Mattel recently released a Game Developer Barbie in efforts to break gender stereotypes in the STEM industry; but one thing the toy company failed to do was feature the doll in different ethnicities. The only available option was a White doll with red hair. After noticing this while picking up a doll for his wife who is a Black game developer, Marcus Montgomery was prompted to come up with a solution of his own.

Montgomery, who is a game developer himself, purchased an African-American doll, donned it in Game Developer Barbie’s clothes, and gifted it to his wife for her birthday. He then took to Facebook to post a photo of the doll, along with the caption, “As many of you know, my wife is a hard-working game developer. And when she heard there was a Game Developer Barbie out she went to buy one. They only came in one skin tone. So she didn’t buy one. I fixed the problem #‎wearegamedevs #‎husbandpoints #‎diversityingames.”  

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PHOTO: When Marcus Montgomerys wife Lisette could only find the Game Developer Barbie in one skin tone, he made his own to gift her.

 

Husband Creates New Game Developer Barbie After Wife Could Only Find It In One Skin Tone  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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