OK, this project has been rattling around in my head for some months now, so I thought I’d get it out of my system, as it were, once and for all. 108 more words
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Change doesn’t come easy. For popular brands even with controversial images, that seems to be especially true.
The most obvious example is the Washington Redskins football team, which has been embroiled in controversy recently for refusing to change its name despite claims that it is demeaning and prejudicial towards Native Americans. 1,013 more words
By: Fox News
You might be surprised to learn that Aunt Jemima–one of the most recognized faces in syrup and pancake mixes– was a real person. 369 more words
Aunt Jemima‘s descendants are demanding some stacks from Quaker Oats, and we’re not talking about pancakes!
The heirs of Anna Short Harrington, whom you might remember as the face of the Aunt Jemima brand, have filed a class action lawsuit over claims that she’s been exploited for decades. 391 more words
The great-grandchildren of Anna Short Harrington, the woman whose likeness was used for the “Aunt Jemima” logo, are seeking what they say are their just desserts, along with at least $2 billion, in a class action lawsuit brought recently against a group of companies, led by PepsiCo and its subsidiary The Quaker Oats Company, in federal court in Illinois. 460 more words
Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup is one of the most ubiquitious brands in America, which makes it hard to remember that it’s based on a caricature of several black women — but one in particular. 106 more words
Less than 500,000 people around the world identify themselves as Quakers, but that may be about to change. A timely convergence of social transformation and changing spiritual expression may provide an opportunity for Quakers to grow numerically, while continuing to provide social influence greater than their numbers. 350 more words