Posts Tagged ‘Barbie’

MINORITIES ARE BEING “DEVALUED” AS WALMART CUTS PRICE OF “BLACK BARBIE” TO $3

March 14, 2010

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THE NEW “BLACK BARBIE”

A group of sociologists is furious because discount store Wal-Mart has dropped the price of their “Black Barbie” dolls. A spokeswoman from the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem says that Wal-Mart’s cutting the price of Black Barbie to just $3.00, while leaving her white counterpart doll at $5.93, “sends the wrong message about Blackness” and “devalues” minorities.

Wal-Mart says the only color involved is green. The price of Black Barbie was cut because she wasn’t selling well.

BURKHA BARBIE

November 21, 2009

This is not a joke or some offensive racial parody. Mattel has announced a new version of the iconic doll Barbie. “Burkha Barbie” is featured wearing traditional Islamic dress.

Eliana Lorena