Pancake Days is Happy Days – Aunt Jemima

circa 1938 - clipping bought in a junk store near Junction City OR

circa 1938 - clipping bought in a junk store near Junction City OR

Whomever wrote this copy should have been boiled in corn syrup.

courtesy of Wikipedia

courtesy of Wikipedia

Courtesy of Slate dot com

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From Uncle Bens to Aunt Jemima: The History of Racist Spokespersons in Media
Uncle Ben, CEO? The strange history of racist spokescharacters. By David Segal

Today, no company would be dumb enough to build a brand around a black servant, but the ones now in supermarkets have been grandfathered in, rendered innocuous by the passage of time, image overhauls, and judicious wardrobe adjustments. But it’s worth remembering what these spokescharacters truly are: a final, living vestige of Jim Crow America. – David Segal

One response to “Pancake Days is Happy Days – Aunt Jemima

  1. rite now im in class and it is black histry month,,,,some kids were joking about how they should do aunt jeminma and we just found out that its rascist wowss