Monday, January 24, 2011

A Girl Like Me

This is a powerful video about standards of beauty among African American women.The doll experiment where young AA girls are asked to choose between white and black dolls is revealing but incredibly heartbreaking.

2 comments:

Sara said...

I saw this on TV a year ago! I was furios! Because, that is failing as role of parent. 2 days ago, Miss Universe from Angola said, I love who I am, I wouldn't change a thing about me. It is important what we say at home that matter most. Thanks Kelsey for sharing.
http://sara-liveitwell.blogspot.com/

sarah bess said...

this is so... (sigh)... sad. It's like that here in India, too. Children here prefer white dolls to black or brown ones. I couldn't get my girls interested in a brown doll until they were about ten, and it's hard to find brown dolls in stores. TV models are all so light, and fairness cream is a must-have. They even advertise a deodorant as giving you "fairer underarms." when a baby is born dark, his parents grieve and debate about whose side he got it from.