Award-winning quilt with golliwogs that weld Indians and do the haka is slammed because they are racist and & # 39; not offensive & # 39; is
- Patchwork of golliwogs from around the world has been criticized as & # 39; racist & # 39;
- One figure on the quilt performs the haka and another lassoes an Indian
- Anti-Defamation Commission said that duvet & # 39; was out of step with Australian values & # 39;
- But the Whittlesea Show in Melbourne said it was only chosen because of its finish
A quilt with golliwogs doing the haka and putting an Indian on the lasso is like & # 39; racist & # 39; and & # 39; offensive & # 39; slammed shut after it won a prize at a city show.
The design with 24 golliwogs from 24 countries around the world won first place last weekend in the quilt category of the Whittlesea Show in northern Melbourne.
Other figures on the patchwork were the caricatures dressed as an English Beefeater, an Egyptian pharaoh and a Spanish matador.
A quilt (photo) with golliwogs doing the haka and working an Indian in the lasso is like & # 39; racist & # 39; and & # 39; more than offensive & # 39; slammed shut after it won a prize at a city show
The show secretary said the quilt was chosen because of the high quality of its finish, but the organizers have now been summoned to apologize publicly.
"It is a sad day when the organizers of the Whittlesea Show do not recognize that prizes are awarded for items that promote humiliating and humiliating stereotypes," said the chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission. Dvir Abramovich in a statement.
& # 39; Such paraphernalia are completely out of step with the Australian values of multiculturality, inclusiveness and decency.
& # 39; As a national leader in the fight against discrimination and intolerance, we call on the Whittlesea Show to apologize for the damage caused and to ensure that such troubling episodes no longer occur. & # 39;
The show secretary, Rose Stark, told it Whittlesea Leader the execution and the high standard of the quilt was the only reason why it was chosen.
She added that organizers do not discriminate based on race or religion.
The golliwog was originally a character in a children's book from 1895, but has since been associated with racial stereotyping of black people.
The design with golliwogs from around the world, including a cowboy carrying a Native American lasso (photo), won first place at the city show in northern Melbourne last weekend – but has been criticized as & # 39; racist & # 39; and & # 39; more than offensive & # 39;
The word & # 39; golliwog & # 39; is also increasingly seen as racist because the term & # 39; wog & # 39; is used as a racial lie for foreigners.
The design follows the Royal Adelaide Show that was forced last year to remove three dolls from a display accused of being caricatures of African Americans.
The dolls were awarded first, second and third place in the craft department but were heavily criticized online.
The design follows the Royal Adelaide Show that was forced last year to remove three dolls (one pictured) from a display accused of being caricatures of African Americans
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