A California woman is rightfully angry after finding a slave doll included as part of a pirate ship set given to her son as a birthday present.
Ida Lockett of Sacramento says she was initially unaware of the toys’ details when her son first received it as a gift on his birthday, but was disturbed with her findings upon further inspection of the doll which came with the set.
The brown-skinned doll is dressed in a yellow shirt, brown “tattered” pants and no shoes. Ida told CBS News that the toy came with instructions to shackle the “slave” doll, which she found to be outwardly racist.
“You cannot have this specific accessory and call it anything else,” she said. “The fact that you can Google it, look it up, say what it is—it’s a slave collar.”
“It’s definitely racist,” she said. “It told my son to put a slave cuff around the black character’s neck, and then to play with the toy.”
The local Sacramento NAACP president has since spoken out about the toy, insisting that it needs to be removed from shelves. We couldn’t agree more.
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