Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield beach, Fl-Quaker Oats announced they are retiring the Aunt Jemima brand stating its origins are based on racial stereotypes. The brand which has been a staple in American homes for 130 years,
After a national awakening after the death of George Floyd while handcuffed and in police custody, many corporations are rethinking the names of old brands that are hurtful.
Late this afternoon Mars Inc.based in Hackettstown NJ, the candy giant and parent company of Uncle Ben’s announced they to will be changing the name and added the following in a statement released to the media,
“We know we have a responsibility to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustices.”
“Racism has no place in society. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, our Associates and our partners in the fight for social justice,”