10 of The Most Racist Toys Ever Made


No before you ask I don’t agree with what any of these toys say – I have just compiled the list for the interest of you my readers.

1. Golly Wog


An English toy based on a 1885 book with a character of the same name. Many people still believe that the toy is a relic of an earlier time when racism against black people was blatant. Recently the Supermodel Naiomi Cambell assaulted airline staff after reportedly being called a ‘Golliwog supermodel’

Read more: http://www.ferris.edu

2. Chop Suey Specs


Made famous recently on Reddit – these spectacles manage to both amuse and offend at the same time.
Thanks to: 1990 Toys

3. Jogo Dos Grooms


A Portuguese game that involved shooting black soldiers with anything you could lay your hands on.

4. Darkey in a watermelon


The advert describes the toy: “Upon opening the watermelon which is made of papier mache, is found a little pickaninany, southern darky with cloth diaper fasted with miniature safety pin and small nursing bottle. His white eyes flash the whole face indicated perfect happiness.”

Thanks to: http://www.flickr.com

5. Dapper Dan the Coon Jigger


Not to be confused with the not-so-racist “Dapper Dan” that is currently available at Dapper Dan

6. Always did spise a mule


This was a mechanical bank popular in the late nineteenth century. The bank portrays an African American man riding a mule that, when pushed, throws the rider over it’s head as the coin goes into the bank. Displayed a violence against blacks that was acceptable at the time, and was also thought of as “fun”.

Thanks to: http://antiques-internet.com

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7. Hitler’s Limousine


Whilst not as obviously racist as the rest of the toys it ain’t something your is kid is going to take to “show and tell

Thanks to: www.tommcmahon.net

8. Barack Obama Sock Puppet


Racist toys are not just the play things of our grandparents. This monkey sock puppet of American Presidential hopeful “Barack Obama” was only released last month! (thankfully it’s no longer available for sale)

Thanks to: http://nymag.com

9. Greedy Nigger Boy


The racist intent is so obvious with this item, I am shocked that this used to be gift for young children!

Thanks to: http://www.flickr.com

10. Nigger make-up


The Advert says it all:

“The Outfit comprises a black stocking mask that can be slipper over the head in a moment, odd eyes, buck teeth and banana plantation straw hat.”

5 thoughts on “10 of The Most Racist Toys Ever Made

  1. I have 3 variations to Dapper Dan the Coon Jigger tin toy windups. They are very collectible and expensive toys 600.00 to 800.00, depending on condition. I are an investment for me. Oh yeah, and I’m black…

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