Baby K’ Tan Baby Carrier Stereotypes: Don’t Stand for it because Esther Roll Didn’t [Read why inside]
Do You See Any Issues with Baby K’ Tan Baby Carrier in the Picture?
We can see the issues with the picture but first we must point out one thing. This is called a baby carrier but we thought it was to help the mother breastfeed the child which would stop all of the public breastfeeding issues people have. We guess not.
Now let’s see what the big uproar is about this photo:
1) The left photo with black mother has on a baby carrier in white and seems so over-sized but now we see it looks like how the African women wear theirs.
2) The black mother’s k’tan is organic and $5 less in price.
3) She also is standing alone and the other white mother is pictured with a presumed husband by her side.
So, we can see the stereotypes made in products. They want black women to continue to see themselves as single mothers which is not true and the carrier make her look like she’s a African woman on the field.
Here’s a Black fact for you:
This reminds us of how Esther Roll would not play the mother role of Florida Evans in the 1970’s sitcom “Good Times” unless they had her portrayed with a husband. You see, the role was meant for her to play as a single black woman with 3 children living in the ghetto. Queen Esther Roll would not stand for that, and they changed the role so WE would be portrayed with some dignity. Thank God for her!!
Well, we aren’t going to get so upset about this. If we can see the stereotypes, then we should not buy their products. It’s just that simple. We are glad people are discussing it because advertising is always a means to display subliminal images that unknowingly controls our thinking.
Tell us what you think?