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Watching These Latino Kids Pick Between Light and Dark Dolls will Break Your Heart

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From the Oscars to work and school, race has always been an issue – sadly, even with little ones. In this video, toddlers were asked to pick between light and dark-skinned dolls and explain which was good and bad. Their responses might provoke a few tears.

You’ve might’ve seen the videos of black children choosing white dolls as “good” dolls.

Which Doll Do You Like Best
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And of white children choosing black drawing as “bad” kids. All because of skin color.

Bad Child
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But have you seen the video of Mexican children choosing between two dolls that don’t align with their own race?

Which Do You Like More
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This little girl answered questions like which doll she thinks is best.

Even Latino children are inherently choosing the white doll as better.

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And she really lays it out by saying the white race is pretty.

READ: @blaxicansofla Gets an Intimate Portrayal of What It’s Like Growing Up Black & Mexican

Or this little boy who already thinks that black skin is ugly.

Ugly Doll
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This is heartbreaking.

What do they think of the black doll? That it is automatically bad…

Bad Doll
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Even when the boy is asked to clarify he says it is all about the skin tone.

Some of the children don’t even know why they think that the black doll is bad. They just know that.

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Clearly, racism is still a problem within Latino. And it’s so heartbreaking.

READ: Chicano 2.0: Black Lotus Rosie

So, what doll do they think they look the most like? The white doll.

Which Looks Like You
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Maybe because they want to be “good” or could it be because they know that the rest of society already thinks that darker skin is “bad” skin?

And it looks like they will desperately point out ANYTHING that makes them look like the white doll.

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A little cringe-worthy, right?

But there was one little girl in the group who proves that judging someone’s race it not inherent.

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We need more people to raise children like this. ✊

Watch the full video below:

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Poof! There Goes Poopó

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Poof! There Goes Poopó

Lake Poopó, is was the second largest lake in Bolivia, and it’s as good as gone. With its demise, hundreds of families have lost their way of life, thousands of fish have died and 75 types of birds have left the region.

Wait? Haven’t we seen this before here and here?

And yes, climate change was a factor on the now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t disappearing act, but it wan’t the only one. Aside from rising temperatures melted the glaciers that poured water into the lake, there are 100 mines that have been diverting water from the lake’s tributaries since 1982. What’s worse is that these mines have also contaminated what’s left of the lake with lead and cadmium causing the death of thousands of fish.

READ: A Teenager from Bolivia Created a Real-Life Wall-E and It’s Just the Beginning

Many have blamed the government for not doing enough to preserve the lake in time, but that’s because the president, Evo Morales, remembers it drying up and coming back again, “My father told me about crossing the lake on a bicycle once when it dried up.”

Although the government has requested $141 million to treat the lake, Milton Pérez, a researcher at Universidad Técnica says, “I don’t think we’ll be seeing the azure mirror of Poopó again. I think we’ve lost it.”

Learn more about what’s happening with Lake Poopó from The New York Times here.

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