For 130 years, Aunt Jemima, a popular breakfast foods brand, has been featured on Quaker’s pancake mix and syrup, etc..
In light of elevated racial tensions stoked by radical marxist organizations, such as ANTIFA & Black Lives Matter, a spokesperson from Quaker Foods North America stated their reason to discontinue the brand –
…to make progress toward racial equality.Kristin Kroepfl
This statement followed a recent TV appearance on NBC’s Today Show by an associate professor from Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center, who exclaimed –
Aunt Jemima is that kind of stereotype that is premised on this idea of Black inferiority and otherness. It is urgent to expunge our public spaces of a lot of these symbols that for some people are triggering and represent terror and abuse.Riche Richardson
Terror and abuse???
As the left continues a campaign of social pressure to erase history, to cancel culture, to remove monuments and blur reality, they once again diminish the contributions of individual role models – in this case, Nancy Green.
The following text has been paraphrased from a transcript of The Rush Limbaugh Show on June 17, 2020…
Aunt Jemima was a real person named Nancy Green, a former slave. She was the first of several African-American models hired to promote a corporate trademark, and was offered a lifetime contract by Quaker Oats to promote the pancake mix. This marked the beginning of a major promotional push by the company that included thousands of personal appearances and merchandising; hence, she had a prominent role in the establishment of a brand that became leading in its category. She subsequently used her stature as a spokesperson to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights. And, as one of the first African-American missionary workers, she helped organize the Olivet Baptist Church.