In 2013. Saw this on Buzzfeed, via Twitter: General Mills posted a new Cheerios ad featuring a cute interracial family, and soon had to disable comments because of the hatred and vitriol. “Nazis,” “troglodytes” and “racial genocide” and worse, although as I type, the video does have 2815 likes and 626 dislikes.
I think of this kind of crap when my students say stuff like ‘racism will end when the older generation dies off’. Who the hell do they think posts viciousness on YouTube? It’s young people — it’s not 75-year-old grannies and grandpas.