Choice in dolls says a lot about race issues

by Melanie Edwards on February 5, 2007 · 3 comments

in Baby Girl, Motherhood, Parenting

I’m way behind on reading blogs and past posts, but I’m desperately trying to catch up. Today I caught a post on Because Mom Said So from Jan. 23 about a high school student’s documentary and the debate it’s sparking up. Titled, Student’s documentary on Race has people stunned, the post links to a news bit on the documentary.

View it at http://www.komotv.com/home/video/5001856.html?video=YHI&t=a

After watching the video, I am not surprised at all, but at the same time am sad that children so young already have these ideas about what is “nice” or “good”. So far, baby girl has dolls of all colors and her father and I have purposely done this, just for this reason. We want her to get used to seeing dolls that are more in her liking and embrace that image.

Make sure to watch the video and let me know your thoughts.

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Surviving Motherhood February 6, 2007 at 4:01 am

wow, heart wrenching. I have no other words just a general feeling of despair for the world.

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Sylvia February 7, 2007 at 11:33 am

I’ve seen this video before but it hits me hard everytime. Those kids have a negative self image and they arent even old enough to know it.

I’m glad this documentary was made because it shows that not much has changed in regards to this issue.

Sad, just sad.

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NtycnBoricua February 7, 2007 at 11:41 am

surviving: I feel the same way sometimes.

sylvia: It is sad and you’re right, they don’t even know how bad it is.

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