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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hope for Desegregation in Princess Napkins


Fancie Latour of Caramels on Maple Street and Boston Globe's The Hyphenated Life brought this to my attention during her interview on Mixed Chicks Chat when she told how Tiana napkins (included in a mixed set of princess napkins) were placed to the side at a certain "princess party on steroids."  

I'm not one to buy napkins (or mouse pads) with pictures on them because I don't want to ruin
the picture. Regardless, my point here is that companies are still segregating when manufacturing princess napkins, and band-aids.

Do companies think that children's birthday parties have only one 'race' of children attending? Do companies think that children are prejudice against certain princesses and will only want the princess napkins if they are separated by phenotype?

The U.S. already has massive housing segregation. It's absurd to perpetuate segregation to children via napkins and band-aids.





Look what I found! There's hope.
There needs to be napkins with the birthday girl's 
phenotype at the front and center of the napkin.








I don't like the confident "all knowing" vs. 
docile juxtaposition here. 

Where are the Mulan napkins?

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The Mulan and Pocahontas dolls are not included is this set from Target. 

From Target, Missing Mulan