Aunt Jemima Is Still Around….

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November 22, 2012 by amz1ng

Aunt Jemima syrup has been around for over a century developed in 1889, by 1893, it was showcased in many US stores, as you can see there is a bit of a difference between the Aunt Jemima photo from the early 1900’s to the current picture featured below. Being an African American women I am extremely offended every time I hear the name and or see a picture of Aunt Jemima. Aunt Jemima is a racist stereotype against black women its more than just a box of pancake mix or a bottle of syrup, it’s a statement. Times have changed, Aunt Jemima was a name that was used when referring to a maid, yes the first picture says it all, heavy-set black women with a scarf tied to her head and a big gleaming smile representing a subservient life. referring to the picture below, Quaker Oats Company changed the face of the bottle after much-needed controversy, but it didn’t change what the ICON and name portrays for the African-American woman, yet again were back at square one with petitions and arguments. To read more on the history of Aunt Jemima Please visit

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