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The Doll Test

(37 Posts)
GG65 Sat 13-Jun-20 23:01:14

BlueBelle Sun 14-Jun-20 05:37:47

Sorry if it’s genuine but with no explanation it could be anything

Grandad1943 Sun 14-Jun-20 07:26:13

Another "wind up" thread that the opening poster will no doubt never return to.

If someone cannot even make an effort to add a comment to a posted link, then that states it all with me in regards to that forum member and her or his intentions.

MaizieD Sun 14-Jun-20 10:29:02

I've had a look at the link. It's a video about coloured children and racism.
The poster is a regular GNet poster. I was suspicious, too, but I did bother to check it out.

It's an interesting video. Very sad, too.

janipat Sun 14-Jun-20 11:03:37

I don't think it's a wind up thread at all. It does replicate the original tests done in the USA in the 1940s which I saw many years ago. Given the current climate it's very relevant, and should open some eyes. And as MaizieD says, very sad.

GG65 Sun 14-Jun-20 12:28:15

My post is genuine.

I have been horrified at some of the comments I’ve seen on here over the past week. Some blatantly racist views, but the comments denying the existence of racism are equally as dangerous.

I believe the video to be incredibly powerful, however, think that some will still chose not to see...

May7 Sun 14-Jun-20 13:23:56

The post required no explanation. The video was self explanatory and the fact that you did not comment made it more moving for me. Not every post requires a long winded narrative to accompany it. I saw this last night before I went to sleep and found it very sad. Thanks for posting. Your point was made perfectly

Grandad1943 Sun 14-Jun-20 13:27:19

GG65 if you made some effort by way of placing some explanation text alongside your opening posted link you may find that more forum members will make an effort to view it.

However, why should you expect others to support your laziness?

lemongrove Sun 14-Jun-20 13:33:16

I don’t agree May7 .....I didn’t recognise the poster, and all I saw was a blued link to something that could have been anything at all.
Always best to have a least a line of explanation with a link then more people know it’s genuine.

Marydoll Sun 14-Jun-20 13:55:09

As we have had a number of scam pms and posts on GN, recently, I would never click on a link, without knowing what it was about. The hyperlink could have related to something dodgy, we had no way of knowing.☹️

It's a pity, because I'm sure more posters would have read it, if they had known what the subject was.

Squiffy Sun 14-Jun-20 13:59:39

I agree with lemon and MaryDoll. I never click on links that I’m unsure of, too many phishing scams etc, and I’m afraid I didn’t recognise the op.

Callistemon Sun 14-Jun-20 14:03:58

I think you did right to report it, Bluebelle.

I'm sorry if I didn't recognise the username as a regular poster and wouldn't have followed the link without a short explanation. Having had a device infected by a virus it's not worth the risk.

SueDonim Sun 14-Jun-20 14:05:27

I thought it was a scam so I didn’t click.

MaizieD Sun 14-Jun-20 14:44:35

Well, I searched for the poster and found that she has contributed on many other Gnet threads; which gave me the confidence to look at her link.

An explanation with it would have been helpful, but checking someone out only takes a few minutes...

Galaxy Sun 14-Jun-20 14:50:16

Thanks for posting that link, I appreciated it.

May7 Sun 14-Jun-20 15:08:58

Yep that's exactly what I did and do. Took a few seconds of my time.
Very thought provoking.

Jaycee5 Sun 14-Jun-20 15:18:41

GG65 I agree with the other posters. I don't click links unless there is at least a few words explaining why it has been posted.
The comments were not unreasonable given that a link just randomly appeared. It may only take a few minutes to check people out but it is easier just to introduce a link.
I don't think anyone intended to cause offence but it is surely better to know that more people will click links if they are aware in broad terms what it is about.

BlueBelle Sun 14-Jun-20 16:17:42

Sorry for doubting you GG but I don’t open links if there’s no explanation you can log into too many scams
You are quite right may7 the post didn’t need a long winded narrative but it did need some explanation a simple
“I was very moved by this what do you feel” would have been fine and Would have let us know it wasn’t a scam post

There are many many racists in this country and even more that claim not to be but would never stand up to be counted

phoenix Sun 14-Jun-20 16:29:48

Grandad1943 that was rather rude.

Lucca Sun 14-Jun-20 17:03:47

Surely there’s a happy medium between just a blue link and a “long winded explanation “ .!?
Agree that GrAndad was unnecessarily brusque.

3nanny6 Sun 14-Jun-20 17:19:48

The Doll Test : posted by GG65. Even if it was a psychological test back in the 1940s it was stupid and humiliating to those children. Sad and makes me wonder what these psychologists are trained in to carry out tests like that.

quizqueen Sun 14-Jun-20 17:31:53

Dolls can't be good or bad, they are inaminate objects.

3nanny6 Sun 14-Jun-20 17:33:58

MaizieD post 10.29 You have written . "It's a video about coloured children and racism"
I am just pointing out that black people do not like to be called "coloured" they want to be called black. Also there were Asian
and I think Chinese in the video. Adult black people would not like their children called " coloured" The word " coloured would have been in use back in the 1940's so excuse me if you meant back in that time. It has been campaigned for a long time to use the word black.
Also you do hear T.V. presenters etc use the term "People of Colour" when describing a non white person sometimes I think it is because they do not know the correct terminology to use for fear of offence.

FarNorth Sun 14-Jun-20 20:06:29

I just googled the term 'people of colour'.
It seems to be in wide current use although not everyone is happy with it.

Summerlove Sun 14-Jun-20 20:19:35


GG65 if you made some effort by way of placing some explanation text alongside your opening posted link you may find that more forum members will make an effort to view it.

However, why should you expect others to support your laziness?

Good lord. You do love to play the long suffering man Dont you.


Don’t watch.

But to call sharing this video laziness? Do you get off on randomly insulting people?