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Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup 710ml Pack of 2

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Etsy’s 100% renewable electricity commitment includes the electricity used by the data centres that host Etsy. The new Pearl Milling Company brand logo replaces the Aunt Jemima image with what appears to be a 19th century watermill, where flour was ground at the time.

The launch of Pearl Milling comes a year after Quaker Oats said it would retire Aunt Jemima from packaging on its brand of syrup and pancake mixes because it was " based on a racial stereotype. If you just saw it by itself, you’d have no idea it was Aunt Jemima, which had its tie longstanding with pancakes and pancake mix. In retiring the name and character, the company acknowledged that Aunt Jemima’s origins were “based on a racial stereotype. In the 1930s, after Quaker Oats bought the brand, the character was played in a radio series by a white actress who had performed in blackface on Broadway.In June, PepsiCo, Quaker Oat’s parent company, announced that the Aunt Jemima brand would be phased out by the end of September.

She was employed as a cook in the home of a Quaker Oats executive and began pancake demonstrations at her employer's request. After Chris Rutt, a newspaperman, and Charles Underwood came up with the idea for a ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour, Rutt attended a vaudeville show in 1889 where he heard "Aunt Jemima" sung by a blackface performer who was wearing an apron and bandanna headband, according to African American Registry (AAREG). The company specialized in packaging and label design for a number of iconic brands ranging from Marlboro cigarettes to Aunt Jemima to Sara Lee. Nancy didn’t come up with the Aunt Jemima recipe, but she became the first living trademark in the advertising world, per the AAREG. Nancy Green portrayed the Aunt Jemima character at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and was one of the first Black corporate models in the United States.So, what exactly is the history behind Aunt Jemima, and was the controversial character based on a real person? Accused of engaging in racial stereotyping, it was rebranded from Aunt Jemima to Pearl Milling Company by its current owner, PepsiCo, in 2021. In addition to the restaurant, a woman portraying Aunt Jemima was poised at the restaurant to take pictures with its patrons. The term "aunt" and "uncle" in this context was a Southern form of address used with older enslaved peoples.

The use of Black characters to sell home goods to White consumers draws upon stereotypes of African-Americans established during the period of slavery; in particular it references the stereotype of African-Americans in a servile position. On June 17, 2020, Quaker Oats announced that the Aunt Jemima brand would be discontinued and replaced with a new name and image "to make progress toward racial equality". In an announcement on Tuesday by PepsiCo, which owns Aunt Jemima’s parent company Quaker Oats, the pancake-mix and syrup line formally began rebranding itself and moved one step closer to permanently abandoning its 131-year-old name.

This name is a nod to where our delicious products began before becoming a family-favorite breakfast staple,” PepsiCo said of its new Pearl Milling Company branding. In a statement to ABC News, PepsiCo said, "This is a sensitive matter that must be handled thoughtfully and with care. Prior to the Aunt Jemima role, Harper graduated from college at the age of 17, taught elementary school for 2 years, high school mathematics for 10 years, moved to New York City where she performed in The Hot Mikado in 1939 and Harlem Cavalcade in 1942, then toured Europe during and after World War II as one of the Ginger Snaps.

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