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Your Tasty Aunt Jemima Breakfast Is Built On The Exploitation Of Two Dead Women

Your Tasty Aunt Jemima Breakfast Is Built On The Exploitation Of Two Dead Women

The descendents of two women who played the role of Aunt Jemima in the early days of the Pearl Milling Company are suing for a share of a century’s worth of pancake and syrup sales. I don’t know whether these families have a case or not, but I do know that there’s something seriously messed up about selling breakfast food using romanticized imagery of happy, cheerful slave women. More »