Ethnically Correct Dolls

Toying with the Race Industry

This was a comment page for Elizabeth Chin, “Ethnically Correct Dolls: Toying with the Race Industry” in Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer Culture. This reading was for Cultural Anthropology 2016.

For a 2020 update on ethnicity in anthropology, see the cultural anthropology course on Ethnicity.

[image credit: How an Experiment With Dolls Helped Lead to School Integration]


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