Assignment: The new black Barbie
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Mattel recently unveiled a new line of African-American Barbie dolls, with fuller lips, a wider nose, and curlier hair.
Barbie designer Stacey McBride-Irby, a black mother, says she wanted her daughter to have a Barbie that looked more like her.
Many have praised the dolls for their authentic facial features, but not everyone is happy. Some have taken exception with some of the dolls’ long straight hair and hip-hop style.
We want to know what you think about the new black Barbie dolls. Share your thoughts on video.