A Question on why we should be wary of my daughter's doll?

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    Here is the scenario, my wife and I took my daughter to the store and she feel in love with a doll, so we decided to buy it for her with thinking about it. The doll was of a black child.

    My wife had a black friend over and she stated this, "I don't care about, but to be careful in public with that, because many black people will take offense to it! She stated again she didn't care, but some black people think it will be offensive for a little white girl playing with a black doll?"

    Now I ask, why they hell should it matter! Do whites gets made when a little black girl plays with a barbie? I mean its ridiculous. Charles Bass, please explain it to me from the racist black perspective!
     
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    How old is the child in question?
     
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    Your wife's friend is a misguided fool.

    Why would you take a doll away from a kid saying it's because some people might be opposed to white kids having black dolls? What would you be teaching the kid?
     
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    What the HELL?


    Kids are color blind until taught by adults to be otherwise. My daughter had dolls of all ethnic varities, and it's funny, but her group of friends are of all "colors of the rainbow" so to speak.

    Don't let adults ruin it for your child.
     
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    Actually my wife's friend is not misguided at all and is rather intelligent. She stated other black people might have a problem with it and for us to be careful!

    My question was really aimed at, "why should black people have a problem with this?"
     
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    Maybe your wife should be a little more selective in picking her friends. This one seems to be a trouble maker.
     
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    that is just sillie...when my son was about 3 or 4...he picked up one of my dolls and refuses to put it down...."susie" went everywhere with us....daycare...etc...son is now in his 20's...susie is still honored...and thought of as friend..she remains tucked away in a chest....where she has been since he quit carrying her about...remember kids are innocent...regardless of race
     
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    Have any at this point? Besides your "rather intelligent" friend?
    Otherwise, I don't think you have a point.
     
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    We weren't even considering that and it would be pretty tough to do even if we wanted to, since she loves that doll.
     

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