There’s Not Much Desi About Desi Dolls

A few weeks ago, we featured a story in our Friday links about the introduction of Muslim dolls in the U.K., created to teach Muslim children about Islam. Sounds like a great idea at first, until I saw what this picture of the dolls and realized the disturbing ¬†racial implications. The main problem comes in the name of these dolls. The dolls are called Desi Dolls. "Desi" is the term used to refer to anyone of South Asian descent¬†- Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, etc. Therefore, … [Read more...]


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