Friday, June 7, 2013
I loved this commercial. If you haven't seen it, it involves an adorable mixed-race girl talking to her Caucasian mother and African-American father. When I saw the ad, I thought - finally! a commercial that represents the community I live in. While my family is not mixed-race, many of our friends and, particularly, my children's friends are in mixed-race families. It is completely normal where we live. I thought it was wonderful that a national brand was reflecting the changing demographics of the US. I find it sad that Cheerio's is experiencing so much backlash. We are all humans. The shade of our skin shouldn't dictate who we are allowed to love. I hope Cheerio's remains strong in their stance and continues to air the ad. It is past time for people to accept that love doesn't have color boundaries.