Walmart's Black Barbie Price Cut Reignites Doll Debate

A Walmart store in Louisiana caused a stir for selling a Black Barbie at half the price of White Barbies last week. The Black Barbie was $3 and the White, $5.93. A spokesperson for Walmart said the dolls weren't selling well, hence the price cut. But sociologists and analysts are taking issue with the retailers sale and say it sends the wrong message about Blackness. "The implication of the lowering of the price is that's devaluing the Black doll," Thelma Dye of the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem told ABC News... Read More: Dolls and Black Girls' Self Esteem Black BarbieParents Say Black Dolls Not Enough


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