“Its Not Just a Doll; It’s a Social Movement”: Investing in Black Toys Then and Now
Avi Santo / Old Dominion University

Avi Santo examines the representational and rhetorical strategies used by toy companies to produce dolls for African American girls, which emphasize self-love and a broadening of traditional beauty categories to overcome internalized racism, and compares these with the past production and marketing of Black dolls.

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