Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben were daily reminders to Americans at breakfast and dinner time of America’s racist history. Now they’re not. Is cancelling them progress? I don’t know.
Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s to Change Brands Rooted in Racist Imagery
The PepsiCo unit that sells Aunt Jemima products said it would retire the brand because of its origins in racist imagery of black people. Mars said it would change its Uncle Ben’s brand, while Conagra said it was reviewing its Mrs. Butterworth’s bottle.