Barely potty-trained Sophia Brenner gives lesson in racial harmony to saleswoman who “wondered why she wanted a doll that didn’t look like her”

April 5, 2017

Society/Living, USA

 Little Girl Has Perfect Answer for Woman Who Wondered Why She Wanted a Doll That Didn’t Look Like Her

Jihan Forbes Mon, Apr 3 2017
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Sophia Benner, a little girl enjoying her new doll. (Photo: Facebook)

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?’”

Brandi Benner

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017. 12:58 p.m. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “Barely potty-trained Sophia Brenner gives lesson in racial harmony to saleswoman who “wondered why she wanted a doll that didn’t look like her””

  1. emotan77 Says:


    Dear Tola, thank you for the doll decision and choice story.

    The poor cashier paid the price for dogooding . it is the old power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely so entered history of diplomacy by the noble English Lord??

    The all-powerful Caucasian filled the tabula rasa of the human mind but especially that of the African with whatever suited its purpose. The African, weak on all fronts of a violence-driven world, not only buys the Caucasian understanding of the world but carries it like a sandwich board on a human billboard.

    The Caucasian shrimpink skin becomes WHITE. For a reality check look at a Caucasian wearing a WHITE SHIRT. This same Caucasian describes the Chinese as YELLOW and the African, BLACK. By the way I am still to hear a Chinese use this “yellow peril “coating to selfie. The African on the contrary says black, the colour of death, dirt, horror and failure ( black sheep/black smoke out of the Vatican when the college hasn’t found a Pope, is beautiful .The dressage is that Africans are a people of colour … Isn’t white/pink a colour?

    Our poor white/coloured sweet little shopper carries a tabula of unpolluted mind; so she is, as they say, still COLOUR BLIND.

    Very soon most likely – though with such parents, she may escape America’s poison – from Day One in school, she will start learning, feeling, colliding with the power, the absolute power that corrupted and continues to poison the WENA world, especially the USA where in the 21st Century, the plea is still being hauntingly registered, that African, forgive me, that BLACK LIVES MATTER!

    The mother almost commendably failing to prepare her child for the corrupt world created by her race deserves praise and her child, growing in the same nurturing environment, may grow to reject LEARNING racism. Many like these – parents and children – are the only hope for the cleansing that the USA needs from its Original sin.

    It is ennobling and heart-warming to see and hear high-mindedness in the remarks and philosophy of the mother as defeat for the cashier because she, the mother, is the HERO of the sketch.




    • emotan77 Says:


      How very correct from an experienced and wise older mind! Racism is TAUGHT by parents and institutions, especially in the USA where the “original sin” is being fully resurrected in the Age of The Real Yellow Peril.

      As for the African, he/she seems resigned to his status of “Wretched of The Earth” which may change one day but definitely not in your time or mine, either.

      My regards, as always,



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