Aunt Jemima brand to change name, remove image ‘based on a racial stereotype’


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Quaker Foods Of North America says,

“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,” Quaker Oats said, adding that the move is an effort “toward progress on racial equality.”

Daina Ramey Berry, a professor of history at the University of Texas, said,

“the decision to drop the name and the image of Aunt Jemima is significant because the brand normalized a racist depiction of Black women.

  • CNAP says: Diana doesn’t have any problem with Betty Crocker being stereotyped as women belonging in the kitchen. That’s because she’s white. I don’t know why a black woman on a bottle of syrup is a racist depiction of black women. Sexist maybe. But then male chefs put their pictures on their products and nobody complains.

  • Did black women get up and make their kids pancakes every morning? I don’t think so. My mother did once…

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