Why Don't Target's Ads for the "Annie" Clothing Line Feature Quvenzhané?

This year Quvenzhane Wallis played "Annie" and it was a momentous casting. The young Wallis is pretty, witty, talented, and black. Quvenzhane is representation young black girls and people of color in general could look forward to Christmas Day.

Her casting along with the movie's superb critical acclaim has encouraged fans to look forward to the Annie inspired clothing line featured at Target.

It seems, however, that Target has forgotten that as they advertise the line. The current in-store advertisements do not feature Quvenzhané, or any little girls who look like her. Imagine Target shoppers surprise when as they viewed the collection and the advertisements only featured young white girls.

While the online lookbook features girls of many ethnicities, shoppers have taken it as a slight that Target felt it was appropriate for in-store promotional items to only feature a white girl. To combat Target's disrespect, there is a petition asking that the chain act swiftly in removing the ads.

Learn more about the petition.

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Randie Henderson is a Gates Millennium Scholar and recent college grad. She is driven to write, read, learn, and educate about ways to dismantle oppression in America and globally because she is passionate about people and justice. You can find her on randiejourney.tumblr.com

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