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Old 04-13-2013, 11:53 AM
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Mexico Barbie: Is She Racist?



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Barbie is totally making a comeback.

Just not in the way Mattel might want.

First, Barbie without makeup was exposed as one seriously ugly creature.

Now, Internet users are taking exception to Mexico Barbie, a member of the Dolls of the World collection who many feel is just an example of a racist stereotype. Mostly because she's holding a chihuahua.
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It looks like a example of a Mexican woman created by white guys in the northeast US. I suppose the Ken version will have a sombrero and a guitar.
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I'm wondering how many people get the Lemon Pledge reference.

No, no, no.
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She is to skinny needs more tortillas & frijoles
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Will I find my post moved to the Ventilation Room if I talk about wanting to give her my homemade guacamole?
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If she were life size this thread could be merged with the robot one
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cnredd, there is a difference between racist and just a really bad stereotype. This doll is the latter.
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I say no.No if that Barbie doll's eyebrows were shaved off and came with a black marker so you can eyebrows on her and she wore a pancho,sombrero and was carrying a taco I would see that as racist.
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Default Re: Mexico Barbie: Is She Racist?

does Kenito drive a Chevy?
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does Kenito drive a Chevy?
Yeah an El Camino.
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