s until the mid to late 1900s in which white performers would 'black up' and characterise Afro American people as lazy and stupid.
     
    Just because some folk, in particular children, were not aware of this lineage and saw golliwogs merely as toys, does not negate the fact that golliwogs have entrenched historical racist connotations.
     
    Likewise, just because Robertson's Jam adopted the golliwog as a trademark in the early 1900s does not rewrite the racist lineage.
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    Davie P got a reaction from newuser in Syria   
    Given the recent allegations of the Syrian dictatorship using chemical weapons against its own citizens, what do people think about the UK becoming involved in military action against Bashar al Assad's regime. Should we, or should we not?
     
    I'm no fan of George Galloway, but he certainly got his point over during the recent Parliamentary debate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgxzpQrqSkg
     
    (p.s. lovin the new shetlink!)
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    Davie P got a reaction from RickB in Syria   
    Given the recent allegations of the Syrian dictatorship using chemical weapons against its own citizens, what do people think about the UK becoming involved in military action against Bashar al Assad's regime. Should we, or should we not?
     
    I'm no fan of George Galloway, but he certainly got his point over during the recent Parliamentary debate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgxzpQrqSkg
     
    (p.s. lovin the new shetlink!)
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    Davie P reacted to as in Recent Upgrade And Data Migration Issues   
    still finding my way round the new look but really like it! Great new features, Thanks a lot Mods/ Admin!!
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