Monday, January 17, 2011

Presto Chango!: Princess Presto, and the racial implications of "dollification"(?)

In follow up to today's discussion of dolls and race, you may want to check out this recent post on Sociological Images which addresses the apparent "whitewashing" of a PBS cartoon character. I've copied/pasted a couple of the images examined below - but do visit the original article (and the Science Blogs post discussed therein) for a more complete picture of the story, arguments and critiques involved.
©PBS - Princess Presto from SuperWhy!, via Sociological Images

Princess Presto plush, via Sociological Images

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