"Faith in humanity" levels dipped severely last week when a Cheerios commercial featuring a mixed-race family received an abundance of racist backlash online. According to comedian W. Kamau Bell, "This is why we can't have nice things."

On this week's episode of "Totally Biased," Bell showed the heartwarming commercial (and celebrated how much it resembled his own family) before having it all crushed by the Internet's offensive reactions. Watch him break down the controversy in the clip above.

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  • White Power Audi

    We'd make a joke about it being a German car, but we know your mind already went there. (via <a href="http://www.11points.com/Misc/11_Accidentally_Racist_Product_and_Company_Names" target="_hplink">11 Points</a>)

  • Cake

    We really feel for the dad here. How do you tell your innocent kid that his or her sweet gesture is actually ridiculous? (via <a href="http://lieutenantt.tumblr.com/post/1472019098/hahaha" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>)

  • White City

    Wow, we heard of "white flight" before but this is ridiculous! (via <a href="http://failblog.org/2010/08/09/epic-fail-photos-name-fail-15-5/" target="_hplink">Fail Blog</a>)

  • Barney

    Hey! What the hell, Barney? (via <a href="http://www.photobasement.com/barney-is-racist/" target="_hplink">PhotoBasement</a>)

  • Black History Month

    This is has to be the definition of good intentions gone wrong. (via <a href="http://jameth.livejournal.com/3856282.html" target="_hplink">Nature Abhors A Vacuum</a>)

  • Segregation Signs?

    Let's hope these towns were named a long, long time ago. (via <a href="http://www.shipbrook.com/jeff/blog/images/Whitestown-Brownsburg-small.jpg" target="_hplink">Leapfish</a>)

  • KKK

    "Not Quite Perfect" is a real understatement here. (via <a href="http://failblog.org/2009/01/01/tiny-flaw-big-fail/" target="_hplink">Fail Blog</a>)

  • i.Beat blaxx

    Yikes... No matter how many x's you put on there it's pretty obvious what "i.Beat Blaxx" sounds like. (via <a href="http://www.11points.com/Misc/11_Accidentally_Racist_Product_and_Company_Names" target="_hplink">11 Points</a>)

  • Corkscrew

    The addition of "waiter" in this description doesn't really do much good, does it? (via <a href="http://www.bsideblog.com/images/2008/08/crate-barrel.jpg" target="_hplink">bsideblog.com</a>)

  • Nazi Fail

    There's something about that daybed that just doesn't sit well with us, but we can't put our finger on it... (via <a href="http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/128914914137217939.jpg" target="_hplink">Fail Blog</a>)

  • Street Sign

    A sign that implies both segregation <em>and</em> racial slurs? Someone at the highway department is getting fired for this. (via <a href="http://nothatingjustsaying.blogspot.com/2009/01/names-of-roads-in-mississippi.html" target="_hplink">Not Hating Just Saying</a>)

  • Black Kid's Desk

    "Kid's Desk In Black" would have been a better way to put it, no? (via <a href="http://www.11points.com/Misc/11_Accidentally_Racist_Product_and_Company_Names" target="_hplink">11 Points</a>)