Bottom line: Cheerios ad

People’s worst instincts surface in the cold of cyberspace.

A current Cheerios cereal ad featuring a biracial family drew such a nasty and racist reaction online that
comments had to be prohibited.

It’s a sad statement of America in 2013 – and of the vitriol that lies just beneath some people’s skin.

We’ve seen the ad, and what stands out to us is not the race of the actors, but the indescribable cuteness and ability of the little girl. She’s utterly adorable.

Why some people had to make that bad is beyond us.

America is unique, in that it is defined not by our ethnicity but by our ideals – freedom, equality, individuality, opportunity. It’s stark and disappointing when we fall so short of them.

Cheerios is supposedly good for the heart. This episode, not so much.

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