Until the 20th century, most black dolls were handmade. Knowles takes issue with those who might argue it's hypocritical to say black children should play with black dolls, but white children should play with dolls of other races.

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The explosion of online shopping has also been key, making it exponentially easier for parents to find what they're looking for. And it makes those products more profitable for the toy industry, which can now be confident the toys can reach the target consumers. Byrne is confident demand for diversity in toys will continue to grow, driving change in the companies. The experiment shows how many black children are trapped by low self-esteem.We envision a world free from discrimination, in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect.

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Children choosing between black and white doll reveals the self hate that some children have.

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The "doll test" is a psychological experiment designed in the 1940s in the USA to test the degree of marginalization felt by African...

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