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  1. Lauren M

    Lauren M said, over 2 years ago

    Cheerios. I saw that commercial. LOL

  2. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 2 years ago

    it’s almost hard to believe that would still be controversial in this day and age . . . almost

  3. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 2 years ago

    Mixed-race is so yesterday, now it’s all about same-sex.

  4. david_42

    david_42 said, over 2 years ago

    @Phatts California

    I even saw a mixed race couple where the guy wasn’t black.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    As recently as 1967, their marriage could have landed them in state prison in the Commonwealth of Virginia, because “miscegenation” was a felony that carried a sentence of one to five years. The U.S. Supreme Court decision, Loving Vs. Virginia reversed all miscegenation laws which still existed in about 12 states.
    Today, people oppose same-sex marriage for the very same reason that their fathers opposed interracial marriage 50 years ago. I’m surprised that the 1967 decision didn’t invalidate the laws that have since been passed to outlaw gay marriage, and the 14th Amendment should render those laws unconstitutional..
    I’m not about to marry someone of my own sex, but I believe in equal rights for all Americans.

  6. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 2 years ago

    How come they don’t mention the President? He’s the product of a mixed marriage.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago


    I have a friend who is white and married a black woman who is about 15 years older than he is. I also have another friend who is white and married a Filipina.


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  9. Lovecats

    Lovecats GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My daughter is white and married to a wonderful black man. They will be celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary on July 3rd. I don’t understand the controversy about that commercial at all. And I think from the people that come into where I work that it’s almost 50/50 of the marriages where the husband is white and the wife black.

  10. 360guy

    360guy said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t understand the controversy surrounding the Cheerios commercial. There have been a ton of interracial couples portrayed in commercials. The kerfuffle was probably just a General Mills strategy to draw more attention to the product.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    There’s no “controversy”, just a bunch of bigots sounding off when someone dares to portray anything they hate as “normal”.
    What we as a people need to do is treat these bigots with all the scorn and derision they deserve- every moment of every day- until they understand just what scum they are and try to change… or just shut up and go away.

  12. Nelly55

    Nelly55 said, over 2 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I totally agree………

    some of my inlaws are in that group……really makes me sad and angry

  13. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, over 2 years ago

    I’m surprised it happened at all. When the Jeffersons TV show was on, their upstairs neighbors were a mixed raced married couple with kids. I doubt General Mills did it as a commercial strategy. There are quite a few such marriages out there. And not that I’m remembering, back in the 60’s, when on vacation with my family, we met mixed race couple and they were both very nice people.

  14. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 2 years ago

    The same thing happened with “Sesame Street” in 1969 in the deep south… and for some years even after that….

  15. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 2 years ago

    It’s also funny how the technology is supposed to reflect an “age of enlightenment”, yet there’s the irony of this contradiction still in our society… great one today, as usual, Robb!!!

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