Does her black baby doll offend?

image13 (1)Michelle Martini,
USA.

When it came time to choose my daughter’s first baby doll, there were only dark-skinned dolls left in the specific brand/style I wanted. Thinking it didn’t matter, I bought it. She has since chosen her own doll — also dark skinned. I’ve gotten a few comments. Most people seem to think we’re making some kind of political statement. I’m wondering if it is offensive to others — seeing this naked Caucasian child lugging around a naked African American baby (because both she and her baby are usually naked). Her love for her baby is obvious in the photo, which I why I included it.

 

Does her black baby doll offend?

image13 (1)Michelle Martini,
USA.

When it came time to choose my daughter’s first baby doll, there were only dark-skinned dolls left in the specific brand/style I wanted. Thinking it didn’t matter, I bought it. She has since chosen her own doll — also dark skinned. I’ve gotten a few comments. Most people seem to think we’re making some kind of political statement. I’m wondering if it is offensive to others — seeing this naked Caucasian child lugging around a naked African American baby (because both she and her baby are usually naked). Her love for her baby is obvious in the photo, which I why I included it.

Does her black baby doll offend?

image13 (1)Michelle Martini,
USA.

When it came time to choose my daughter’s first baby doll, there were only dark-skinned dolls left in the specific brand/style I wanted. Thinking it didn’t matter, I bought it. She has since chosen her own doll — also dark skinned. I’ve gotten a few comments. Most people seem to think we’re making some kind of political statement. I’m wondering if it is offensive to others — seeing this naked Caucasian child lugging around a naked African American baby (because both she and her baby are usually naked). Her love for her baby is obvious in the photo, which I why I included it.

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