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How Kids Respond to the Cheerios Commercial

we are that familiaRemember a few months ago that cute Cheerios commercial that sparked racist backlash?

A group of 12 kids ranging from ages 7 to 13 are asked to respond to the Cheerios commercial and their responses were recorded.  Listening to their responses about the Cheerios commercial restored my hope in tomorrow’s future.  I love that children are being brought up not to hate and discriminate!

Kids response to the Cheerios commercial

image via: YouTube Screenshot

My husband saw the video below and he started wondering how our kids would respond.  He played the Cheerios commercial for our kids and asked them what they thought.

They both said, “It’s funny. I like it.”

My husband played it again and this time he said, ” Do you think there is something different or wrong in this video?”

They watched it.

They both said, “Nope.”  Then my 6 year old said, “Well, she got food all over her father.”

My husband played it again and said, “This time look at the parents and tell me if there’s something wrong or different about them.”

They watched it.

“Nope.” was their response.

My husband ended with there are some people who got really upset with this video because the mom is white and the dad is black . . . . He then went on to ask them if they thought there was anything wrong with that.

They replied, “NO.”

[videopost src=’http://youtu.be/VifdBFp5pnw’]

Take this opportunity as a teaching moment to share with you kids the value in people and not their color.

How did your kids respond when they watched it?

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