Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

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    Well, most likely don't want my opinion, lol.
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    I thought it was a funny commercial-my #2 grand daughter is half hispanic- people who think it is a problem just need to look at the kids-Jesus was a Jew
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    This is real life, so people need to get over it. And, this is someone who was born in the Deep South in 1945. Evolve or get run over.
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    So now the definition of 'controversial' is numerous dislikes on Youtube and Facebook? Oooookay.
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    It's not the "Dislikes", it's the comments people left. Hopefully the reaction of the kids in the linked video shows that the people making those types of comments are a dying breed.

    It's 2013, and People Are Still Getting Worked Up About Interracial Couples in Ads

    And then you have the YouTube comments section, which predictably has devolved into an endless flame war, with references to Nazis, "troglodytes" and "racial genocide." At what point will an ad like this just seem normal?
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    What is the controversy?
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    Since nobody wants to get the ball rolling, I will.

    I was raised, and believe to this day, that you treat everyone like family but you marry and breed with your own "kind". I will spare the "I have this many black friends" line but needless to say I have them, its not really about race its about what looks and feels right. When I was in HS (I graduated 04), kids that were "mixed" (mainly black/white) were kind of in the middle. You had to act either totally black or totally white or you would be turned away by both groups. Of course not everyone treated them this way, but they have social disadvantages to this day. FWIW, I don't look bad upon a mixed couple or their kids, I didn't even think anything was really wrong with the commercial, I just don't want my kids doing it.

    So there it is, blast me away, call me a racist if you'd like, its just my opinion.
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    A bunch of Internet Archie Bunkers (actually Archie was much more advanced than most of the posters) posted some really enlightened comments on YouTube about the racial makeup of the family in the commercial (black dad, white mom, mixed daughter.) It got so ludicrous that General Mills requested the comments section be disabled.
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    I see no controversy either. If you reversed the races of the mom and dad, then you would have equal number of idiots from the other side making equally unenlightened comments. Men of one race have always had a problem with someone of another race with one of "their" women. This is a non-story.
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    And we wonder why half the country hates Onama, lol
    And you are officially no longer allowed to root for Trey Burton, turn in your #8 jersey
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    Based on the sentiments here, I assume you mean you graduated in 1904, right? :grin:
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    She's a WHITE HISPANIC you mean!
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    Her Mother is a full blooded Puerto Rican
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    So much for the idea that we're all born with skin-color bias.

    By the way, I don't think finding offensive comments on youtube should be the indicator for whether or not something is controversial.

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    Cool, but literally no one holds that idea. Most people seem to recognize that racism is a social problem, not a biological one.
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    Ha, I'd say "you must be new around here" but I know you're not. No, it's been bandied about here in the past from time to time. If you're saying those folks no longer hold those ideas, then that's progress.

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    People have posited that racial bias is biological? Never saw that, but it sounds like something Zeus might have argued, but maybe I havent been paying attention.
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    Some will blast, some will try to understand. Questions:

    - how do you determine race (or do you mean something else by "kind")? Is it exclusively by skin color? Is it primarily by skin color? If someone considered themselves "black" but had light skin and would presumably produce a light-skinned baby if procreating with a "white" person, would that be ok with you?
    - do you worry about it because of how it would impact you directly as a father/grandfather?
    - do you worry about it because of how it would impact you indirectly or in a social context?
    - do you worry about it because of how it would impact the child(ren) of mixed races?
    - how much influence do you intend to have to (try to) prevent it from being a factor?

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    :no:

    I dont have any problems with them, which I clearly said already. Its just a matter of I don't want it in MY family. I suspect most people feel the same way but they just keep it to themselves. At least I'm honest with myself and dont hide from who I am.

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