Do Black Dolls Matter?

She Matters: We may be missing the big picture when we criticize gifts sent to poor girls in Africa.

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Agnan was trying to do a good thing, trying to put a smile on a young girl's face just because. And she handled the criticism with class.

"Anyone trying to tell me what gifts I should be giving, I will give the chance to do the giving," Agnan posted on Instagram. "I'm saving your info and will be contacting you once I get back to receive the black-people gifts you will rather I give away in Africa. You will get the chance to show me your giving hearts by sending the gifts to my office in [Atlanta]."

I hope those who were critical of Agnan's good intentions will take her up on the offer and not just complain in front of their computer screens.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.

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