Kids Don’t Care About Color

by Colette Moran

You may have heard about the Cheerios commercial that stirred up some racists in this country. It was referred to as a controversial commercial by some — including the makers of the video below – but most folks had absolutely no problem with the ad and thought it was adorable. (Yes, count me in.)

The lesson we should have learned from the popularity of the musical South Pacific decades ago still rings true: Kids don’t see any problem with an interracial couple.

Now, can we take the overwhelmingly positive response to this video as an indication that the claims of racism at every corner — especially in the past few days — are exaggerated? It’s definitely food for thought.