Are Interracial Marriages Still Taboo? PUH-LEEZ
Here we are in the 21st century. Our society is filled with people from all different backgrounds, religions, and cultures. It is also filled with people that are the products of the mixing of those cultures.
Get over it.
If you haven’t heard, a Cheerios commercial was blasted on YouTube because it featured an interracial couple and their daughter. The little girl is adorable, the couple is portrayed as financially comfortable, and the comments section had to be closed because of all the brouhaha that it caused.
Not only were there racial slurs, but people commented that the commercial made them sick. The implication was that the commentators were all white but I doubt it. In my town, an interracial couple is as likely to be attacked by African Americans as by Caucasians. It doesn’t take a particular color to be bigoted — just ignorance, which is all too common in all races.
It’s funny that our society is increasingly cool with gay couples on television but a marriage between black and white is still taboo. Marriage is personal, between two consenting adults. If you want to protest marriages, then have the good sense to protest the marriages between little girls and grown men that happen in some cultures. Now that’s something that is worth being radical about.
Let’s face it, the days of a white couple with two children and a house in the suburbs being the average family are over, if they ever really existed. Pretending that there are no gay couples, biracial couples, or whatever is not going to make them go away. You don’t have to agree with what they are doing, but vicious gossip and insults don’t do anyone any good.
As my mom used to say, if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all.
Here’s the commercial that started all of the rukus