The Revolting Racism Of Roald Dahl

How the Oompa Loompas were originally black, and enslaved

“The Oompa-Loompa bowed and smiled, showing beautiful white teeth. His skin was almost pure black, and the top of his fuzzy head came just above the height of Mr. Wonka’s knee.” (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory)

In the original Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the Oompa Loompas were black. Specifically, black and enslaved. This was not some obscure edition, this was Roald Dahl’s most famous book at the peak of its popularity. I have excerpted the most horrible bits below, and the images are absolutely revolting. I…