Some are just based more on sex than love, so we’ve been careful to point out those cases in the notes section below.
In addition, we’ve tried to make a note of any themes that some may find offensive, such as racial violence, misogyny, and so forth, even if a given film may have great artistic or socio-political value.
It hasn’t received negative attention of any note, perhaps because people are less willing to launch hate at an amputee.
It’s interesting to note that with the first Cheerios ad, the black husband and white wife were never in the same room together, and it still was still alarming.
Even after the Swiffer commercial, or the Tide ad which features an Asian woman and black man as a couple, the second Cheerios installment still caused controversy.
In an attempt to share the ad, the MSNBC twitter account posted: “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.” Republican outrage followed.
The American public seems more willing to accept (or ignore) seeing a black woman with a white man than a black man with a white woman.
According to reports, black men have a higher rate of interracial marriage than black women, which means it’s more common, and yet it also launches more racist backlash.
Nichole Perkins is a freelance writer, based in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.For a list of movies featuring black women with white men, click here.Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter.Maybe it’s because white men are seen as improving a black woman’s life, saving her from black men who are more interested in dating white women, if various statistics are to be believed.Regardless, none of these interracial commercials should be targeted for hate.