The election of Barack Obama as president of the United States of America has spawned a new myth-we Americans have proved that racial bigotry is gone from the land. Of course, the Tea Party and Fox News thrive on continual stories claiming that Barack Obama is not a REAL American and that he is not even a CHRISTIAN. Every so often a small incident emerges which lays to rest the hope that racism is no longer an American trait. Cheerios has sparked an outburst of hatred because it had an ad that featured an interracial couple sitting around the breakfast table with their little girl having a bowl of Cheerios.
The result has been dozens of complaints from people who eat Cheerios who believe their entire life can not continue knowing their are interracial couples with children who also eat Cheerios. Some claim the ad made them want to vomit. Fortunately, calm heads at Cheerios made clear the ad is here to stay as is President Obama.