BLACK DOLLS FOR POSITIVE BLACK IDENTITY!
“The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.”
Theodore Sturgeon, Star Trek
A doll that happens to be Black, with crossover appeal to children of various ethnicities?
To be honest, why not?
Children like what they like, and if the toy/doll gives them a good sense of self, helps them engage in broadening their minds and horizons, as well as gives them something to play with and interact with other children, well that cannot help but be a good thing.
There are children of so many ethnicities in the world, and they all have experiences and lives that are no different from each other. Even in the act of play, they all learn that there is nothing wrong about being a human being who happens to be Black; they learn that Black adults and children have the same needs, wants and desires as…
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