Quaker Oats announced last week that they are going to retire their Aunt Jemima brand of pancake mix and syrup due to it being based on a racial stereotype.
A great-grandson of one of the women who portrayed the Aunt Jemima character came forward and expressed being offended by the brand’s decision.
Quaker Oats isn’t the only brand removed images inspired by racial stereotypes.
Evans added that he doesn’t agree with these brands ridding their products of these images without giving the families of their former spokespersons some compensation.
“How many white people were raised looking at characters like Aunt Jemima at breakfast every morning?