Rebecca Lindsay- Addy Could do with an explanation of the intentions of the two figures displaying racist black stereotypes?
I’m interested in breaking down barriers of sexism, race and minority groups putting things out of context and questioning our own prudishness. The Christmas Fairy in a the show called ‘Craft and controversy’ was intended to embrace difference and question both my own tolerance and that of others.
When I think of a fairy they are always white light and fluffy I wanted to question this stereotype and to show a different side to the conseived idea of what a fairy looks
like. I had done a previous Xmas Fairy which was old and fat
I try and find the beauty in what may be considered ugly.
The ‘Golli What’ was obviously inspired by the 19th century Golliwog toys which caused controversy and was latter banned from production as they were deemed racist.
As a Gay man I am only to aware of the lean to the right with UKIP being given a platform in the media in the local elections. Which will not only affect myself as a gay man but other minority groups. We need to keep looking back at how things in the past have shaped modern thinking allowing us a rich diversity of cultural exchange and a considerable amount of acceptance of difference.
Its important to remind our selfs of the things that others endured for our benefit and if we neglect to do this then the very thing we strive towards a society where colour and sexual orientation just are. Become forgotten and then the bigoted fascists who are a threat to all minority groups and that includes white women are given a voice and allowed to dictate and discriminate.