Slate’s parenting podcast on American Girl dolls for nonwhite children and more.

When Your Mixed-Race Daughter Wants a White Doll, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

When Your Mixed-Race Daughter Wants a White Doll, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
Oct. 5 2017 2:01 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Full Brony” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about what to do when your daughter wants a doll that doesn’t look like her.


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On this week’s episode, Represent’s Aisha Harris joins Carvell and Gabe to answer a question from a listener whose mixed-race daughter wants a blond-haired American Girl doll. Then the hosts take a question on how much money to leave their children. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Aisha steps up to represent the child-free perspective.

Discussed on the show: “The Making of an American Girl,” a Slate article by Aisha Harris.


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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.

Gabriel Roth is a Slate senior editor and the editorial director of Slate Plus.

Carvell Wallace is a father, writer, and podcaster in Oakland, California. He is a co-host of Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting and has bylines in the New Yorker, GQ, New York Times Magazine, and others. The complete first season of his podcast on race in America, Closer Than They Appear, is available now.