Aunt Jemima Has a New Name After 131 Years: The Pearl Milling Company

Quaker Oats announced it would drop the name Aunt Jemima last summer after the killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests over racial inequality.

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Trader Joe’s Defends Product Labels Criticized as Racist

The company had previously said the names of international-themed products that were intended to promote inclusiveness, such as Trader José and Trader Ming’s, “may now have the opposite effect.”

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Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the ‘Real Aunt Jemima’

A nanny and cook, she played the part as the pancake flour company that employed her perpetuated a racial stereotype. She died 97 years ago in Chicago.

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Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Skin-Whitening Lotions

The Neutrogena and Clean & Clear products, which were advertised as dark-spot reducers and were sold in Asia and the Middle East, will soon come off the shelves, the manufacturer said.

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Aunt Jemima Is Gone, Time to End Other Racist Branding

Companies and sports teams are trying to correct America’s painful history of overtly hurtful advertising. But not all.

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Uncle Ben and Mrs. Butterworth Feel the Heat Following Aunt Jemima Announcement

The protests over police brutality and racism have led several companies to reconsider how they use African-American stereotypes in marketing.

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Quaker to Change Aunt Jemima Name and Image Over ‘Racial Stereotype’

Quaker Oats, which owns the 131-year-old brand, said it would change the packaging as it worked “to make progress toward racial equality.”

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