Friday, March 16, 2007

DOLLS: Two New Educational Proposals Added to the SoulSnax Diversity in Media Challenge

We are all well aware of the role that dolls play in our children's development. And as RiceDaddies, we're also well aware of the special need for dolls that reflect back on the uniqueness of our little ones in a positive, responsible, non-stereotypical way.

With that in mind, I've added two new educational proposals to the SoulSnax Diversity in Media Challenge:
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1 comment:

Monster Daddy said...

I am reminded of an article I saw some time ago that outraged me:

"Mattel's reasons for offering other minority presidential dolls but not an Asian apparently had little to do with the fact that the 11 million Asian Americans (4 percent of the U.S. population) are a smaller market than the 35 million African Americans (13 percent) and 32 million Hispanics (12 percent).

Instead, company officials said the decision had to do with the impression that Asian girls don't care that much about a look-alike Barbie. While offering no figures to support the claim, a Mattel spokeswoman said Asian girls tend to choose white dolls instead of Asian ones.

"That particular community has not expressed interest in a doll that reflects their ethnicity," said spokeswoman, Julia Jensen."