Your scope…Facebook finds

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about disciplinary regulations within the school system. Here are some of your answers…

 

Question:

“A Philadelphia FOX affiliate recently posted this still shot from a Cheerios commercial that depicts a bi-racial couple and their daughter, explaining that the cereal company received a great deal of backlash from the advertisement.

What do you think? It’s the 21st century, slavery’s long gone, shouldn’t everyone be “okay” with seeing couples of different races?”

 

Your Answers*:

“I think the commercial is perfectly adorable. I didn’t even think of a race issue the first time I saw it. There is nothing morally, Biblically or socially wrong with blended race families.” – Nancy Armbrust Klebe

“It is truly sad that we even have to have discussions like these. One has to wonder if the backlash would have been there if one of the couple was Native American, Asian or Hispanic instead of African American. It shouldn’t even be an issue.” – Dave Caldwell

“People need to listen to the message. Last time I heard good health and healthy eating habits were for all people not just one color or race.” – Kimberly Pointer Page

“They’re worried bout mixed racial couples???!!! lets get the gays out of our faces…at least the commercial is a man and a woman” – Jan Hume

“Race will always be an issue in the US. We are a country of immigrants–a tossed salad of different parts that work well together. As long as people need to build themselves up by tearing others down, we will have situations like this one. I love seeing the diversity in the media that I see in our world each day. I see it as a celebration of what is awesome about America. Yet, I can understand the need of small-minded people to separate, judge, persecute, vilify, threaten, and dismiss diversity in favor of glorifying themselves. I also see the comments posted to YouTube as cowardice since most of the nasty and mean statements were posted anonymously. I applaud the Times for provoking the discussion.” – Deneen Shepherd

 

We asked, you told. Keep an eye on the Bowling Green Times Facebook page for our “The Bowling Green Times wants to know…” questions. Your answers may be featured in the Your Scope column.

 

*All answers are shown in context

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