In May, Cheerios posted this new commercial on YouTube. It sparked a firestorm of backlash, and (naturally) the comments on the video have been deactivated.
When my wife and I watched the video, it felt great to (finally) see a representation of our own family. Especially considering what happened at a Wal-Mart in Virginia a few weeks ago.
We created this site to publicly reflect the changing face of the American family. According to the 2008 census, 15% of new marriages are interracial. And yet, it still feels rare to see something like the Cheerios ad represented in mainstream culture.
If you’re in an interracial marriage, or family, and live in the US, please see how to send in your photo for consideration.
(For what it’s worth, you may not receive an immediate response about if/when your photo will be published – but we’re replying to everyone whose photo will be published.)
Thanks for participating. We are the 15 percent!
– Michael David Murphy & Alyson West (June, 2013)
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