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April 19, 2008

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Theodora

It broke my heart to see this. After all this time and after all we as a race have done and accomplished for the past fifty years, why are our children feeling about themselves the way that they do?
This hurt me to my heart because recently I took a good look at myself (figuratively speaking) and found that I never truly seen myself as black, and that I have to be comfortable with my blackness in order to be truly whole again.
These poor brainwashed children are well on their way to becoming guilt ridden adults-even the ones wearing braids and cornrows.
Maybe some one should have spoken to the parents of the children who chose the black dolls and asked them what they did to cultivate being comfortable being black. We could all learn from them (especially me).

PurpleJ3nn

This brought tears to my eyes. I am a 34 year old white woman. I can recall as a child, preferring the black doll. This was in no test, or such, only when asked which Cabbage Patch I wanted, I wanted a black baby, unfortunately (and I was upset by this) they did not have one.
I was lucky enough to be raised to see people as PEOPLE, nice people, not nice people... not black, white, asian, etc... Yet at the same time, as I grew up, I was shocked and confused that people could hate someone for such a trivial (in my eyes) reason; it did not make sense to me.
To see these children point to the black doll as the bad one, then to see the confusion on their faces when asked which one looks like them.... I was crying. It hurts me that ANY child could see themselves in that way, no matter race, sex or even size (because I am sure that if you had a 'skinny' doll and a 'chubby/fat' doll... the skinny one would be chosen as the "good" one).
What are we doing to our children?

Anthony G. Dawkins

WE CAN COUNTER SUCH IMAGES BY PRESENTING OUR CHILDREN WITH POSITIVE POWERFUL BLAKK HEROES AND HEROINES TO EMULATE! The video shows low self-esteem and a lack of dignity. An example of a positive, powerful person to emulate is the planet’s greatest arctic explorer Matthew Henson. He called himself a Son of Ethiopia. And was honored to be a Blakk man and carried himself with great dignity. He was the first overall person to reach, explore and stand atop the planet earth at the North Pole! He also worked in and the explored the Africa, China, Russia and Nicaragua earlier in his life. The Math problem associated with the brief on Henson is designed to get Blakk children interested in mathematics, science, technology, adventure and exploration. Show it to your children, so that they might love being Blakk and be influenced to likewise do great things. You can see the Matthew Henson Math problem at the following link
http://hensonmatthew.blogspot.com/2010/06/on-april-6-1909-great-blakk-explorer.html

marauder

You put only 2 dolls in front of the black child, then as the child will believe what the adult says, say WHICH doll is the nice doll? Making the child think that only ONE of the dolls is nice. Then ask WHICH is the bad/mean doll? Since the child just said that one of the dolls was nice, this only leads (even a child) to the conclusion that the other one is obviously the bad/mean doll. Then to add the question of which one looks like them is absolutely cruel and brought me to tears to see each childs eyes as it occured to them what they had just said when they had to point to the doll that obviously looked like them. Especially the ones who looked ashamed to have to point to the doll they just called bad. The people that conducted these tests should be ashamed of themselves. These kinds of tests could be easily done in a better way, giving more dolls to choose from and the questions asked more objectively.

Konrad Hades

AMERICA MAY BE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT
BUT THEY AHVE A LONG WAY TO GO TO EDUCATE THEIR FUTURE GENERATION.COMING FROM WEST INDIES WE ARE PROUD CHILD AS ADULT.WITH ALL THOSE FAMOUS BLACK STAR( MOVIES.SPORT,SHOWBIZ,POLITIC..ECT...)THAT VERY SAD......

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