A quaint domesticity for white girls vs. a life of service for girls of color

The quality of the photos is not excellent because there wasn’t good light at this particular isle in the toy store and because I was in a hurry. Here two sectors of the “girl toys” aisle.

Two little white girls, happy, in what I’d call “A quaint domesticity” retablo. Little ice-cream cones in pastel colors; a pink pie, mini hamburgers, a pink “sweeping set”. A cutified housewife aspiration. I’d say this looks like a kiddie “Pinterest board” of aspirational middle class.

Then, the girl of color. Alone, no need for her to be in happy, shared friendship. No need to include cute versions of the items on display: a supermarket check out line, a cash register and not one but two versions of industrial type cleaning trolleys.

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