The phenomenon of dolls being mostly white, and dolls of color being hard to find, both reinforces structural, culturally embedded racism and is caused by it. The arguments supporting the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education included evidence of a study finding that black children preferred white dolls over black dolls. This greater value assigned to white dolls was, and is, an indicator of how our culture assigns value. It’s good that we’re talking openly about dolls and the social construction of race. Finally.