It’s not every day you get a pungent life lesson from Barbie.

She’s a Barbie girl in a Barbie world but it’s not as perfect as it may seem. Of course, one wouldn’t be able to tell as they stroll the endless yards of her immaculately-kempt Dream House, but as her close friend Nikki explains, it only takes a quick drive down to the boardwalk to see the stark realities of life. While Barbie was relatively aware of the existence of racism, she never truly understood just how real it was.

Maybe the Barbie world isn’t so different from our own, after all.

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