09/10/2013 11:17 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2013

Will Interracial Relationships Ever Be Common On TV?


I'm usually skeptical of advertising. I know companies spend millions of dollars hoping that their body lotion or paper towels or lunch meat will bring me to tears.

But ads are powerful. They're a form of media where we see representations of ourselves and our society, just like on TV shows they interrupt. And it's rare to see people like me--with a black father and a white mother--represented in ads.

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