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Girl, 2, defends her choice of doll to cashier
« on: April 04, 2017, 05:45:14 AM »
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When 2-year-old Sophia was told she could pick out a prize for finishing her potty training, she knew just what she wanted.

She and her mother, Brandi Benner, visited a Target near their South Carolina home, where Sophia spent 20 minutes looking at all the dolls in the toy aisle.

"She kept going back to the doctor doll, because in her mind, she is already a doctor," Benner said. "She loves giving checkups, and if you come in the house, she'll tell you that's the first thing you need."

Sophia and her doll give other dolls "checkups."

Sophia, who will be 3 in July, was so excited by her choice that she wouldn't let go of her new doll until they reached the register to check out.

Did we mention that the doll is black and Sophia is white?

The issue came up right away, when a store cashier asked Sophia: Wouldn't she rather have a doll that looked like her?

According to her mother, Sophia had a ready answer.

"She does (look like me)!" the toddler responded. "She's a doctor; I'm a doctor. She is a pretty girl; I am a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? See her stethoscope?"
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Re: Girl, 2, defends her choice of doll to cashier
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 07:40:38 AM »
 :clap:..........what a beautiful story.

And how pathetic is it that a two year baby had to school an ignorant adult cashier on prejudice. Big props to mom's attitude as well.

How much y'all wanna bet that before this encounter with the child, this stupid cashier would probably swear that she's not racist/bigoted? How much y'all wanna bet that even AFTER the encounter she likely would STILL claim to be free of racial bias.   :no:

This lil toddler gives me hope about future generations in this country.

Jesus REALLY DOES love the children of the world. ❤

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Re: Girl, 2, defends her choice of doll to cashier
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 08:01:17 AM »
What a Clapback  :lol: :clap:
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Re: Girl, 2, defends her choice of doll to cashier
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 08:33:47 AM »
Betcha her favorite Disney show is Doc McStuffins.

 

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Re: Girl, 2, defends her choice of doll to cashier
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 09:50:05 AM »
Betcha her favorite Disney show is Doc McStuffins.


Yep, mom direct quote" Benner credits the TV cartoon "Doc McStuffins" with teaching Sophia the word "stethoscope." But she credits Sophia for knowing what is important: The doll's skin tone didn't matter. To Sophia, she and the doll share the same aspirations"
"I do not follow trails of candy. I am the candy

 

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