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Black Is In? January 26, 2009

Filed under: Barbie,Black dolls,children,Malia,Sasha — R.D. @ 7:00 pm
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Black is in, according to Larry King, but no one wants to admit President Obama’s role in ushering what I hope becomes more than a seasonal fashion trend that will be passe by the end of his term.

So far two companies, Beanie Babies and Mattel Inc. have launched a line of black dolls. However, both companies assert that the timing of the creation of their dolls has nothing to do with the election of the nation’s first black president.

What does the sudden spotlight on African-American dolls mean for little girls? African-American girls? Will little black girls now see girls of every hue playing with brown dolls? Will mothers who are not black allow their children to own black dolls? What if their children come to prefer black dolls over white dolls in a classic reversal of Kenneth Clark’s doll test. ?


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2 Responses to “Black Is In?”

  1. Soulistic Healing Says:

    Oh the irony…Black has ALWAYS been in, just america likes to pretend it is not. I have to admit that I did not think that the dolls in the image looked “Black”.

    i like the questions that you pose…what will it mean for Blacks girls and boys to play with dolls that are said to be Black. Will these dolls that are supposed to reflect African American physical features really do that or will they cling to a certain African American image? Will dolls continue to perpetrate a materialistic and shallow way of interacting with people – based more and more on what people look like rather than what their spirit is?

  2. BUT BLACK IS IN REALLY UNTIL WE GET MORE BLACK SKINNED(DARK) DOLLS,NOT IMITATION WHITE DOLLS! A BLACK STANDARD OF BEAUTY IS BASED ON THE DARK BLACK SKINNED WOMAN WHO IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF OUR RACE AND THE MOTHER OF ALL BEAUTY! HAIL BLACK SKINNED BEAUTIES AS WE DO AT “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!” BLOG-

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