American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  4 months ago  •  5 comments

By:   One Sandbox

American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment
Responding to an increase in anti-Asian sentiment, American Girl has created a Chinese American doll to be its 2022 "Girl of the Year," to try to teach children to stand against racism.The doll, named Corinne Tan, is 18 inches tall and comes with an interesting back story: She is a powerhouse skie

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American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment


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Responding to an increase in anti-Asian sentiment, American Girl has created a Chinese American doll to be its 2022 "Girl of the Year," to try to teach children to stand against racism.

The doll, named Corinne Tan, is 18 inches tall and comes with an interesting back story: She is a powerhouse skier from Aspen, Colo., who is building the courage to respond to "xenophobic comments," the company said in a statement last week.

Corinne's story may be fiction, but the comments are not. Violence against Asian Americans has swelled during the pandemic, largely perpetrated by those who tied the coronavirus to China.

That is why many Asian Americans have hailed Corinne as an important — and, perhaps, overdue — step by American Girl to teach children about anti-Asian racism.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 months ago

Political correctness or the right thing to do ? 

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 months ago

Yes.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2  Perrie Halpern R.A.    4 months ago

They always had an Asain doll, so I am not so sure what is different?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2    4 months ago

I dont know a thing about it, but the stories say they named this one American Girl doll of the year in order to call attention to anti-asian sentiment in the public these covid days. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1.1  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    4 months ago
these covid days. 

"Covid"?

Don't you mean the Kung Flu?

AKA The Chinese Virus?

Violent attacks on Chinese Americans-- particularly older folks--, have been rapidly increasing lately-- but so far no one has figured out why.

/sarc

 
 

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