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- Aunt Jemima History
- Aunt Jemima – Wikipedia
- Just How Racist was Aunt Jemima? – Gawker
- Slave in a Box – The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima by M.M. Manring – U. of VA Press
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