Kids Weigh In on Controversial Cheerios Ad

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