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BREAKING: Interracial Families Actually Exist

The response to the racist backlash behind the Cheerios ad: "Hi, we exist."

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After Cheerios ran a commercial depicting an interracial family eating breakfast, a racist shitstorm erupted because...interracial families exist and eat breakfast? I'm not sure actually. But Cheerios had to disable the comments on the youtube page before it could get any worse. In response to this racist backlash, a husband-wife duo created the Tumblr We Are The 15 Percent. Simply put - it responds to the racist commenters - we exist.

The Tumblr is a crowd sourced collection of portraits of interracial families and interracial marriages.

From the Tumblr's description:

We've created this site to publicly reflect the changing face of the American family. According to the 2008 census, 15% of new marriages are interracial. And yet, it still feels rare to see something like the Cheerios ad represented in mainstream culture.

Here are some of the photos of families existing and stuff:

NYC, NY
Cupertino, CA
wearethe15percent.com

Cupertino, CA

Austin, TX
Atlanta, GA
wearethe15percent.com

Atlanta, GA

Boulder, CO
wearethe15percent.com

Boulder, CO

Atlanta, GA
wearethe15percent.com

Atlanta, GA

Austell, GA
wearethe15percent.com

Austell, GA

Jackson Heights, NY
wearethe15percent.com

Jackson Heights, NY

NYC, NY
Dayton, OH
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
wearethe15percent.com

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Seattle, Washington
wearethe15percent.com

Seattle, Washington

San Diego, CA
wearethe15percent.com

San Diego, CA

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