one of my best friend's daughter is turning 4 and i want to get her a barbie. they now have black barbies and white barbies, her daughter is half white and a quarter black. i know her daughter wouldnt care whether the barbie is black or white, but by getting her a black barbie am i sending the wrong message? i really dont want to offend my friend by asking her or by getting her daughter a black barbie and her thinking "oh why did you get her a black barbie?" you know? would it be offensive to get her a black barbie?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Oct. 16, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by sarlove01 at 3:57 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
Answer by ganna04 at 10:55 AM on Oct. 16, 2010
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Answer by Ashley21 at 10:58 AM on Oct. 16, 2010
I would go with a Barbie you think the girl will like, not the color of the skin. I don't think you are being racist, this type of thing matters to some people while others don't care at all. When my kids were little they picked their dolls based on the outfits and accessories that came with them, so we have a rainbow of Barbies. I remember being a kid and having several shades of Barbies as well. I never thought anything of it, and I'm about as fair skinned as they come. (c: Of course you could play it safe and go with something like Littlest Pet Shop or My Little Pony so there is no issue of race at all.
Answer by scout_mom at 11:05 AM on Oct. 16, 2010
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