America’s Newest Crisis: Walmart Cuts Price on Black Barbie Doll

Just when you thought the various race issues cooked up by our mainstream media could not become more ridiculous, ABC News sets a new standard for idiocy. Apparently, a Walmart somewhere cut the price on its black Barbie doll, but not its white one, and all of the Usual Suspects are joining in the chorus of idiocy.

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…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.

“While it’s clear that’s not what was intended, sometimes these things have collateral damage,” Dye said.

Other experts agree. Walmart could have decided “that it’s really important that we as a company don’t send a message that we value blackness less than whiteness,” said Lisa Wade, an assistant sociology professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles and the founder of the blog Sociological Images.

Is this a great country, or what?


7:31 pm on March 9, 2010