i remember asking black mamas as a teenager their stance on buying white dolls for this cubs.
each one them said,
in different sentences:
“I won’t be getting my cub no white doll!”
i was a little offended,
because i wondered if black barbie wouldn’t have snow friends,
but as i grew up then i started to get it.
well this snow cub was not for the nonsense at a store about the doll she picked.
this is what happened via the daily mail…
A little girl shot down a cashier who questioned her for wanting a doll with a different skin color from her – and became a viral sensation in the process.
South Carolina resident Brandi Benner’s two-year-old daughter, Sophia, recently completed her potty training, going an entire month using the toilet.
As a reward, Brandi and Sophia’s dad Nick let the little girl pick herself out a special prize. Her choice? A new doll.
So, the family headed to the store, Sophia gleefully picked up the doll that she wanted and they headed to the cashiers.
However, they were shocked when, as they were checking out, the cashier appeared to have an issue with Sophia’s choice of doll, which was black.
‘While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party,’ Brandi later recounted on Facebook.
‘We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend.’
Brandi explained that the doll was a prize for her daughter becoming fully potty trained. The cashier still did not seem satisfied.
‘The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked: “Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?” Sophia finally found her voice and said: “Yes, please!”‘
The cashier still didn’t seem to get it. She then asked the little girl: ‘But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.’
Furious, Brandi was ready to give the cashier a piece of her mind when Sophia beat her to it, in the most polite and sweet manner possible.
“Yes, she does. She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?’ Sophia said.
‘Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer: “Oh, that’s nice,”‘ wrote Brandi.
‘This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren’t born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful.’
Brandi’s touching story was picked up on Facebook by the Love What Matters account, where is has gone massively viral.
In less than 24 hours it has been shared more than 15,000 times and racked up over 125,000 likes.
i would have told that chick that her job was to bag my items…
this story was sweet,
but i had to wonder,
if that was a black cub who said that…
Would it have gotten all this hoorah?
it seems like whenever snow animals do something kind,
or “the right thing to do”,
it gets more exposure than it should.
am i wrong for thinking this?
lowkey: this story seems a little…
but i’ll go with it.
article: the daily mail