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Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:45 AM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
lj450


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I saw this on the news last night, there were black, hispanic, and white dolls that all had a headband saying "lil monkey" and were packaged with a stuffed monkey. Someone cried racism because of the black doll and Costco removed the offensive dolls from their shelves.





Racism? I think not.


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Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:53 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
burnslikethesun


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over sensitivity or raw wounds.

Good to see ya. she finally let ya up for air huh?
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 8:10 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Always_Striving


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Is this racist? Yeah you bet it is..... LOL

An African American doll wearing a hat that says “Lil Monkey” on the front has been pulled off Costco shelves after people complained that it’s politically incorrect.

What does Politics have to do with it?



White Doll vs. Black Doll

Does the white doll come with these clothes and play toy?

Good topic lj
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:09 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Jankia


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Racism? I think not.
Neither do I.
Theres far more to be concerned about in this country then being racist about monkeys.
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:24 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Gallows_Humor


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it was..is..and always will be..


no matter how you try to spin it....

....(imho...)

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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:24 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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My father called me "little monkey" when I was little...

Damn....some kids are just called "little monkeys" by their parents/elders...because they're wild and mischievous, like monkeys. 0_o People get bent out of shape about so much these days.
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:28 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Gallows_Humor


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that was a fathers choice. ...not a company telling him that he should...


betting if I called you a little monkey.. he would have not liked it....
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:33 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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I don't think he would have cared, honestly...we had family friends who did.
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:42 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Gallows_Humor


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but....those are friends..

I would be a stranger to him.. really now.. this goes along with all ethnic slurs...

it is ok for Italians to call another Italian a dago...or guinea wop.. but if a wasp did it..it would be an insult.,..

come on LGQ..you know better....
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:50 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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You're right in that way, but do you think that the intent of this was racism?
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:56 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Gallows_Humor


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I don't have enough information have an opinion on that..

what I think is that it was done for the shock value... and to put this obscure?? company into the forefront...
I expect the black dolls to be reissued with a new (non racist/ non inflammatory name...).cap...
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:02 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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Aren't the white and hispanic dolls named "lil monkey" too? I think if they were going to name them all "lil monkey" then they should have all worn monkey caps and come with monkeys...in that i can agree that only the black doll being dressed like that and coming with that animal is a bit shocking...but otherwise i'm not willing to say that it was meant to be racist per se. I think people are getting bent out of shape about it.
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:02 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Gallows_Humor


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no....

http://www.feministe.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/white-baby.JPG
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:07 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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So the white baby isn't named "Lil Monkey"? Only the black baby is?
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Aug 19, 2009 @ 7:24 AM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
Always_Striving


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^ YES
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Aug 19, 2009 @ 11:23 AM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
lj450


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So the white baby isn't named "Lil Monkey"? Only the black baby is?

WRONG!!!


I saw the news story on Fox news, and it showed the exact same dolls (with the monkey and with the headband that said lil monkey) in HISPANIC, BLACK, and WHITE dolls.

I saw it.....with my own eyes......white doll.....lil monkey. The pretty panda is another doll altogether.

Watch this video, about halfway through, it will show you the white and hispanic lil monkey dolls....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOZf5wXlYe8
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Aug 19, 2009 @ 12:13 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
burnslikethesun


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the intent of a racial term with is "PORCH monkey", not "lil" monkey.

Reality check people. It is a doll of a child with a print hate reading lil monkey.
You go ahead now and enjoy your Ancha Mima pancake with he Miss Butterworth syrup. Two products thats been around for years and year that uses racial indents to sell its products. But I dont hear anyone b!tching about that.

This is what happens when you take nothing and make it into something.
Nice find Lj.


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Aug 19, 2009 @ 12:37 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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Yeah now that I see that they're all called Lil Monkey and they all come with monkeys, I honestly do not care. If someone wants to read too much into something then that's their prerogative.
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Aug 19, 2009 @ 12:41 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
burnslikethesun


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And mine to point my finger and laugh at them.
HEy lips, good to see ya come up for air.
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Aug 19, 2009 @ 12:46 PM The "Lil Monkey" dolls.....Racism?    
LipGlossQueen9


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