Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize at Target. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, “Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?” Sophia finally found her voice and said, “Yes, please!” The cashier replied, “But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.” I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, “Yes, she does. She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?” Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, “Oh, that’s nice.” This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren’t born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful. #itswhatsontheinsidethatcounts #allskinisbeautiful #teachlove #teachdiversity #thenextgenerationiswatching

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Brandi Benner rewarded her toddler Sophia, 2, for doing well with her potty training. Brandi promised Sophia she could pick out a special prize at a local retailer. Sophia selected a Black doll. Sophia’s choice didn’t rest well with the cashier at the register where Brandi and Sophia were checking out. Here’s what the cashier said:

Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize at Target. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, “Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?” Sophia finally found her voice and said, “Yes, please!” The cashier replied, “But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.” I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, “Yes, she does. She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?” Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, “Oh, that’s nice.” This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren’t born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful. #itswhatsontheinsidethatcounts#allskinisbeautiful #teachlove #teachdiversity#thenextgenerationiswatching

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  • Derrick Coleman

    I love everything about this. This gives me hope for society !!!

  • nosey rosy

    this is exactly why whites dont use the same day care center as blacks , and these children dont know that blacks have the same skin and eyes they have just different colors , black kids are the same way , they will pick a white doll believing white is preittier . this matter went to the supreme court in the 1940 a white lawyer did a study convienceing supreme court white black children needed to go to school with whites . and it passed . whites are delusional to even believe they somehow are better looking than us . anyway .. remember when all them black men were hung because they were accused of being friendly with white women . white women have been leaving white men in flocks headed to the black men . because of this sterio typing. white women have no problem dating black men .. only thing is the fear is real .. white men in their familys disown them. so they end up being with a black man. we are all humans anyone can love anyone …. period , , the white race is one miserable evil race of people … and if you notice white males are the culprit of most of this racist bs white men. they started the lynchings ,, they started the killing , and they are the ones tried to make white women seem goddess like . to the point of killing any black man who looks at one of them .
    this is the reason a lot of black dont like enteracial dating and marriages . not because of the white skin but more because of the sacrefice some have paid with their lives to just say hi to a white chick and they were hung from trees . blacks are not racist to that point , we are more afraid for our own

    • SrAgri

      Wow. There is a whole lot of racism in your post.

      You go from “we are all humans anyone can love anyone” in one sentence to “the white race is one miserable evil race of people” in the next sentence.

      You need some counseling for your racist hatred of white people.

  • TheDOTKU

    **Little girl looks up to her Mom with a sad face thinking ‘the woman is right’ and her Mom who just unloaded half the shopping cart on the belt seeing her distress says “Go ahead and run and pick out a different doll” and the girl bolts forgetting the doll she had been cradling and gently cooing at like a fragile new baby as she swings by it’s ankles like some sort of counterweight to increase her speed… she goes out of sight for a few moments, taking a little longer than she should her Mother almost says to the cashier that she’ll have to go and get her when the girl can suddenly be seen running back around the display, both adults look down curious and in of anticipation of what adorable doll face she picked out… she picked out a purple skinned Monster High doll with a pet snake and what looks like fangs on her platform boots! Mom looks to the shocked cashier feeling quite satisfied. ** ~The End~ *If I could write and proofread and actually see all my typos! ;D *

    • TheDOTKU

      I hadn’t read the story and the part about the doll being a Doctor, I just read the beginning and was thinking *If kids could actually choose their own toys…* 😉

  • Haden

    “She, of course, picked out a new doll.” Sexist parents point out racist cashier. Cute.

    • SrAgri

      I don’t think that comment was about her being a girl, but about her own, individual personality. It’s hard to say without more context.

  • Lawrence Fearon

    I’m so proud of Sophia and Mom. This world is changing and it can’t be reversed. Such an honor mom shared on Instagram for a beautiful teaching moment that the purity of a child’s heart will defeat evil.

  • Had Enough

    smdh………Libtards.