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Cancel culture has resulted in the rebranding of the iconic pancake syrup: Aunt Jemima.
While far left social justice warriors may be happy that the pancake syrup is rebranding, the families of "Aunt Jemima" herself are not happy.
In fact, the great-grandson of "Aunt Jemima" called the rebranding a great "injustice."
These comments come from Larnell Evans Sr., whose great grandmother, Anna Short Harrington, replaced the original Aunt Jemima, Nancy Green.
Larnell Evans Sr. claims that his great grandmother continued to serve all those people… AFTER slavery. According to him, she took great pride in her job.
Evans is offended and devastated that the company is trying to "erase" his family's history.
But it's not just Evans…
There are multiple women who have portrayed Aunt Jemima, and multiple reports suggest that their families are equally upset about the rebranding.
More details below:
Ever since the death of George Floyd, radical leftists have attempted to re-write American history.
While doing it under the guise of social and racial justice, the families of "Aunt Jemima" are distraught at their actions.
Black Enterprise confirms Larnell Evans Sr.'s comments:
According to The Blaze, Larnell Evans Sr. believes Quaker Oats, which owns the brand, is trying to rewrite history. Quaker Oats announced last week that it will rename and rebrand the line due to the “racial stereotypes” it portrays.
“This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” Evans said. “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people.”
“This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A Black female,” Evans added. “It hurts.”
Evans’ great-grandmother, Anna Short Harrington, replaced the original Aunt Jemima, Nancy Green, a former enslaved woman, as the face of the Aunt Jemima brand in the early 1920s.
“She worked for that Quaker Oats for 20 years. She traveled all the way around the United States and Canada making pancakes as Aunt Jemima for them,” Evans explained.
“This woman served all those people, and it was after slavery. She worked as Aunt Jemima. That was her job,” he continued. “How do you think I feel as a Black man sitting here telling you about my family history they’re trying to erase?”
The danger with "cancel culture" is that it's re-writing all of history.
We have a shared history that has created who we are today as Americans.
No country's history is perfect, but our history is a story of people uniting together to achieve a better future where liberty and justice are available for ALL.
There's another family who is upset and hurt by the re-branding.
The New York Post has details about another family in Texas who took pride in Lillian Richard, who was "Aunt Jemima" in 1925:
The family of a Texas woman who once portrayed Aunt Jemima has called on the breakfast brand to reconsider its decision to scrap the ubiquitous portrait from its products.
Vera Harris said the family takes pride in Quaker Oats scouting her second cousin Lillian Richard to become a brand representative in 1925, news station KLTV reported.
“She was considered a hero in [her hometown of] Hawkins, and we are proud of that. We do not want that history erased,” Harris said.
Harris said Richard worked for the company for 23 years, traveling around as Aunt Jemima to serve pancakes until she suffered a stroke.
“She made an honest living out of it for a number of years. She toured around Texas,” Harris said, noting there “wasn’t a lot of jobs, especially for black women back in that time.”
Harris said the family was upset by Quaker Oats’ announcement last week that it would rebrand Aunt Jemima products because the character’s origins are “based on a racial stereotype.”
The family then added, “I wish we would take a breath and not just get rid of everything, because good or bad, it is our history. Removing that wipes away a part of me — a part of each of us."
We learn from our history, both the good and the bad.
And we celebrate the high points in our history that have allowed us to become the greatest nation on earth!
If the family members of the various "Aunt Jemima"s are upset with the rebranding, then it should make all of us rethink the wisdom in erasing history.