Remember that Cheerios Ad with the Interracial Family? The one that got so many hostile comments that YouTube needed to disable the “comments” section of the website?

Family Photo - Christmas 2005

Family Photo – Christmas 2005 (Photo credit: Mwesigwa). Just a beautiful, interracial family, kids. No Cheerios here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYofm5d5Xdw

The same one that inspired Michael David Murphy and partner Alyson West to create an archive of interracial family portraits, available at http://wearethe15percent.com/?

Or this conversation, on “The View?”

Well, now there’s a new set of comments, collected from an (articulate!) group of children, aged 13 and under:

http://globalgrind.com/news/kids-react-interracial-cheerios-commercial-video

Perhaps these young people are the generation that will finally transform “the fifteen percent” into the “new normal.”

E.S. Tai