Walmart says black Barbie only worth half as much as white Barbie

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/black-barbie-sold-white-barbie-walmart-store/story?id=10045008

    Long story, with a pic on page 2.

    "The Theresa dolls, which feature brown skin and dark hair, are marked as being on sale at $3.00. The Barbies to the right of the Theresa dolls, meanwhile, retain their original price of $5.93. The dolls look identical aside from their color.

    Editors at Guanabee.com said the person responsible for the photo told the Web site that it was taken at a Louisiana Walmart store. The person did not return e-mails from ABCNews.com.

    A Walmart spokeswoman, who could not verify the exact store shown in the photo, said that the price change on the Theresa doll was part of the chain's efforts to clear shelf space for its new spring inventory. "
     
  2. RenegadeGlocker

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    They are wrong. it is 3/5 not 1/2.
     

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    Basically, people are blaming Walmart for discounting a black doll that doesn't sell as well as the white doll.

    As if it was Walmart's fault.
    As if Walmart was saying black girls are only worth half as much as white girls.
    As if Walmart wasn't just trying to get crap off their shelves to make room for more crap to make money from.

    Very funny, this PC stuff:rofl:
     
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    You can't expect these people to be able to do basic math
     
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    Yup, PC at it's best. :whistling:
     
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    Must be the store's reflection of the "real" street market value. :dunno:
     
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    I guess supply and demand is a racist thing now. :whistling:
     
  8. RenegadeGlocker

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    Whatever they did would be wrong. Price it 2x to make it appear more valuable, they would complain you are keeping it out of the hands of low income families.

    As you point out, this is all about sales and moving product off the shelves.
     
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    Me no understand.

    3 is about 1/2 of 5.93 isn't it?

    3 plus tax is probably, hypothetically, exactly 1/2 of 5.93 plus tax.

    What me miss?

    Or was that an old voting/counting thing, about the value of blacks versus whites back in the olden days? If so, now I get the joke.
     
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  10. RenegadeGlocker

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    Yes, I was making light of the US Constitution stating "other people" were 3/5s, given the way you worded it - Walmart says black Barbie only worth half as much as white Barbie
     
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    ...there ya go.

    The three-fifths thing was the first thing I thought of when I read the thread title.
     
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    In the larger scheme of things I see nothing worth getting one's panties in a wad over unless it's their issue to stir up flies on a cow pie.:upeyes:
     
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    omg, i hated history in school but i was :rofl: when i saw the 3/5 compromise line...
     
  14. RenegadeGlocker

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    I just searched a couple other forums, and it seems that is like the first response in each.
     
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    Americans of Affrican decent make up what 12-20 percent of the population..

    so they make up that percentage in buying products...

    think about it.
     
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    Total non-issue.
     
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    If supply and demand allowed Walmart to sell tham @ $12 each, they would.

    Amazing how far people will go in an effort to create something to complain about.
     
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    I wonder... was anyone other than news agencies upset or complaining about this? I'm in the library right now, and had three of my friends (black) read the news story and each basically say something to the effect of "That's ******* stupid."

    Talk about a stretch! Quick, everyone! Hurry and change the color of your font. Those black letters being completely surrounded by the oppressive white background is going to get everyone in trouble here in a minute!
     
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    This post is worth twice as much as yours is.
     
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