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boarders: clover11-10: breezeinmonochromenight: star-linedsoul: razzleberryjam: ironwoman359: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer. And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or  Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or  Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor. These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house. American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both. These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe. I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them! I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what? Nah. OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both. I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way: I loved American Girl growing up they’re great role models and history lessons so yeah let’s not cancel this for ignorant reasons
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gahdamnpunk:
American Girl stories were the best tbh

Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house 


Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. 


Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. 
Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. 
Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. 
Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. 
American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. 


Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle.
A slave doll. Please. Read the books. 

Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name 

Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer.
And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or 

Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or 

Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor.
These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house.


American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both.



These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first  lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe.
I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them!

I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what? 
Nah.
OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both.
I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way:





I loved American Girl growing up they’re great role models and history lessons so yeah let’s not cancel this for ignorant reasons

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boarders: NotLaja Follow @NotLaja Sometimes I think about how American Girl TM really advertised and sold a slave doll in the 90s Americal Ci 867 MaT ddy 12:39 PM - 29 Aug 2019 423 Retweets 953 Likes l American Ci 1861 Addy Chakra Kahn Follow @ChaniThaHippie Ummm...a slave doll who escaped to freedom with her family, learned how to read, her brother fought in the war, and had an entire collection of books with historically based content to teach all girls about the many ways you can be an American Girl but okay NotLaja @NotLaja Sometimes I think about how American GirlTM really advertised and sold a slave doll in the 90s Show this thread 1:05 PM 29 Aug 2019 5,468 Retweets 18,154 Likes ayalaatreides: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Clowns on social media: “This thing looks kinda potentially maybe bad from just a few superficial details, so I have decided that this thing is evil. If you like it, you are evil too.”
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American Girl stories were the best tbh

Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house 


Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. 


Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. 
Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. 
Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. 
Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. 
American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. 


Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle.
A slave doll. Please. Read the books. 

Clowns on social media: “This thing looks kinda potentially maybe bad from just a few superficial details, so I have decided that this thing is evil. If you like it, you are evil too.”

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boarders: illegal mmigrants MUST go back home ohh! Serious?2 So when are you going? <p><a href="http://that1guykaiser.tumblr.com/post/130065420044/proudblackconservative-that1guykaiser" class="tumblr_blog">that1guykaiser</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/130065086209/that1guykaiser-proudblackconservative-i-wish" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://that1guykaiser.tumblr.com/post/130064666374/proudblackconservative-i-wish-people-like-who" class="tumblr_blog">that1guykaiser</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/130014450389/i-wish-people-like-who-post-things-like-this-would" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I wish people like who post things like this would lead the charge in immigrating back to Europe. Oh what’s that? You and your family have been here for generations and it would be an enormous hassle to go back to a country that is no longer your own and besides people immigrating to other countries and settling there is not at all uncommon and the population of Native Americans was severely dwindling due to disease long before the Europeans settled in the New World so blaming them for single handedly wiping out the Indians is ridiculous and giving them way too much credit for something that was pretty much going to happen anyway? And calling those settlers “illegal” when there were no formalized immigration laws at the time is also kinda dumb?</p> <p>Yeah, that’s what I thought.</p> </blockquote> <p>To be honest though I think you miss the point. There are people like me who support illegals because all they want is a better life. I don’t believe I’m punishing someone for being poor, you say “so when is everyone who agrees with this going back” that’s just it we aren’t, because we aren’t telling people they don’t deserve to be here simply because they don’t have the funds to start a life here. He however is. Regardless of the fact there were no immigration laws in those times Europeans were still technically illegal immigrants when they got here. They weren’t given citizenship, they forced their own civilization and built a citizenship. and I don’t care if, “that’s how things were done back then” that’s not the point. It doesn’t change what I’ve said. Anyone who invaded a country was an illegal immigrant and quite frankly everyone hails from illegal immigrants by that standard, which I agree. I would like to know however why you brought up, “Native Americans were dying of disease anyway” why does that matter and why is it relevant to the point you are trying to make? I like you <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">proudblackconservative</a> you are an intelligent great blogger and I find a lot of hour arguments spot on. But I feel like this argument you’ve thrown is caused by assuming people who agree with this hate illegals as well, where that’s not the case. The reason we make fun of assholes like trump is because we believe everyone deserves a chance to make their life better in America.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’d like to make one thing clear: I absolutely, positively, in no way whatsoever support Donald Trump.</p> <p>However, I also don’t support the unsustainable ridiculousness that is open borders.</p> </blockquote> <p>Never claimed you supported trump. That has nothing to do with what I said. I am talking about your rebuttal to people agreeing with the above photo. But, if you would like to change the subject, why do you find open boarders to be a bad thing? Let me preface your response by saying the following Open boarders can work as long as criminal records are sent across the countries. One country notifies their neighbors of something someone else has done. So that isn’t a problem if that can be accomplished. That is the only problem I see with open boarders and there is a simple solution. Not saying the governments can work together for five minutes to make that happen, politicians are phenomenal idiots and are very selfish. But under the assumption countries could cooperate with each other, why do you feel someone should have to pay simply to enter the country. I’m not saying give them free housing and free jobs. I’m saying why does someone have to pay to come here and try and start a better life.</p> </blockquote> <p>I wasn’t changing the subject, I just wanted to establish that for you or anyone else who thought that my rebuttal of the meme meant that I supported Trump.</p><p> Anyway, you’re telling me you don’t see how the system is going to collapse on itself if we take in millions of people who don’t pay taxes and can’t afford to support themselves? And you also think that we can trust all countries to send us accurate criminal records? I’d love to visit your fantasy world.</p><p>“I’m not saying give them free houses and free jobs” oh but you are, first of all what is the “free job”? Anyway, if you support them coming over here to support a better life, what are you gonna do when most of them are homeless? It’s not like this country has infinite space and resources.</p><p>And I absolutely support people coming over here for a better life, if they’re prepared to go through the proper legal channels to do so.</p>
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<p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/130014450389/i-wish-people-like-who-post-things-like-this-would" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p>

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<p>I wish people like who post things like this would lead the charge in immigrating back to Europe. Oh what’s that? You and your family have been here for generations and it would be an enormous hassle to go back to a country that is no longer your own and besides people immigrating to other countries and settling there is not at all uncommon and the population of Native Americans was severely dwindling due to disease long before the Europeans settled in the New World so blaming them for single handedly wiping out the Indians is ridiculous and giving them way too much credit for something that was pretty much going to happen anyway? And calling those settlers “illegal” when there were no formalized immigration laws at the time is also kinda dumb?</p>

<p>Yeah, that’s what I thought.</p>
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<p>To be honest though I think you miss the point. There are people like me who support illegals because all they want is a better life. I don’t believe I’m punishing someone for being poor, you say “so when is everyone who agrees with this going back” that’s just it we aren’t, because we aren’t telling people they don’t deserve to be here simply because they don’t have the funds to start a life here. He however is. Regardless of the fact there were no immigration laws in those times Europeans were still technically illegal immigrants when they got here. They weren’t given citizenship, they forced their own civilization and built a citizenship. and I don’t care if, “that’s how things were done back then” that’s not the point. It doesn’t change what I’ve said. Anyone who invaded a country was an illegal immigrant and quite frankly everyone hails from illegal immigrants by that standard, which I agree. I would like to know however why you brought up, “Native Americans were dying of disease anyway” why does that matter and why is it relevant to the point you are trying to make? I like you <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">proudblackconservative</a> you are an intelligent great blogger and I find a lot of hour arguments spot on. But I feel like this argument you’ve thrown is caused by assuming people who agree with this hate illegals as well, where that’s not the case. The reason we make fun of assholes like trump is because we believe everyone deserves a chance to make their life better in America.</p>
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<p>I’d like to make one thing clear: I absolutely, positively, in no way whatsoever support Donald Trump.</p>
<p>However, I also don’t support the unsustainable ridiculousness that is open borders.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Never claimed you supported trump. That has nothing to do with what I said. I am talking about your rebuttal to people agreeing with the above photo. But, if you would like to change the subject, why do you find open boarders to be a bad thing?

Let me preface your response by saying the following

Open boarders can work as long as criminal records are sent across the countries. One country notifies their neighbors of something someone else has done. So that isn’t a problem if that can be accomplished. That is the only problem I see with open boarders and there is a simple solution. Not saying the governments can work together for five minutes to make that happen, politicians are phenomenal idiots and are very selfish. But under the assumption countries could cooperate with each other, why do you feel someone should have to pay simply to enter the country. I’m not saying give them free housing and free jobs. I’m saying why does someone have to pay to come here and try and start a better life.</p>
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<p>I wasn’t changing the subject, I just wanted to establish that for you or anyone else who thought that my rebuttal of the meme meant that I supported Trump.</p><p> Anyway, you’re telling me you don’t see how the system is going to collapse on itself if we take in millions of people who don’t pay taxes and can’t afford to support themselves? And you also think that we can trust all countries to send us accurate criminal records? I’d love to visit your fantasy world.</p><p>“I’m not saying give them free houses and free jobs” oh but you are, first of all what is the “free job”? Anyway, if you support them coming over here to support a better life, what are you gonna do when most of them are homeless? It’s not like this country has infinite space and resources.</p><p>And I absolutely support people coming over here for a better life, if they’re prepared to go through the proper legal channels to do so.</p>

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