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    Posted December 26, 2013 by
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Prejudiced Barbie Dolls

    Browsing through my Facebook , I came across a video post recorded at a Target in Staten Island, the recording was about a company called “Our Generation” (keep that name in mind)that makes dolls. The video displayed and observed the materialistic differences between the variety of races in the dolls. All dolls were endowed with luxurious items surrounding them while one doll being of darker complexion known as Abrianna had absolutely NOTHING in her display box. Hmm, I wonder which doll kids will go after. I was infuriated when I noticed this! I went onto their website and noticed that this doll is the only doll of darker complexion. No equity in these dolls what so ever! Why not at least make this doll as flamboyant as the others sold in stores? With a company name called “Our Generation” what message are you trying to send to the younger generation and whose generation are you depicting? Children are VERY observant and like to paint their own reality, do we really want children to have that perspective that the lighter an object (object to breathing being) is the more advantages it will have? Welp , that’s what “Our Generation” is illustrating to children!
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