Strange Figure Found In Toy Pirate Ship

Slave toy (Screenshot/CBS13)According to Raw Story, a woman in Sacramento, CA, was shocked to find a dark-skinned figurine with a slave collar as part of a toy pirate ship set given to her 5-year-old child.

Ida Lockett said her son got the Playmobil pirate ship as a gift for his birthday. She didn’t notice anything was wrong until she started helping him put it together.

She then found the dark-skinned character that had no shoes, tattered-looking clothes and a slave collar around its neck, CBS13 reports.

“It’s definitely racist,” Lockett told CBS News. “It told my son to put a slave cuff around the black character’s neck, and then to play with the toy.”  The ship reportedly has a built-in dungeon area, too, according to Raw Story.

The local NAACP is demanding action.

“This is deplorable; this cannot be accepted, and it needs to be pulled off the shelf,” said the Sacramento NAACP president Stephen Webb to CBS.

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/california-mom-furious-after-finding-dark-skinned-and-shackled-slave-figure-in-toy-pirate-ship/

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/10/06/mom-says-playmobil-pirate-set-had-racist-instructions-to-shackle-dark-skinned-character/

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