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One of My Idols Was a Barbie Doll: The Others Were Black

Growing up in So Cal in the 60s and 70s

First, I’m the author of the good Barbie poem. The funny one any little girl can read and enjoy, not the ugly, sick one written by the famous poet who obviously never operated on her Barbie. Second, if there had been a Black Barbie option when I was a kid, I would have wanted the doll.

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