Yesterday, Latoya riffed on a Wall Street Journal article about the new black Barbie dolls, and the prickly issue of reflecting a vast diaspora of people in one mass-produced toy. Her post was great; some of the comments were not. »12/04/09 3:20pm 12/04/09 3:20pm
Mattel and Stacey Irby-McBride debuted the So In Style line of black dolls to record levels of praise - and criticism. "Three dolls can't represent the whole African-American community," McBride says, not realizing her statement is the root of the issue. »12/03/09 5:00pm 12/03/09 5:00pm
In an essay for The Root, Raven L. Hill asks if Mattel's new African-American So In Style Barbie dolls get black people "closer to our mirror reflection" than Barbie, or previous black Barbies. The answer? Yes. And no. »7/15/09 3:40pm 7/15/09 3:40pm
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