How Ethnic Dolls Impact Children’s Self-Esteem

The need for dolls that depict ethnic or multicultural features is essential in today’s society.  Earlier this year, The Census Bureau released estimates on the U.S. population’s growth in 2011, finding that racial and ethnic minorities made up more than half of all children born in the country, totaling 50.4%.  With this kind of statistic, one would think there would be more products specifically catering to these demographics, but that is not the case.  Don’t’ get me wrong, there are products (more…)

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The Making of a Self-Esteem Entrepreneur

Growing in a rural area, I didn’t see many items that featured someone like me. Only on hair care products, did I see girls and women that had similar facial features and hair textures like me. There definitely weren’t any black dolls that I could play with; all I had was Barbie and Ken. I do remember when the baby-version of the Cabbage Patch Kid came out; unfortunately, I was in my teens and had grown past the doll stage. (more…)

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