Barbie goes full WOKE with a video teaching young kids about white privilege and BLM protests and I have some thoughts
· · Oct 12, 2020 · NottheBee.com

In recent years, the iconic Barbie brand has been fighting the criticisms of the Woke crowd, trying desperately to feed the increasing demands of the Woke Monster by making the doll line more overtly diverse and over-the-top feminist.

Today, Barbie decided to take another step toward #Progress by preaching to our kids about White Privilege and the importance of the BLM movement. 😬

In the new video uploaded to the widely popular Barbie YouTube channel (with 9.7 million subscribers, chances are plenty of your kids are followers), Barbie and her black friend Nikki openly praise the BLM protests and teach your kids that there are different categories they belong to based on the color of their skin. It's unbelievable:

"There is a huge movement going on," says Barbie in a veiled reference to BLM. "Millions of people across the world are standing up to fight against racism, and they're doing this because too often and for such a long time, people have been treated unfairly, and in some cases even hurt by others, because of the color of their skin."

Barbie is careful to avoid too many specific terms here, not wading into the weeds of "systemic injustice," "defund the police," "Critical Race Theory," and "White Privilege," instead keeping it simple as she downloads the framework of these ideas into your children's minds.

Nikki goes on to give an example of how she, as a black doll, was stopped by evil security officers (presumably also dolls), while minding her own business on the beach.

"Barbie and I had a sticker-selling contest on the beach last month," the doll says. "We split up and went our separate directions to see who could sell the most. While I was on the boardwalk, beach security stopped me three times. The security officer thought I was doing something bad, even though I was doing exactly the same thing that you were doing."

Nikki also shares how a teacher – a white, cisgendered male doll, if I had to guess – discriminated against her after a French exam, believing she "got lucky" on the test because of the color of her skin. Nikki sadly shares her realization that the system was rigged against her, and that she would always be a victim, leading her to not join the French club.

"I don't want to have to constantly prove and re-prove myself," she says.

Of course, this evil, white, cisgendered teacher didn't discriminate against Barbie. Nikki goes on to say these things happened because she is black.

The message is clear: kids, things only work based on the color of your skin, not on your merits, or hard work, or the content of your character. No matter how hard you try, the game is rigged. This, of course, is one of the central premises of Critical Race Theory's division of society into Oppressed and Oppressor, as well as Robin DeAngelo's profoundly disgusting book "White Fragility."

Like a Critical Race Theory "training" session where people of color share their experiences with racism, Barbie then brings these stories home with a message to your kids that they should check their privilege.

"They don't make those assumptions about white people like me," she says. "Because that means that white people get an advantage that they didn't earn, and black people get a disadvantage they don't deserve."

Ah, nothing like having my young girls think about how horrible they are because of their white skin while they play with their dolls! As they help Barbie clean her dollhouse, they can mull over how white people are inherently racist! Perhaps their dolls can have a tea party and discuss how the United States is a white supremacist nation designed specifically and intentionally to be discriminatory and exploitative toward minorities!

What a joke.

Nikki finishes with an affirmation of the "mostly-peaceful" protests taking place on the streets of America.

"That's exactly why people are marching," she says, "Because when enough of us stand together, people pay attention."

On social media, the Woke crowd immediately praised the video, racking up millions of view on Twitter alone.

Racism does exist, and it's good for our children to learn about it and the history of it. It's equally important for us to model what it means to stand against true oppression and injustice. Those lessons, however, do not need to come from a doll, especially when that doll is throwing in fallacies about racial privileges, victimhood vs. meritocracy, Marxist movements, and police discrimination.

"Barbie is championing gender equality to help close the racial injustice barrier girls face through the Dream Gap and this is one way the brand is addressing it," said parent company Mattel. "The goal of the episode is to help girls to understand that there is a huge movement going on in the fight against racism, why people are marching together and the importance of reading and learning more about Black history."

Congrats, Barbie. You made the Woke Monster happy today, but just remember, you're still a cisgendered white woman with a white boyfriend and a mansion. The Woke Monster will be hungry again tomorrow.

Also, for the millions of parents like me with young daughters, let me be the first to say I'll be shopping elsewhere for Christmas this year. I want my girls to have role models who inspire them to dream big, love others, and follow God. The last thing I want them to do is to grow up believing they are irredeemable pieces of garbage because of their skin – either black or white – and believe the only solution to our problems are Marxist movements meant to destroy their faith, family, and nation.

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