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Old 12-27-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Racist much?
I think it was just rhetoric and not racism.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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Maybe because white yuppy dolls NEED more clothes than the other dolls???

We are getting so freakin carried away with this racist thing in this country.....

They have an international aisle in the grocery store..BUT no White exclusive aisle.. Maybe I should holler about this.. Oh wait.. I am white so I have nothing to complain about...

My friend Jose got a set of tires in his neighborhood really cheap but I have to pay more.. Should I scream about this??? No because I am white....I have no problems...

Maybe you should find out which dolls sell more from this company... That would tell you maybe why not all come with bunches of clothes and accessories....
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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At first, I didn't believe the hype. Then, I went to a Target store today to look at one when I was looking for something else. The reality seemed to confirm the video that I saw on YouTube. The white doll "ginger" was the same price as the Latina doll "Alejandra", yet came with a box full of accessories. By contrast, the Alejandra doll came with only her dress and a smile. WTH? In the YouTube video, the lady said the same thing. White dolls come with extras, but minority dolls only come with one outfit.

The OP would have a basis for his/her claim if the Alejandra doll was morbidly obese, wearing chanclas & a tank top that's 3 sizes too small, sporting a neck tattoo, & came with 5 kids.

But since she doesn't, claims of racism here are absurd.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Why is that horse-faced weirdo hanging out in the aisle that has toys for little girls?

And for that matter, where's Chris Hansen when you need him? That's the real story here.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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OP, I have noticed this as well. I wonder if the company is assuming that minorities won't spend the extra money to buy the deluxe versions (which would be racist IMHO), or if the company doesn't make the deluxe versions of the minority dolls because that population wasn't buying them/doesn't create a demand for them (which would be smart production/merchandising).

Our Generation is no different than American Girl. Their product line is very white-centric as well, and a LOT more expensive.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:31 AM
 
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And I'll be damned if there is one single Asian doll of any kind - deluxe, regular, or not. I guess I should climb up onto my soapbox and complain that there are Gingers and Alejandras and Latishas ... but I can't seem to find a Saanvi, Sakura, or Li Xiu Ying anywhere at all!
Well, yeah, actually, you should. Instead of mocking the OP for trying to start a discussion on race, just because you never complained about the lack of Asian dolls. You know what? It's messed up that there are no Asian dolls. Things will never change unless a group challenges the establishment. Challenges start with conversations like this one.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm going to ignore the other comments on the first page and look at the original post. It sounds a bit discriminatory. If I took a little AA girl there to look at dolls I'm sure she would notice the difference. Is this what she has to accept as normal in her world? It's sad if that's so.

On the other hand, having "All-Black" political organizations, clubs, television networks, magazines also tells a story. So how can we fix that? Can we ban "All-anything". Or exclusionary things?

I guess you could look at it like: at least they even have a doll of color.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:45 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Maybe the white dolls sell much better, so the manufacture can produce them at a much lower cost. If you don't understand business, it is pretty simple. The more you order from China, the cheaper it is. That being said, I suspect it all has to do with production costs/runs, so they add a few little things with the white dolls to keep the cost the same as a percentage. Of course people will claim "racism" any chance they get, but it is just cost of product.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Maybe the company is doing the right thing and encouraging minority girls to act white American.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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Maybe the white dolls sell much better, so the manufacture can produce them at a much lower cost. If you don't understand business, it is pretty simple. The more you order from China, the cheaper it is. That being said, I suspect it all has to do with production costs/runs, so they add a few little things with the white dolls to keep the cost the same as a percentage. Of course people will claim "racism" any chance they get, but it is just cost of product.
That makes sense!
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