Target Employee Questions A Young White Girl For Choosing A Black Baby Doll

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This is disgusting and inspiring at the same time!

Brandi Benner promised her precious daughter, Sophia, a “prize” for being fully potty-trained — and after excitedly choosing her new baby doll, the little girl was met with questions from a Target employee.

Why, you might ask?

Apparently it’s a CRAZY notion that Sophia, a white toddler, would want a doll of a black doctor. Sigh.

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According to Benner’s Instagram, here’s what went down:

“Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize at Target. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, “Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?” Sophia finally found her voice and said, ‘Yes, please!’ The cashier replied, ‘But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.’ I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, ‘Yes, she does. She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?’ Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’ This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren’t born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful. #itswhatsontheinsidethatcounts#allskinisbeautiful #teachlove#teachdiversity#thenextgenerationiswatching”

We love Sophia’s amazing response! And we love parents like Brandi!

Love wins every time, y’all!!!

[Image via Instagram.]

Apr 5, 2017 1:41am PDT

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