The family in this commercial looks a lot like my family, and that makes me happy.
Know what doesn’t make me happy? The fact that Cheerios had to disable the comments on this YouTube video because there was so much outrage that they’d dare show an interracial family in their commercial. C’mon, Internets! It’s 2013 and we’re better than that.
Know what makes me happy again? That Cheerios is standing behind this commercial. They told Gawker, “At Cheerios, we know there are many kinds of families and we celebrate them all.”
I’m suddenly craving a bowl of cereal.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-are-hating-on-this-little-girls-family-its-time-to-get-mad-internet
Comedian Louis CK shares a thought in this hilarious animated short that has come up a few times in my brain as well. Leave it to him to put it in a super succinct way, though!
NSFW: Louis drops an F-bomb.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-history-lesson-that-might-make-you-think-twice-about-a-word-some-people-still-use-incorrectly
54 million people have some sort of physical handicap. These can range from color blindness to deafness, muscular dystrophy, and more. But most video games are not designed to accommodate folks that could really benefit from being able to do what gamers do.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-they-can-make-a-horse-umm-do-things-in-video-games-why-can-t-they-make-games-accessible-bw2-8c
In 1963, the marchers on Washington demanded jobs and freedom. Fifty years later, do they have them?
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No doubt about it, Cameron Russell has won the genetic lottery. But this supermodel knows more than anyone that looks aren’t everything. In a breathtaking eight minutes, watch as she critiques the fashion industry, inspires our daughters, and shows how our narrow definitions of beauty and racial profiling are two sides of the same coin.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-only-you-could-photoshop-a-mind-like-this
Yeah, this is kind of goofy. But so is not allowing guide dogs in your establishment.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/store-owners-who-dont-allow-guide-dogs-could-be-in-for-some-serious-trouble
I’m gonna trade you ALL of the official Nelson Mandela tributes for this one performance by 11-year-old Botlhale Boikanyo. The mini-poet blew away the judges of “SA’s Got Talent” over a year before Mandela died. Her delightful poem is way too good to stay hidden on the Internet, so press play and if you like it, share it.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-waited-a-while-to-make-sure-that-this-is-the-best-nelson-mandela-tribute-6
The Question Bridge is about creating a digital platform for black males to have a dialogue about issues that affect them most. They are then displayed for the public to expose the population to this ongoing dialogue and its discoveries. I love it because men in general have such a hard time expressing themselves, and this format might be a gateway to new ways of discussing sensitive topics.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-have-never-asked-myself-this-many-questions-before-taking-a-bite-of-watermelon
The Latino vote makes more of a difference now than ever. With many states so evenly split, Latino voters could easily mean the difference between a Republican and a Democrat in office.
Here’s the map without the chart for reference.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/map-the-16-states-where-the-latino-vote-will-decide-the-elections-this-fall