Why You So Racist, Wal-Mart? [Pic]

Submitted by: denhoop 7 years ago in Weird

Hmm, there are some very strange price points afoot at the local Wal-Mart. We call racism.
There are 81 comments:
Male 294
Meh, that`s just because people tend to buy dolls of similar ethnicity to their children, and children prefer that. Probably just a lot of white kids in that area.
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Female 204
That is too funny....
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Female 127
no.
its the dress color :)
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Male 1,403
yeah what kyhole said. kids are racist bastards.
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Female 193
They give you a discount because it`s easier to brush the white one`s hair?
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Female 18
Fun Fact: In places where there aren`t many/any black people, black dolls don`t sell well and they`re hard as hell to find.
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Female 59
even with the lowered price the black dolls arnt selling
it might be the dress colour though!
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Female 1,181
the discount is cause you have to buy the weave accessory.
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Male 74
supply and demand. kids are more likely to choose a white doll over a black one. It has been proved. so wal-mart isn`t racist, children are :)
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Female 2,352
Meh that is not really racist. .
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Male 3,668
I see no racism here. After all, they are in the SAME aisle. ;)
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Female 1,893
thats messed up
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Female 3,726
There are some drated up comments on this post...and you know who I`m talking about! WOW...
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Male 5,189
*Walks away*
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Male 2
Yeah Walmart, why you so racist??? Always taking advantage of the white man and charging him more to bring him down.
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Male 45
Anyone here walked down the hallway of a typical highschool lately?
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Male 12,138
Let`s add in "Nicaraguan Asylum-Seeker" while we`re at it.
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Male 8,300
> davymid
> Lesbian. You forgot lesbian

That`s discriminatory.

(Amendment: insert "BISEXUAL CHRISTOMUSLIM JEW" into Press Release)

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Female 1,112
No Davy think bigger... hermaphrodite barbie. Throw a donkey in as her new "pet" and we might have a money maker.
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Male 12,138
[quote]As a result of recent claims of racism, Mattel, makers of Barbie, are pleased to announce new...

POLKA-DOT DEAF DUMB BLIND SHORT BALD FAT JEWISH POLISH MIDGET RETARDED WAR-VETERAN HOMELESS BIRTHMARKED GINGER BARBIE[/quote]

Lesbian. You forgot lesbian.

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Female 87
Ha! I bought my daughter the white one today.
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Male 132
"when given a choice between a white doll and a black doll, even a black girl is more likely to choose the white doll."

Yeah, like 50 years ago. Have they done a recent study that reconfirms this?

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Female 1,112
Lionhart- The Christian who don`t put up with your crap.
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Female 529
Pink is prettier.
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Male 8,300
----- OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE -----

As a result of recent claims of racism, Mattel, makers of Barbie, are pleased to announce new...

POLKA-DOT DEAF DUMB BLIND SHORT BALD FAT JEWISH POLISH MIDGET RETARDED WAR-VETERAN HOMELESS BIRTHMARKED GINGER BARBIE

...so STFU already!

Sincerely,
The Mattel Marketing Team

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Female 131
when given a choice between a white doll and a black doll, even a black girl is more likely to choose the white doll.
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Female 735
james20:

i highly respect you for admidting it.

i am too.

guys;

if you believe that racism can be in even things this insignificant, than you are probably racist too, somehow.

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Male 516
"I think it`s more racist that the white family has to pay more."

I find it racist that you assume that "the white family" will necessarily buy the white doll.

;P

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Male 2,748
wow... thats just hilarious
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Male 153
I am a racist!
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Male 208
One time I was buying some fake gifts for one of my friends at Albertson`s and there were two knock-off dolls. The white ones said "Doll". The black ones said "Black Doll". I laughed immensely.
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Female 741
lol I think it`s more racist that the white family has to pay more.
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Female 295
lol xD that`s because black girls hate barbie
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Male 1,557
Nah, it`ll be based on sales. The black ones mustn`t sell as well, so they`ve marked them down.
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Male 2,690
Lol`d
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Female 4,028
I`m upset that Asians are not represented in this photo.
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Female 1,112
MzThik... Your point is vague... Your grammar is terrible. But I love that you actually typed "Its happen at my Walmart". Even if you meant "This happened at my walmart" or "It happened at my walmart" I will forever call American Walmarts MzThiks Walmart.
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Male 25,416
ha ha ha , mo many lolz!
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Male 2,148
MzThikG: Slavery ended in 1865. There is currently one woman collecting a Civil War pension because when she was 16, she married a 92-year-old Civil War vet. This happened in the 1930`s. There is nobody alive from slavery days.
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Female 80
IDK how it is in your areas but around here, the only ppl makin a big deal outta racism is the white people. And I mean african-american racism. My black friends and their family and black friends dont give a hell that walmart sells black barbies cheaper (Its happen at my walmart). Racism exists but its not gonna go away just cuz your against it.

theres still ppl from slavery days who miss those days and raised their families to be like that... and then lets not forget all the rednecks. Not the rebels but the rednecks that every other word is the N word, even if comparing a drink to another drink.

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Male 2,199
im offended... where the hell is native american barbie?
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Female 1,112
That`s true. White Barbies can`t jump.
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Male 12,138
[quote]I`m assuming that the white Barbies were selling more than the black Barbies, which is why they put the black Barbies on sale. (Seeing as how they`re exactly the same[/quote]

Not true. The black Barbies have more rhythm and are better at sports.

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Female 673
I`m assuming that the white Barbies were selling more than the black Barbies, which is why they put the black Barbies on sale. (Seeing as how they`re exactly the same, except for the skin, outfit, and hair colors.) That would make the consumers at Wal*Mart racist, not Wal*Mart. :P
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Female 1,112
"hearing people talk about racism makes me sad for humanity"

What? Seriously? Ignoring that it exists is better? I think ignoring that race exists is stupid Ie. we are all the same blah blah. Well, no we`re not, I am pale and have blue eyes and of hairy german decent. You probably aren`t. But we should talk about race in the context of whether or not prejudice ok, which it generally isn`t.

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Male 2,591
supply and demand are what drives the prices of these things.. in another city the other one could be the more expensive one.
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Female 236
@flashpacker
the correct term is "african american"
not "black"
u racist XD hahaha

I don`t know any black people who want to be called African American. What would that make my black husband who is native from the Bahamas? An African Bahamian American? that`s stupid.

If there are people who want to be called African American, more power to them, but black is not a derogatory term any more then white is.

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Male 689
also, i don`t think this qualifies as racism, just a variety of economic factors resulting in price differences in different products. BOOM
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Male 689
as much as i can`t stand racism, hearing people talk about racism makes me sad for humanity.

especially stupid(most) people

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Female 1,112
Alas seedevil, African American is racist because it assumes all black people are of African decent. Black is more acceptable tsk tsk.
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Male 75
@flashpacker
the correct term is "african american"
not "black"
u racist XD hahaha
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Female 3,574
eh I hate the "let`s pretend there is no such thing as racism" solution to racism.
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Female 1,112
Now since I have a somewhat relevant story I want IAB to weigh in.

I`m a student nurse, and today I was regaling my fellow students and instructor with the story of that black guy who`s face wasn`t recognized by the camera posted on IAB a while back. There was a black nurse in the room, and what I exactly said was, "It wouldn`t recognize the black guys face, he was quite dark." and my instructor gave me the quiet down sort of motion with the shifty eyes in the black lady`s direction. then afterwords she told me to be careful.

Was anything I did offensive? I don`t think so. I was once told by an instructor that we shouldn`t recognize race, but as this demonstrates sometimes it`s relevant. Just like, with a Black person I might suspect diseases that are more common to their race, or any race for that matter. What do you guys think?

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Male 5,194
White dolls outsell black dolls, girl dolls outsell boy dolls, slender fashion dolls outsell heavier fashion dolls, blonde dolls outsell brunette dolls.
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Male 57
OMG, its funny.. Laugh, quit being so serious... Your contridicting yourself Flashpacker by saying its "how serious" then say "sick and tired of oversensitive people".. Your retarded.
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Male 45
"Oh I get it, its cause the 3/5.93 compromise"
Win ahahah
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Female 92
I lol`d.
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Male 332
Oh I get it, its cause the 3/5.93 compromise
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Male 535
There is actually a reason for this.

Because of media influence, black children prefer white dolls. There actually was a study done about it. I don`t remember the link to the study, but I learned about it in one of my anthropology classes.

So, walmart isn`t being racist, dark skinned barbie dolls just don`t sell as well as the white skinned ones.

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Male 707
I just want to point out how serious it is to call someone/thing racist, actually it is as serious as calling someone a thief.
so be careful when you use the R-word, dont throw it out for nothing.
im truly sick and tired of oversensitive people. cant we all just be friends now.
like, if i end up in a argument with a black guy after some time he might call me a racist and `whoop my ass`, there should be a word for people that throw out the r-word without even thinking about how serious it is.
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Male 374
It could equally be a sign that Wal-Mart is *not* racist -- Wall-Mart incorrectly anticipated that the black doll would be wildly popular and so ordered more than it could sell.
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Female 434
Madest you`re a phallic symbol
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Female 30
So...idk what to write but....um...yea
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Male 7,378
Thanks Janus,
If it weren`t for you I`d not recognize sarcasm!

videogamer is clearly racist and he`s a disgrace to all videogamers. No sarcasm added. Call `em as you see `em.

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Male 57
The black doll is just on sale.. the tag shows they are both regularly the same price. Maybe its walmarts way of celebrating black history month?
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Male 1,678
its cheaper so u can use the extra cash to replace the little toy tv she`s gonna steal from ur daughters dollhouse :)
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Male 294
@madest:

Sarcasm:
1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain

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Female 434
Is it Walmart`s fault that, that particular doll doesn`t sell as well? More like "Why you so racist Walmart consumer?"
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Female 14
Well at least they didn`t disgrace us Latinas in the dollar bin again.
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Male 243
"its true though, black girls are alot cheaper than white girls."

Whammy

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Male 121
omg wow! some people!
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Male 7,378
"But I don`t like black people! They caused the depression!"
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Wow. Doesn`t sound like that came from the mind of a child. Sounds like it came from David Duke. Please explain how blacks caused the depression racist.
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Male 440
lol
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Male 7,839
its true though, black girls are alot cheaper than white girls.
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Male 113
LOL nice one hw!
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Male 3,014
"But Mommy, I want the white one!"

"Shut up you little brat. The black one`s cheaper."

"But I don`t like black people! They caused the depression!"

"Listen you little f*cker, Mommy needs her daily pack of cigarettes and she can`t afford them if she f*cking spoils you all the time."

"But-"

"Look, if you don`t wanna sleep outside the trailer tonight, go harass that <n-word> over there."

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Male 1,929
More blacks for your buck.
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Female 2,509
This was in honor of Black History Month.

bwahahahahahaa

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Male 490
Good lord, that`s even worse than the 3/5 compromise.
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Female 9,584
Well, white people were always more expencive.
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Male 1
Link: Why You So Racist, Wal-Mart? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Hmm, there are some very strange price points afoot at the local Wal-Mart. We call racism.
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