It looks like the Aunt Jemima brand will be removed from the Quaker Oats pancake boxes and syrup, as first reported by NBC News.
Aunt Jemima brand and logo is more than 130-year-old and based on a real woman Nancy Green, who was born into slavery. On the company’s website it stated that Green was a “storyteller, cook and missionary worker.”
“As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations,” the company told NBC.
Even though Aunt Jemima’s appearance has changed multiple times since Green, the brands logo was originally based on racist depiction of slavery.
There have been lots of opinions on what the removal means culturally. I’ve put some of those tweets here below and wonder what readers are thinking about the changes happening in our nation.
There’s a book written about this called “Slave in a Box: The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima”
The Mammy stereotype was often the most “acceptable” way white people interacted with black people. They trusted BW to fix & take care of everything. Thus Jemima worked to sell a product
— KAYA NOVA (@thekayanova) June 17, 2020
This woman got Quaker to nuke its Aunt Jemima brand. All it took was a single TikTok video for a multi-billion dollar company (PepsiCo) to erase one of its most well known products.
Tell me how TikTok and Twitter aren’t inordinately powerful. https://t.co/HApQvFUw8y
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) June 17, 2020
Aunt Jemima brand to change name, remove image
Wait, so now it’s racist to have a black woman represent a product beloved and used by tens of millions of people?
I’m so confused at this point. https://t.co/gJejEZRdGZ
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 17, 2020
For more on this story go to NBC News.
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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social, “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”
Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”
It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.
Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.
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Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.
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Morning. Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.
— Oleksiy Goncharenko (@GoncharenkoUa) January 26, 2023
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F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.
Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.
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