Why is it that little white girls love buying up all of the black dolls? Even around christmas time I will carts filled with black dolls accompanied by white little girls and their parnts. Yet, mixed race children and hispanics seem to always opt for white dolls. I remember when American girl launched their first black doll, Abby. They sent me a video tape promo in the mail. It was my first piece of mail as a little and I was so excited to feel like a grown up. Then I played the tape and discovered Abby was a slave. All I could think was but all of my other dolls are free. smh. I made my father buy me my Abby doll along with all of her books. And her homemade icecream maker. I still have my Abby doll; no scratches no missing pieces. When my kid sister turned 7 my parents threw her a birthday party at American Girl and all of the Abby dolls were sold out. Last 3 all went into white hands. My sister against my father's will received her first white doll. My father asked her why she wanted a white doll and she said b/c everyone else had a doll, but the birthday girl. My parents kicked out $100 for this white doll just to make my sister happy. But, I'll never forget my dad saying he ought to snatch one of those Abby dolls from one of those little white girls. And that they only wanted her because they wanted to be like their grandfathers and own a slave. He was joking, but I knew he said it half jokingly. So why is it that little whites girls ask their parents for black dolls and it doesn't seem to destroy their self esteem as it does to us? What do these little girls get out of owning black dolls?