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White dolls aren’t just for white kids, and Black dolls aren’t just for Black kids; all children need some diversity represented in the toys they play with. Children of color often already have a wide variety of light-skinned toys because those are the most commonly available options. But chances are, if your child is white, the vast majority of their toys have a skin color representative of their own.

There’s also a good chance that white children are already surrounded by an abundance of white in their neighborhoods, their classrooms, their social circles, and in the media they consume. In addition to seeking out diverse friends, role models, and media, you should make an effort to diversify their toys, as well.

Okay; so you have somehow managed to survive raising little kids this year. Now it’s time for a well-deserved rest…