Remember the cute 2013 Cheerios commercial featuring a mix family, and the polarizing social media commentary that it generated? General Mills stood firm following up with another execution, and years later enforcing diversity in all of its vendors. Mix-raced families are not new in America. Lori Tharps book “Same family, different colors” narrates the history of mix color families in the country. Interesting NYT review on a phenomenon on the rise.