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Old 12-28-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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That makes sense!
That's actually the first thing I thought - it has to do with profits.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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So don't buy their dolls. Problem solved.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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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.
Yep, cost plus demand.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Is this what our world has come to ? I mean really don't we have better things to discuss than dolls being racist ? jeeze a petes . You know some other poster nailed it , if you don't like it , don't buy the doll problem solved indeed .
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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If people are all in an uproar about white dolls having too many clothes, why doesn't SOMEONE start their own toy company???? BTW, I resent the hell out of people who believe white people have it "better" somehow. The majority of us don't.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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It is all about market demand. More girls want Barbie than Christie or Teresea despite the race.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Actually this post deserves a even more than your OP.
As does his/her/its comments in post #18. Speaking of race-mongering.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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.

LOL, those would be accessories, and the OP complained that the minority dolls didn't come with accessories.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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LOL, those would be accessories, and the OP complained that the minority dolls didn't come with accessories.
If you're speaking literally: very true.

If you're making a cultural statement: Wow, that's quite a dig - but funny nonetheless.


Of course, the OP (who lives in the same city as I do) fails to realize that Hispanics, not whites, are the majority around here. Thus, Alejandra reprents the majority in San Antonio.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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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.
Yes, it's a long way from the early 1970s when my sister was a girl.
Back then, she had a "Baby Tender Love". I remember that there was also a black version. But the ONLY differences were the hair color and skin color. The nose, hair were all white girl features. These companies sure can be insensitive.
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