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No, Breakfast Cereal Is Not ‘Teaching Kids Racism’

A comic book writer fought a social justice battle and appeared to win on Twitter after he pointed out something he saw as racism in action – an illustration on the back of a cereal box.

Kelloggs quickly apologized after Saladin Ahmed asked why “the only brown corn pop” on a cereal box was “the janitor.”

If you look hard enough for racism anywhere, you will find it. Glenn didn’t hold back as he lampooned this story on today’s show.

Read our full explainer of Kelloggs’ accidental “racism” here.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Did you find yourself inexplicably offended this morning, or do you have that unsettled feeling, but you don't know why?

If this is you, I think I know the answer. Quickly, retrace your morning. What have you done? What were you when you got up? I'm guessing -- I'm only guessing here, but I think it's a pretty good guess that you probably ate a big bowl of corn pops for breakfast. I know, I know. It's uncanny. Glenn, how do you do it? How could you possibly know that I have corn puffs? Because you, my friend, are upset. And it's happened before.

A Marvel comics writer, Soledin HEP Ahmed -- I think I'm mispronouncing his name. I'm pretty sure I am. He suddenly found himself on Tuesday, feeling just as you are now. He was chowing down on a big bowl of corn pops, and he was wiping the sleep from his eyes. And he does what all of us do, read the back of the box.

Well, as he's gazing there be with the back of the cereal box, something caught his eye. There, in the midst of a cartoon depiction of little corn pops, playing and shopping in a mall, there was a darker corn pop, polishing the floor of the corn pop mall.

HEP Exkelsier, he thought to himself. I have found the reason why a sudden creep of offense has now ruined my morning routine. Ahmed sprang to action quicker than one of his superheroes. He needed to wield the power of Twitter. He tweeted. Hey, @KelloggsUS, why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? This is teaching our kids racism.

He sat by his phone, furiously refreshing his time line. The offense was boiling deep, somewhere deep in the pit of his soul. But there it came at 3:26 a.m. A response. There, on Ahmed's Twitter feed, a response from @KelloggsUS: Kellogg is committed to diversity and inclusion. We did not mean to offend. We apologize. The artwork is updated. And please leave us alone. It will soon be in stores.

Victory! Cue the slow motion superhero walkaway. What was now an exploding Twitter time line had changed the world for good.

So if you find yourself offended this morning, pull out your phone. Compose that tweet. Maybe you're not even offended by the same thing that triggered Ahmed. I mean, there is so much to be offended by. So much.

And your cereal box is only the beginning of a long arduous journey, into the land of offense.

Not only is the slightly darker corn pop apparently a janitor. He is also the only corn pop wearing clothes.

So why is it none of the white people, or corn pops, are wearing clothes? Is it possible that there is a Harvey Weinstein or worse yet, another very lightly tanned corn pop in a wheelchair, a George H.W. Bush corn pop that we can't see? And why do they hate all the janitorial arts? There is so much to be offended over these days. I don't want to kill your spirit. Just like Ahmed, there is a superhero in you. Take to social media. Cry racism. Cry sexism. Cry feminism. Cry transgenderism. Offensism. Whateverrism you've got in you. You too can manipulate a giant company, just as powerful as Kellogg's and bring them to their knees. To arms! To arms, America!

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The New Red Scare & Our 'Reality Czars'

The American Red Scare of the 1950s may be one of the most important — and most terrifying — events in our nation's history. It was a witch hunt — an all-out assault — on any American citizen deemed to be a threat simply because of their thoughts.
Led by Senator McCarthy, the House of Un-American Activities Committee destroyed lives. Mere accusations sometimes meant you were stripped of your job and your dignity. Sound familiar?

On Glenn TV tonight, Glenn Beck outlines how we've gone from pursuing alleged communists to pursuing "right-wing extremists." But how are our new "reality czars" defining that? Is it Trump supporters, red-state Republicans, conspiracy-theorist "nut jobs"? Our new Red Scare is here, America. Are you on the list? Later, Donald Trump Jr. joins Glenn to call out this modern McCarthyism and explains the real reason for President Trump's second impeachment trial.

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Jewish Space Lasers & Deplatforming 'MAGA Media' | Ben Shapiro | Ep 96

Behold Ben Shapiro, the Great Wrecker of Libs himself. From the growing contempt for free speech to the fatal excesses of cancel culture and the forcefulness of so-called racial equity, Ben smashes claims that conservatives don't battle censorship. All of it is fueled by the Left's need for constant revolution and their habitual gaslighting. Seriously, the gaslighting is nonstop: At this very moment, makeshift fencing (aka a wall) surrounds the Capitol. Democrats used to hate walls and borders, but thousands of National Guardsmen occupy Washington, D.C., for unclear reasons, for an indefinite amount of time, and the Democrats are happy about it?

Ben also addresses some of the more "creative" conspiracy theories of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, like Jewish space lasers. And what about the obsession to rid this "cancer" from Congress? Ben says it's all politics: "We're all old enough to remember [before] Marjorie Taylor Greene, it was Steve King, and when it was not Steve King and it was Christine O'Donnell, and when it was not Christine O'Donnell, it was Todd Akin. Meanwhile, I got Nancy Pelosi on the cover of a magazine with Ilhan Omar, and it's like, well, 'that's just the way things go' five minutes after she was about to censure her for her anti-Semitism." Ben ends the show on a strategy to help Democrats and tearful journalists at Politico stop treating conservatives as domestic enemies.

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How Biden will COMPLETE Obama's radical transformation of America

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal the moment in history we went from "America the Free" to "America the Oligarchy." He runs through a terrifying checklist of how much damage has been done since former President Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," and argues the Biden administration is really just Obama 2.0 on steroids, and progressive ideals are being executed at a hyper-accelerated pace.

While Joe Biden signed record numbers of executive actions, the World Economic Forum gathered to further push the Great Reset, and the ideas are nearly identical. There's a very specific reason why the first keynote speaker last week at the World Economic Forum wasn't an expert on free market capitalism, but the president of ... CHINA.

We are hurtling toward an oligarchy where Big Government merges with Big Corporations. They'll have all the power, and according to our betters behind the Great Reset, "You'll own nothing and you'll be happy."

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Democrats are using the GameStop, Reddit saga to CRUSH the underdog

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