Have a Coke and a Bigot

The most all-American brand in America is now called un-American for featuring Americans in its Super Bowl ad.

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But they weren't the kind of Americans that some Americans are comfortable with, which in turn makes Coca-Cola by default un-American. Got that?

Real, patriotic Americans prefer their kind of America to be just one monolithic note of whiteness and English, and since this commercial carried none of that, it was called everything from anti-American to a divisive tool that causes separation. 

On second thought, maybe we have come some distance, because the same ad that caused all the uproar also featured two gay dads. But they barely registered on the bigots' radar.

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. is an associate editor at The Root. Follow him on Twitter.

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