Black Barbie Sold for Less Than White Barbie at Walmart Store Raises Eyebrows

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    I don't see this as a big deal but there is always someone who wants to play the race card when there is no racial problem present. This is a non issue that ABC should have never reported on.

    Walmart: Black Barbie Sold Cheaper Than White Barbie at Store - ABC News

    Walmart is raising eyebrows after cutting the price of a black Barbie doll to nearly half of that of the doll's white counterpart at one store and possibly others.

    Pricing like items differently is a part of inventory management in retailing," O'Brien said.

    But critics say Walmart should have been more sensitive in its pricing choice.

    "The implication of the lowering of the price is that's devaluing the black doll," said Thelma Dye, the executive director of the Northside Center for Child Development, a Harlem, N.Y. organization founded by pioneering psychologists and segregation researchers Kenneth B. Clark and Marnie Phipps Clark.

    "Most white parents wouldn't think to buy a black doll for their child, even if they believe in equality and all those things," she said.
     
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    Black Barbie has soul and heart.

    The lady costs less less than blonde Barbie.

    But she demands more than any Barbie.

    You have to give her your heart and soul.
     
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    You could buy a black Barbie cheaply to do the Barbie dream house work for the white Barbie. Ken could be tapping her behind white Barbie's back... Would make a good Barbie soap opry.
     
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    One solution for Wal Mart is just don't sell that thing anymore, and the shelfs will be allways clear.
     
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    Blonde barbie costs more to manufacture, once you factor in butt and tit implants. You would force them to sell her at a loss? Or you'd rather be overcharged for Sistah Barbarie?
     
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    Reminds me of actual incident witnessed at a area Wal-Mart.

    Granny with granddaughter, who was 13, 14 or so.

    Granny: Look Janie... Here's Ken. You want a Ken to go with your Barbie?

    Janie: No maw-maw, I want a GI Joe.

    Granny: Don't be silly, Barbie comes with Ken.

    Janie: No maw-maw, she only pretends with Ken. She COMES with GI Joe!
     
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    My daughter had black Barbies, one lady made a comment to her once (we took her to the swimming pool one day) asking why she had a 'colored' doll.


    Yeah, it was 2001. :cuckoo:
     
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    I'da said 'Barbie's going Green and she needs a plow that doesn't use fossil fuels.'
     
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    Quite the conundrum for the black walmart shopper indeed.

    To be thankful for a bargain or offended by a faux racial slight. :lol:
     
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    And now we know...



    Because it was half price. :rofl:
     
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