“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything,” wrote Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, in a news release.
Well, When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “COME HERE, MUM, EVERYBODY, COME QUICK, COME QUICK, There’s a black lady on the television and she ain’t no maid!” I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be. — Whoopi Goldberg
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