Perhaps it’s because black women dating white men has been promoted as panacea for all the alleged problems black women face when it comes to dating.
In 2009, the dating website Ok Cupid released data suggesting that black women get the fewest responses, even from black men.
During the Super Bowl this year, the brand double-downed on its efforts to be reflective of a diverse nation and released a second commercial featuring the same family.
In the new ad, the mother is pregnant with the couple’s second child. This set of advertisements reflects the increase of interracial marriages in America, but Cheerios is not the first brand to have such a couple in its commercials.
I mean actual, real-life interracial relationships. Despite its higher representation on TV and in pop culture, this is still a taboo subject, and one that is often met with a range of emotions that are not always positive.