Racism: There is still hope

It’s nice to see that racism is not completely dead in Australia.

Here is a photo I took today of a shop called Presents at Southland Shopping Centre in Cheltenham, Victoria:

Presents, Southland - Storefront

And now for a dramatic close-up:

 

 

 

 

 

Presents, Southland - Storefront Golliwog

 

Some may argue that what is considered racist in other parts of the world may not necessarily be treated the same in Australia (remember this?). But even still, there are very few good arguments for using this as your mascot compared to the negatives.

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One thought on “Racism: There is still hope

  1. Middle Man says:

    Indeed it is a very controversial topic. You may enjoy this related post:

    http://caughtinthemiddleman.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/freedom-of-speech/

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