I happened to come across a link to a story about a mother of a soon-to-be five year-old who was on the hunt for Barbie party favors that favored her daughter. Even though Mattel has been manufacturing Barbie dolls of color for a few decades now, it doesn’t mean that all of the Barbie products and items have girls of color in mind. Fortunately, the internet has allowed for consumers such as this distraught mother to voice their frustration with the lack of availability for girls of color -specifically her little brown girl.
It makes me hopeful that our world will one day be structured in such a way where no one will ever be excluded. It’s about time that we celebrate our diversity which is what makes this country truly one of a kind. Maybe Mattel will lead the way for other brands to realize that excluding one group is really excluding lots of people and its not a smart business move. Onwards and upwards.