Hasbro: Add black boys to your 'Baby Alive' Series
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All children need to be able to see themselves in the toys they play with. Children also need a diverse array of ethnicities and genders in thier toys. So imagine my suprise, when I went to look for an african-american anatomically correct boy doll who can drink from a bottle and pee like a child, and I found none in sight.
The message Hasbro sent was clear to me. We aren't going to market these types of dolls to boys because we feel black boys don't play with them.
But I refuse to believe that is so, from the multitude of minority parents that I interact with.
I find it quite appalling that black boys are mysteriously left out of Hasbro's Baby Alive series -- this toy features a black and white girl AS WELL AS a white boy.
This message: "Hasbro doesn't want to represent black boys in their Baby Alive toy series", is not a message that I think Hasbro wants to be labeled with.
I have always been adamantly against anything that promotes specific roles in society for men and women, and having grown up with toys produced by the Hasbro corporation, it truly saddens me that such a successful business would resort to cherry-picking what they believe certain ethnicities do.
Please join me to ask Hasbro to add black boys to the Baby Alive series. Please, sign this petition, and help the children of today see themselves in the products that are bought for them.
If you want to know how I came to this, read here.
*Thank you McKenna Pope for your petition to Hasbro, I got my inspiration from you!*
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