Last Christmas, I gave my white, blue-eyed niece a black baby doll. She opened up the package, pulled her out and had one, excited response: Her is cute, said the 2-year-old I call Ducky. She didnt compare her new toy with her own skin. She simply hugged the baby doll, ready to play. So as the great Santa race debate took over these past few days, I thought of my niece.