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How did a bland breakfast cereal ignite a racial controversy?

By featuring a Black father, White mother and Biracial daughter in a 30-second commercial, Cheerios went from being a geriatric cholesterol-buster and go-to snack for moms desperate to calm fussy toddlers to a symbol of forbidden love, lust and social progress.

She said: Wow, not only is she waaaaaaay off, but her comment reminded me of the darts that are also aimed at Asian men when they wonder if they’re being sidelined in love.

Black women and Asian men have some things in common in this arena so today I want to dig deeper into interracial relationships and the interesting ground that black women and Asian men share.

She cancelled a 2003 planned symposium on 'Poetry and the American Voice', which would have featured the works of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman, because some poets said they wanted to use the forum to protest military action in Iraq.

Stories about black women, marriage and interracial relationships have always generated controversy, strong opinions and stereotyped assumptions.

Some ad honchos decided to spice up the blah Cheerios brand with a guaranteed button-pusher, something to make the cereal look progressive, edgy, ahead of the curve.

I believe he's a multi-Grammy award winning artist and he's been invited to this event about poetry,' Mr Carney said.

A breakdown by race (self-identified) and gender turns up one glaring difference.

“A little wince.” In a piece for Essence in 2010, that’s how Jill Scott described her reaction when a black male friend told her he had married a white woman. All of my black girlfriends have also admitted to The Wince. And if it’s between a black woman and a black man with a white woman on his arm or vice versa, it’s something else entirely.

Interracial Marriage The Pew Research organization recently published a report on interracial marriages (Marrying Out) using data from the 2008 U. Census Current Population Survey and one striking statistic jumped out at me.

Interracial marriages in general have been rising exponentially since state bans on them were lifted in 1967 - but they haven't been rising at all evenly.