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A black Barbie doll sits on the bookshelf of MU associate professor of ethnomusicology Stephanie Shonekan(cq) alongside pictures of her family in Shonekan’s office in Gentry Hall on Friday, March 11, 2016. Shonekan said the black Barbie symbolizes the importance of representation in children’s toys for the black community, particularly for black children.

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