So the story goes a little like this:
American Girl doll Marisol Luna hails from my fair ‘hood of Pilsen. Her mother, thinking the area “dangerous” informs the family that Pilsen is “no place to grow up”. She then uproots her family to relocate them to a much safer Des Plaines.
The American Girl company is explaining that their intent was to illustrate how “dangerous the street traffic is” in Pilsen, and they were not inferring in any way that it was a cultural issue.