Friday, August 28, 2009

A Black Doll Called Lil Monkey

This morning, I read an interesting article on one of my favorite blogs, Field Negro. This is another outrageous example of racism. Costco sold two different dolls. One is black. It is named Lil Monkey and includes stuffed monkeys. One is white. It is named Pretty Panda and includes stuffed pandas.
The Lil Monkey doll is blatantly racist. Similar to the New York Post cartoon of Obama, it equates African Americans with monkeys. I am glad that Costco pulled it from their shelves after receiving complaints. However, that is not enough. Action must be taken against the manufacturer, BrassKey Keepsake. Read the original story and watch the video.

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