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Kids react to controversial biracial Cheerios commercial

I am a teacher and children give me hope for the future.

Commercial (30 seconds)

http://youtu.be/kYofm5d5Xdw

Kids Reaction (9 minutes)

http://youtu.be/VifdBFp5pnw

Article with explanation and quotes

“It’s just the color of their skin, what matters is if they’re nice or mean.”

“I thought Martin Luther King spoke against this and fixed this already.”

“[Marriage] really just depends on their heart and if they really love me.”

“Underneath it, you’re literally the same. You have organs and a heart.”

As I was growing up America was a country of consumers and much of our societal values and status were based on consumption. With the advent of the internet people shifted from consumers to creators (Ken Robinson Ted.com).

Last year I was blown away by a fact checking 15 year old absolutely crushing Kony2012. Justin Verley

I have a lot of faith in these kids. I think they are going to change the world.




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Don't forget modern climate science, modern economics, etc.

If I were you, I'd be careful of the interbreeding of practical matters and politics.....When some area of study is driven by a political agenda it can prove or disprove anything, as we all know from all the incontrovertible proof of global warming, or the incontrovertible validity of Keynesianism.

The science you cite is asking us to dismiss the most basic logic, and to not apply the rules that define all other animals to the human animal.

An intelligent being from space who looked at, say, Europeans, tribal Africans, and Asians, say, a thousand years ago, would conclude that they were three different strains of the same animal, with different physical characteristics, behavioral tendencies, and capacities for complex orders.

There's simply no getting around the facts. People look different because they're adapted to different environments. Being humans, their adaptation was intellectual too....certain environments necessitated a lot more planning and ingenuity.

Please join us in reality.

So how do you know

What an intelligent being from space might say - you don't even know what an intelligent being from earth might say. This isn't some speculative model, its a measurement, mathematics. Their is simply no measurable biological basis for defining human subspecies. The definition of taxonomic races is the stupid speculative model, to make it easier for you to judge someone before you really know them.

Righto

Because they're experts! And it's math! Standard logic doesn't apply here! This is special expert logic!

Thanks, Mr. Gore.

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That said, polar bears and

That said, polar bears and black bears, have WAY more, and bigger differences (size, etc.), then White and Black Men, I would not call it a sub species, I think "race" is the best term for it.

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One of your

One of your great-great-great-grandfathers was black! But I'm guessing you don't believe in evolution, DNA, or the fact that we all originated from Africa. Damn scientists.

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Modern humans first evolved

Modern humans first evolved in Africa. Then groups of humans split off and migrated to parts of the globe with vastly different environments and their temperaments and physical characteristics changed to help them survive in those environments.

Exactly the same thing that has happened with every other type of animal.

The result is that mankind contains different subspecies, with different temperaments and different physical characteristics.

Duh.

Your information is

Your information is incorrect.

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/middle-east/ancient-too...

A Middle Eastern human origin makes a lot more sense from the migratory point of view. Early man easily spread from the mid-point into both Africa and Asia, which would explain the simultaneous evolution of H. erectus on both continents.

not quite true

The anthropologist that found it even said "We don't know.". There's no evidence that the tooth is from a homo sapien. It's sensationalized media stuff. It's one data point that hasn't even been conclusively studied.

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101231/full/news.2010.700.html

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Occam's Razor - The simplest

Occam's Razor - The simplest explanation is likely the correct one.

It's highly improbable that H. erectus just happened to have evolved simultaneously on two separate continents. It is logical to presume that the core population came from a geographical central location.

Since pongids and hominids are social animals it also makes sense to look at the oldest cities. http://www.allaboutarchaeology.org/jericho-archaeology.htm and http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=120031&page=1

Okay.

Doesn't change that mankind is made up of subspecies that are different in significant ways.

And to your statement I

And to your statement I submit this - http://www.forumbiodiversity.com/showthread.php/4886-Post-pi...

Nicolay Valuev is a good example of a Neanderthalensis descendant carrying a giantism gene.

So if Neanderthalensis first appeared in the Middle East - Southern Lebanon/Northern Israel - and the previously cited tooth of H. sapien was also found in that same region, it's a fairly safe supposition that the two races interbred.

Now, there's always been something of an unspoken controversy in anthropological circles that blacks are a separate, but related species. I have no opinion since I'm not a geneticist, but it would be interesting to compare the suppressed introns of both.

You've definitely one-upped

You've definitely one-upped me there.

It certainly wasn't my

It certainly wasn't my intention to one-up you. Anthropology was my major in college and I'm always up for a conversation regarding new discoveries in the field.

If you'd like to explore more there's some rather fascinating theories on where the first Native Americans came from if you search the name Solutreans.

Perhaps you could explain to

Perhaps you could explain to these genetically superior among us that DNA would reveal if blacks and whites were different species or sub-species.

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You probably didn't

You probably didn't understand his reply. "Genetically superior" is meaningless unless you define what the superiority is to.

Different strains of the same animal can only be superior with regard to survival in different settings. If whites and Asians evolved from blacks due to different environments, they are superior for survival in those environments. Blacks are superior for survival in the environment that shaped their bodies and behaviors.

The poster you are assuming supports your case states not only that blacks and whites are different strains of the same animal, he states that blacks may not be homo sapiens...something I never said.

http://www.isacs.org/uploads/

http://www.isacs.org/uploads/file/Annual%20Conference/Annual...

There were two basic hominid types - Examples like Parathropus and A. robustus were immensely strong and thickly built, either part-time or full-time knuckle walkers that were herbivorous and had massive jaws and molars. Gracile hominids were lighter and faster, better able to hunt animals and move with more physical ease.

http://archaeologyinfo.com/

Genetic superiority isn't really an applicable term. These different types evolved to cope with their native environments - form following function. There are even examples of 'hobbit' fossils found on a tiny Indonesian island - another instance of environmental adaptation - http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/asian-research/hobbits and this is consistent with the evolutionary process in other, non-human species - http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/dwarf-m...

A black person's darker skin is a regional adaptation. While it's true that dark colors absorb more heat the additional pigment also protects from skin cancer. Polar bears have white fur, but black skin for this very reason due to the effects of solar radiation close to the magnetic North Pole.

I did NOT say anyone is

I did NOT say anyone is inferior, just different, which is a good thing in my opinion, whites and blacks on average like different sports etc.

a lot of differences, probably most have to do with culture, not race but they are there, we are all individual humans, some of us are bad, some of us are good, mostly we are both in my opinion.

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being of mixed race myself

I really liked this commercial.

Thank you! It's nice to see kids who can think for themselves

And it proves Ron Paul right on his new focus: Freedom Oriented curriculum.

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The only "uproar" by "racists"

was on Youtube, where half the people commenting there are 12 year old punks looking for attention. But leave it to the media to continue to race bait in order to divide the nation and draw our attention away from the atrocities being committed against the Constitution every day.

I have mixed kids in my family..

And they are beautiful, amazing, smart, caring and absolutely awesome children.

If anyone ever calls them outside of their name in my presence, I will beat them until they take it back.

I have tears streaming down my face. Children are so incredible. Thank you for posting this. Faith in humanity restored.

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There could be a reasonable objection to this commercial

Black Americans have been shielded from the discipline of the marketplace by liberal do-gooders. They have not, generally, developed healthy survival strategies.

Black culture in the US tends to be an ideological cesspool. There is very, very limited intellectual tradition--basically nil, when compared to European culture.

Statistically speaking, a black male parent is far, far, far less likely to do right by his family and based on his cultural influences, he is far, far, far less likely to pass along useful thinking and behavior strategies.

So, to the extent that race is an indicator of certain behaviors and trends, the media normalizing "color-blindness" could lead to many extremely unhappy mothers and children.

Understand, my argument is based on race being an indicator of certain behaviors and trends, not the race itself.

I was waiting for the controversial part

I guess I misses it. Huh?

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Anyone who looks into this

Anyone who looks into this deeper than being a cereal commercial is not a racist, they're just a moron. Even if a person had a problem with the mixed-race couple, it doesn't make them a racist. There is nothing wrong with mixing races, but I will also say that there is nothing wrong or hateful about wanting to keep one's descendents purebred. If you think it is, you also have to claim that all of those people raising purebred dogs are all racists.

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Dog breeding is for selecting traits

If you start doing that with humans, you have to pick the traits you consider desirable enough to be worth generations of investment. Please tell me you're at least not working on a pug version.

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Breeding is also just keeping

Breeding is also just keeping a breed pure and selling those dogs or putting them in vanity competition. It's not necessarily working on creating new breeds.

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Humans haven't developed any lines

with traits that have much differences, just some variability in vitamin D production vs. sun resistance and not even that much. Those Norwegians should've got away from those tall, skinny legs by now if we were putting any decent effort into breeding for traits. Those things are terrible in cold. It's time to re-shuffle the deck and try again if you're interested in traits.

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Maybe you just miss different

Maybe you just miss different traits because you don't want to sound what society calls racist, but every color or race has different traits, from personality traits, to natural mental talents, to different physical talents. I personally believe in stereotypes, but that's because I'm not blind by political correctness, and I believe them because it's what I observe. I don't apply them to all, but I apply them to most. They ring almost absolutely true when applied to most. The mistake people make with stereotypes is apply them as to all.

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What in the world?

This commercial isn't controversial. There can't possibly be any controversy... By complaining you would just be openly admitting to racism. Where is this supposed controversy coming from? I highly doubt anyone cares...

And of course the kids couldn't figure out what was wrong. Nothing's wrong. I watched the commercial three times and sat there for 5 minutes trying to figure out what was controversial before I watched the clip... I have no idea why you would expect kids to notice or care.

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