Is Barbie Racist?

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  1. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago
  2. thranax profile image43
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Na, I think there probably inspiring for little black girls. I mean hell, men couldn't decide on White or Black so they had Green army men. smile

    ~thranax~

  3. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    A woman made a line of Barbies for African-American girls. So why is that racist?

    I never had a Barbie, but I never wanted one.

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wondered too. What's the big deal? She simply appealed to a Market.

  4. livelonger profile image92
    livelongerposted 8 years ago

    Certainly perpetuates the notion that blond and blue-eyed are the pinnacle of female beauty.

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No it doesn't.

  5. Paradise7 profile image82
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Not precisely racist but hey, it's a piece of plastic.  Who cares if it IS? If the little plastic lassy gets too sassy we can just toss her in the bin along with her friend Ken until they get politically correct.

  6. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    <--- brown hair, green eyes. And Barbie is a bitch.

  7. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Look , if you're not willing to shave your head and poke out your eyes you're a racist!

  8. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Ken is already castrated, I think that's punishment enough.

    1. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ow! Don't say that word!

    2. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How ironic that someone named "ken" would be so afflicted.

    3. Paradise7 profile image82
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hah! big_smile

  9. Skif profile image53
    Skifposted 8 years ago

    My sister actually has a Barbie collection.  She has numerous brunettes with green eyes.

  10. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    How can she be racist?  She's not even anatomically correct!

  11. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Did you get a load of the Diana Ross Barbie?

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Let's see, they have had a Princess Di Barbie, a Barbra Streisand Barbie, an Audrey Hepburn Barbie, etc. What is the difference if they have a black Barbie? It is just a doll.

    Just making a black form of a doll is far from racist...don't even know where that came from...

    And if you are referring to the comments on the blog...one of them was implying it was racist...one person with many others disagreeing.

    They also have Disney Princess Barbies...not all of them are white...

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you read the article it indicates that it came from certain African Americans who took offense to them.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some people...not all. The woman who designed them is black as far as I know.

        I see more racism in some of the comments that in that. Obviously some other blog sent a bunch of people over there to comment and agree with one another.

        1. tksensei profile image61
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I didn't read the comments. What was the gist?

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    That there is too much racism. One comment that 75% of black women had babies out of wedlock by the time they were 18. They all like hip hop (a black women who commented that she likes country music was voted negative). They should stop "stealing" white icons like Barbie and Santa Claus and create their own. smile ( I especially like that one). That Barbie should come with food stamps.

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I'm glad I didn't read those comments then.

    2. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Barbie should come with a divorce lawyer.

  14. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    No doubt Ken has had his share of problems with Barbie and his Landing Gear............ But castrating him? yikes

    I've noticed some of his other moving parts are abit sad also. hmm

    As far as being racist is concerned: I think his being gay would be more contentious.

  15. nicomp profile image65
    nicompposted 8 years ago

    One of my favorite words and I rarely get to use it...

    We are *anthropomorphizing* in this thread.

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for agreeing smile (just stolen your word yikes)

  16. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Well, it was traumatic for me that I didn't look like Raggedy Ann.

  17. profile image0
    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    I don't think Barbie can be racist. She is an inanimate object, right?

  18. Tom Cornett profile image79
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Is there an Unemployed Barbie?  smile

  19. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    I SEE lots of Barbie Doll's on second hand stalls going very cheap, but no one wants to buy....... they prefer Bratz

 
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