Black Parents Want More Ethnic Toys For Their Children

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December 13, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire

From Hello Beautiful

For many parents, Christmas is all about buying the latest hot toy–from dolls you breastfeed to bite-sized luxury vehicles for your man-child to stunt in. As one of the biggest one-stop-shop retailers for many of those parents turned hunters, Wal-Mart conducted an interesting survey of African American and Hispanic parents.

These parents were asked everything from giving gifts whether their child was naughty or nice, waiting for Christmas Day to open gifts and buying toys that look like their children. I remember when I was little and all that was on my Christmas list were various dolls–Barbie, Trolls, Polly Pockets, Cabbage Patch Kids and more.

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  • chanela

    why does ethnic= black?

    i was actually JUST in a store today and i noticed that they only had either white blonde dolls or black dolls. are indian,native american,asian, and latino people not ethnic too?

    • BAPS

      Toys R Us online does…they actually have an Asian and Hispanic “I can be US President” Barbie’s Friend doll… they also have Asian & Hispanic baby dolls like Baby Alive and other brands but I haven’t seen any Native American dolls; I wasn’t checking so they may have some though… Depending on your Walmart, they carry various nationalities of dolls also…

    • BAPS

      Toys R Us online does…they actually have an Asian and Hispanic “I can be US President” Barbie’s Friend doll… they also have Asian & Hispanic baby dolls like Baby Alive and other brands but I haven’t seen any Native American dolls; I wasn’t checking so they may have some though… Depending on your Walmart, they carry various nationalities of dolls also…

  • FromUR2UB

    ??? The only black mother I knew who bought her child white dolls by choice, was my best friend’s mother. All her Barbie dolls were white. In those days, some people may have chosen the white dolls for economic reasons because black dolls were not only harder to find, but cost a little more than the white dolls. I don’t remember the brand, but when my daughters were kids I bought them some black Barbie-like dolls that came in different skin tones, even the guys. They were cheaper than Barbies, which was good because they were all such good looking dolls, I bought one of each…played with them myself sometimes. Haha!!

  • L-Boogie

    This is an important tool in developing confidence and self-esteem.

  • guest510

    Im just waiting for them to bring back the Kenya doll. That was my girl when I was little. Would love to get one for my niece

    • Bree

      They did bring them back. I see the commercial for them all the time now.

      • guest510

        Really?! I havent seen any in Cali. I’ll have to look into it. thanks!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffanie-MadameGigglez-Thomas/665285721 Tiffanie MadameGigglez Thomas

          yeah they made her look more like a Chrissy Doll (you know Barbie’s Black friend)… Taller and with more fashion accessories… i think they gave her a boyfriend too..