The best way to watch the new Cheerios commercial is without knowledge of the so-called controversy surrounding it. If you’re a reasonably educated liberal, the ad serves as an example of how far we’ve come since the mid 1960s, when interracial marriage was illegal in deep-south states like Mississippi and Georgia. You may not even notice that the parents are not the same color.
Many people who did notice were probably reminded of the hundreds of commercials featuring non-biracial Asian, black, white and Hispanic couples (plus silly, overly inclusive Army and college brochures) and found it refreshing. “It’s about time” seems like an appropriate thought.
Sadly, this country is full of moron bigots who love to hate people who are different and/or happier.