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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Black / White Doll

This video breaks my heart.

The last comment when I found this says:

this is so sad. :( i just wanna cry when i see this......

I feel the same way.

You can see the whole video called A Girl Like Me below.

Good Morning America did an update and it seems better now:

A little girl in Kiri Davis' short film,
"A Girl Like Me," chooses the 
white doll when asked which one 
is better.
(ABC News)

Sixty years and one biracial president later, "GMA" gathered 19 black children, ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old, in Norfolk, Va.

Some of our results differed vastly from those of the original experiment. For example, 88 percent of our children happily identified with the dark-skinned doll.

Forty-two percent of the children wanted to play with the black doll compared to 32 percent for the white doll.

"GMA" then moved on to that question about which doll is nice and which is not. Sixty years ago, 56 percent of the children chose the white doll. The majority of our kids chose black or both and 32 percent chose the white doll.

Sometimes the choice had nothing to do with race.

"The bad doll is on my right because that's just the way it looks at me. It kind of creeps me out with the beady eyes," said 9-year-old Chareese Hicks, a fourth-grade participant who picked the white doll as bad.
Thanks to The View for doing a piece on this and setting me out to find out more about this.

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