Is this an issue because of the success these Black men reach? Was the reason people got so upset about the Cheerios ad not just because it was an interracial family but because it featured a White woman with a Black man?

Some women think this is problematic because the wealth should stay within the Black community, where it is greatly needed.

Others feel Black men should want to celebrate becoming a success with the same kind of woman who was likely supportive of them before they made it big — a Black woman. T golfer Tiger Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren in 2004.

At Talking Points Memo, Nichole Perkins ponders this question, on this, the Holiest of Days for exploring issues concerning life and love (and race, it seems).

"The American public seems more willing to accept (or ignore) seeing a Black woman with a White man than a Black man with a White woman," Perkins writes, arguing that because Americans have long-displayed a "fear of Black male sexuality," our culture has evolved to the point where "Black women dating White men has been promoted as panacea for all the alleged problems Black women face when it comes to dating." Perkins uses a few examples in advertising (a new Swiffer commercial featuring a White man who is disabled and his Black wife) and TV (Scandal) to illustrate her point that White men with Black women are more easily accepted by our society – an argument brought up on Gawker's original post about the negative reaction to the Cheerios ad.

The road for this couple wasn’t as smooth as you would think. Since their divorce was never finalized, they renewed their vows in 2004.

Currently, the couple splits their time between upstate New York and Manhattan, and in 2011, the power couple had another child, Helen Grace De Niro, via surrogate.But the one thing Perkins doesn't discuss here is the role children play in the Cheerios commercials and how important they are in considering the "threat" of interracial relationships.While it's likely that old, old stereotypes about what a "danger" a Black man is to a White woman definitely were at play in the response to the Cheerios commercial, a big part of why people were so riled up about Gracie was because she was the literal fruit of a paring that they didn't want to acknowledge.Regardless of the reason, Jill Scott argues that negative emotions triggered from the sight of interracial relationships come from a past that can only be accepted if we talk about it.After much observation, it is common for Black men who reach success to date white women.The topic of interracial relationships is very emotionally-charged these days.