Are we ready to see interracial families on TV such as the one shown in the Chee

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  1. JKPenn profile image73
    JKPennposted 7 years ago

    Are we ready to see interracial families on TV such as the one shown in the Cheerios commercial?

    A recent Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family has received a backlash for depicting a mixed race couple, however many applaud the display of a racially blended family. Given the backlash Cheerios has received from making this commercial, are we ready to see more examples of interracial couples and families on TV?

  2. To Start Again profile image79
    To Start Againposted 7 years ago

    I was actually really excited to see this on TV. It made me feel great to finally see different types of families on television. Although, when I saw it, a little voice inside my head thought not everyone was going to like it. It makes me sad to think that people still have issues with interracial couples and families but that is the world we live in. Before long, we will probably see a few same sex couples here and there in commercials and there will be critics there, too.

    1. JKPenn profile image73
      JKPennposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sad but true...I had that same little voice in my head as well. I thought the commercial was refreshing and long over due. Hopefully we will see more change.

  3. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    I am used to interracial families as we grew up in New Zealand and had friends - couples that were Maori and white . We are all equal so what is why not show it in every day  life !

  4. JKPenn profile image73
    JKPennposted 7 years ago

    I agree @freecampingaussie. I wish American TV and media could be as liberal as media overseas. It seems like we're still in the dark ages.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    Out of 340 million people in the U.S. you are always going to have a vocal percentage of people who get upset when they see people living their lives the way (they) want to.
    I've always suspected the real motivation behind racism is to deter future generations of children and white women from entering into interracial relationships.
    If you can systematically keep wages down, reduce odds of equal opportunity than a particular group of people would be less appealing to mate with. Ironically the president of the United States is the product of a bi-racial marriage.
    It appears this rage is only when blacks and whites get together. If whites are with Asians, Hispanics, or Native Americans you  don't get the same amount of flak. It wasn't until 1967 that the federal government struck down all state laws that forbid interracial marriage. That's less than 50 years ago.

    Just recently here in the Chicago area a "White Supremacist" Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Burning Down Black Family‚Äôs Home. "The arson for which Moudry was convicted occurred in 2007 and left a family of 8 without a home and in fear for their lives." The irony is he was assigned a black female defense lawyer! LOL! … ilys-home/
    (You would think this happened in 1913 instead of 2013!)

    1. JKPenn profile image73
      JKPennposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, unfortunately racism is alive and well. Ad campaigns such as this however prove that there are still great strides being made in the right direction.

  6. Rosana Modugno profile image75
    Rosana Modugnoposted 7 years ago

    It's so sad that this is receiving a backlash and that we're event discussing it, isn't it?  I don't see a problem with it because it's already out there.  In fact, did anyone else notice the Tide commercial where the woman sitting with her daughter speaks totally in Spanish, while the daughter translates in English? 

    My first reaction was, "finally!".  I rarely see Hispanic people on television or commercials, so it was nice to see it.  There are other people out there you know, there are varieties of people who mix, so why not?

    1. Lady_E profile image77
      Lady_Eposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Rosana.  I don't know why it has to be a topic of discussion either.

    2. JKPenn profile image73
      JKPennposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True, I actually enjoy see other cultures represented in mainstream media.

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Backlash from whom? No, it does not bother me at all, in fact, I don't even think about it.  I guess I assumed most people wouldn't think about it.

    1. JKPenn profile image73
      JKPennposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The backlash came from people who expressed shock and outrage at seeing a mixed family in a mainstream ad campaign. Very hurtful comments were posted on Facebook and emailed to General Mills directly. I wish more people would look beyond color.

    2. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I am naive, I thought we had moved beyond all that ridiculous racism. I guess not. How sad and what a commentary on human beings.

  8. fpherj48 profile image61
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    Well.....How sad, indeed, for those who are NOT "ready" to see interracial families on TV.  I'm afraid few intelligent, open-minded, people, care in the slightest who is ready and who is not.   GET ready.  There are interracial families everywhere in the world.  They exist, they thrive and they have the same rights as we all do.  They are human beings, families, citizens, mother and fathers.....
    The commercial in question is adorable....I applaud General Mills (Cheerios).  So, they got some flack....big deal.  I'm sure they can handle it.  Soon, they will be known as the first to present this controversial commercial, of hundreds to follow.
    The REALITY is, it should NOT be "controversial" to begin with!!   WHO the HELL feels the right to be outraged?  Some ignorant, low-life, White Supremacist?....a lowly, pathetic left-over KKK member?   PLEASE, get over your outrageously stupid self.    Some hate mongers must be tolerated, however annoying they are.....but we surely do not need to pay attention to their sheer ignorance.   "Go away, disgust us."    Thank you.

    1. JKPenn profile image73
      JKPennposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree 2013 we should all be ready to see more diversity in the mainstream. It's sad that such a cute commercial received backlash at all.


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