Cheerios Causes Racist Remarks

Filed in Family, Music, Politics, Video by on June 4, 2013 23 Comments

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A commercial portraying a biracial family has prompted a debate over race in America. General Mills disabled comments on the YouTube video because many were offensive and racist. NBC’s Willie Geist reports, and Star Jones and Donny Deutsch discuss the controversy.

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“I’m not surprised at the reaction, because social media is kind of the new Ku Klux Klan white hood,’’ TODAY’s Star Jones said Monday. “It allows you to be anonymous and to say the kinds of things that you would never say to a person to their face. But a lot of this is generational also. People in my generation are still stuck in giving the side eye to an interracial couple. I think younger people have gotten used to seeing black and white, and Latin and black, and Latin and white. That’s not going to be an issue in years to come.” — @Star Jones[/box]

Why am I not surprised. It is sad to see we are still dealing with this. Here is a prime example of why we have to keep federal laws that level the playing field. It is sad there is still truth in the lyrics of Bruce Hornsby song The Way It Is.

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They say hey little boy you cant go
Where the others go
cause you dont look like they do
Said hey old man how can you stand
To think that way
Did you really think about it
Before you made the rules
He said, son

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