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This Macy's Ad Has People Flipping out for an Awful Reason

There's no shortage of racist trolls on social media, which was evident late last week when Twitter users attacked Old Navy for featuring an interracial family in an advertisement.

Just a few days later, racist trolls were back at it again on Twitter.

This time, racist trolls criticized Macy's for posting an ad that appears to show an interracial couple on their wedding day:

Many responses to this ad were both offensive and insensitive:

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When one Twitter user said that mixed race children are gorgeous, another user made a derogatory remark about them.

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While the racist reactions here are unsettling, research has shown there is growing support for interracial relationships in the United States.

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In 2014, data and research organization Gallup revealed that seven in 10 Americans would approve of their child or grandchild having an interracial marriage, although there are still differences in opinions on the matter among races.

Black people are much more likely to approve of interracial marriage than whites, and younger Americans are much more likely to support interracial marriage than their older counterparts. College educated white people are more likely to support interracial marriage than their counterparts with a high school degree or less.

Last year, the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent of multiracial adults are proud of being mixed race, and 59 percent of multiracial adults report that their background has made them more open-minded about different cultures.

“It was kind of an eye-opener to us that multiracial identity, it’s more than just the people who make up a family tree, it’s also a product of experiences or attitudes,” Kim Parker, the director of social trends research at the Pew Research Center, told The New York Times last year of the findings.

[H/T Mic]

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