Skip to comments.American girl confronts diversity claims
Posted on 05/28/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT by armydawg505
When American Girl opted to discontinue two of its historical dolls last week, the brand chose Facebook as its medium of communication: Soon, well say farewell to Marie-Grace, Cécile, Ruthi and Ivy, American Girl announced. Complete your collection while supplies lastquantities are extremely limited.
It wasnt so simple, though. What the brand failed to address in its statement, but which very quickly became evident in blog posts, was that Cécile, an African-American doll, and Ivy, an Asian-American doll, were two of the only dolls of color in American Girls standard collection.
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Maybe the Gov’t should step in and demand diversity quotas for dolls.
You are obviously a racist. The company needs to keep the dolls to show their diversity even if they don’t sell. ;->
Rejection is Hell - not only do the stats show whites don’t rape blacks to any extent as compared to blacks raping whites, but now the whites aren’t buying black dolls.
Dat be racis!
I can’t imagine the company stopped making the dolls because they were the most popular.
Since liberals don’t understand business, they can’t understand why a company would stop producing something if it’s a money loser.
Translation: sales sucked.
These dolls are expensive - well made, quality dolls. Perhaps there aren’t many of these particular dolls being sold, so why keep them in the inventory? This company has gone through many historical periods and dolls - my daughter had two of them back in the 80’s, both have been discontinued. It is called “marketing” - you offer new merchandise once the old stuff has run its course.
Now we're just a spot on the globe people come to make money, watch TV and complain about unfairness.
dolls of color = colored dolls
People of color = colored people.
Looks like we’re back to the old days.
The owner should be forced to sell the company to a racially diverse group. /s
Everybody be wantin the white women!
Aints got no time for no black women.
(So said consumers)
Back in the day when cartoons were actually funny and clever.
Liberals just can’t believe that diversity doesn’t sell dolls.
So a blond obsessed with exercise and make up reflects the aspirations of many young girls? Uh, oh. Doesn't sound to PC to me. After the protests, get ready for them to lauch a line of fat and ugly dolls.
It's not racism any more than a new model year of a car. It's marketing and pumping demand.
She wears a complete burka in the slimming girlish color of black. She comes with a removable clitoris so Muslim girls can get used to the idea. Her blackened eyes and bruises present an accurate image of the modern jihadi girl who doubles as a punching bag for her father, brothers or husband (even though she is only 9 years old!), and her suicide bomb vest is not removable.
For safety, she doesn't really blow up, but if you push the secret button, she screams,
"AiiiiiiYiiiiiiiiiYiiiiiiii!!!! I KILL YOU, INFIDEL!!! ALLAHU AKHAR!!!!"
"Mama, can I have an Aliiyah doll this Eid al-Fitr?"
Leaves you wondering, doesn’t it? So if I called a black person a ‘’colored person’’ would they be offended?
Leaves you wondering, doesnt it? So if I called a black person a colored person would they be offended?
I’ve actaully thought of using the phrase “colored guy” about a black man and see what people say. I’ll just tell them that its eadier than saying “guy of color” and besides, it is the same words and means the same thing - and maybe they should think before condemning another person’s speech.
Companies can’t continue making products what sit on shelves. If the dolls of color aren’t selling then they should be discontinued.
If you disagree, then buy enough of the dolls to make keeping them around economical.