Barbie in India: a skin color debate, a poignant poem, baked in a cake

NPR | August 2, 2023

“Indian kids gravitated toward the white-skinned Barbie instead of the brown-skinned one because light-skinned women were considered more beautiful in India and an automatic choice,” says Elsa Marie D Silva, a 2015 New Voices Fellow, in NPR’s latest piece on the complicated legacy of Barbie, its dream and disappointments, in India.


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