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If you are white, do you only buy your child white dolls?

I was at Toys R Us yesterday and saw that for several dolls, there were only the black ones left. One of which, my daughter has (she has the black one--we are white/latina) My daughter gets both black and white dolls. I want her to learn early that people come in different colors and to accept them all the same.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Dec. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Of COURSE my child will be getting dolls of all variety shapes, sizes and colors! My cousin had the American girl doll Addie and we LOVED to play with her! I would never prevent my child from getting a different cultured doll then her own, I think it can only help tolerance and peace.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 7:29 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • My DD preffers the ones that look like her, so she can pretend they ARE hers, KWIM? But she does a a few barbies that aren't white...

    Answer by Ezranight at 7:14 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • I only have a son but if I did have a little girl I would buy her dolls of all colors. I think all color skin is beautiful And would hope to teach her the same :)

    Answer by Brandi300 at 7:15 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • I have only sons. They have never requested dolls but if they did or if they were girls and wanted them then they'd get whatever they picked out.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 7:16 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • usually, except the brat dolls. I almost bought my daughter Addie the black American Girl Doll, but she decided she wanted something else. Also, most little girls want dolls they resemble them, so it's only natural that white like white dolls and black children like black dolls. Although some black children like white dolls because they like white peoples hair better.

    Answer by staceynoel at 7:17 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • My girls always had/have dolls of every color. They don't care, as long as they were getting a new dollie.

    Answer by IhartU at 7:18 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • My daughter has chosen her dolls..some white and some black. I have not said a word about it to her. Why wouldn't she? Some her friends are black girls. :) I like that I have not put any racial crap in her head.

    Answer by Momforhealth at 7:19 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Around here, there aren't really any black or brown dolls. They're all white because the population is mostly white. Me, I could care less, my daughter will play with anything lol. She only has a couple dolls and they're both white, but that's just because that's what is available, not because I think she should "only" have white dolls.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 7:19 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • When we have daughters we will make sure she has dolls of all colors and races. I want her to learn that people are people, there is no difference just because we are different colors.

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:23 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • she's not big on dolls, never played with barbies- she picked out the ones she got, and it seemed completely random. most of the time she would pick out a doll that looked like one of her friends baby brothers or sisters, so it was just as likely to be light skinned as it was dark.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:32 PM on Dec. 23, 2009