Valuable Racism Lesson From A 2-Year-Old Girl In A Toy Shop


A mother decided to give her daughter a prize as a potty training gift but when the little girl chose a black doll, something that Brandi and her daughter hadn’t thought much about happened. The cashier said to Sophia, “Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?” When the little girl said yes, the cashier continued by saying, “But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.” Before Brandi could intervene, however, Sophia shut down the cashier with the best response ever. Let's see what went down according to Boredpanda.


Sophia Benner, from South Carolina, is two years old. When she grows up she wants to be a doctor.

So when her mom, Brandi, recently took her shopping at Target for a potty training gift, it came as no surprise that Sophia chose a doctor doll.

What DID come as a surprise, however, was the cashier’s reaction to the doll she picked out.

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,'' said the mother.


''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.''

Sophia gave a very good lesson with her big heart!

Her mother, Brandi, who shared this story on social media, was very happy with the comments she received.

''I love how kids don't see color. This is my 6 year old and her twin dolls.''

''As an African American women and teacher I'm in tears...''

''This is my favorite story of the year...''

Bravo 2-year-old Sophia! We're sure you'll always be this innocent!
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