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Dear Target: All I Wanted for Christmas Was a Black Doll

Calvalyn Day | Posted 12.28.2015 | Black Voices
Calvalyn Day

I need you to give my daughters a chance to have a full spectrum of dolls in their room that is more reflective of their reality, so that they can also springboard their imagination.

How My Dolls Helped Me Understand Segregation

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 04.25.2013 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Regardless of color, I was raised to respect myself, and others. I lived through the era of segregation, but as a child, I never thought my white dolls would play such an integral role in my beginning to understand the complexities of segregation

Natural Hair Remedies For Your Barbie

COLORLINES | Posted 10.09.2011 | Black Voices

It's no secret that in communities of color, the politics of playing with dolls has a long, sordid history. In the late 1930's, African American resea...

Black Barbie Sold Cheaper Than White Barbie At Walmart

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Walmart is raising eyebrows after cutting the price of a black Barbie doll to nearly half of that of the doll's white counterpart at one store and pos...