No white Barbies for this one.

190521_948446064822_763994721_nSamantha Williams,
Pensacola, FL.

My father is black and my mother is Filippino. I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where the majority of my mother’s family lives, I was not as well acquainted with my father’s side of the family. My father stated that they weren’t going to make the same “mistakes” with “this one” to my mother when my little sister was born, and that she would only have black barbies. My sister and I are 15 years apart in age, I spent most of my childhood in a small town in southeast Georgia — all of my friends were white.

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  • barry irving

    …now we know the story…what’s the point?

  • Um… what?

  • Jeremiah Troutman

    As long as you believe black is beautiful and don’t think less of you’re “black side” none of it should matter. You may be lacking the “racial pride” so many other African Americans or Afrocentrism find important but that’s okay as long as you can see your beauty in your self and heritage.

 

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