An East Texas family with a relative who portrayed Aunt Jemima isn’t happy that the brand has decided to rename the iconic maple syrup, arguing that the move is erasing their legacy of their deceased great-cousin, Lillian Richard.
Richard portrayed Aunt Jemima in a series of Quaker Oats company promotions, advertisements, and real life events in a career that lasted from the 1920’s to 50’s. She later became a goodwill ambassador for the town of Hawkins, Texas, which was designated the pancake capital of Texas in 1995 in her honor.
Vera Harris, a family historian for the Richard family of Hawkins, explained why the family opposes Quaker Oats’ decision to rename the maple syrup brand in a discussion with WBTV.
“A lot of people want it removed. We want the world to know that our cousin Lillian was one of the Aunt Jemima’s and she made an honest living. We would ask that you reconsider just wiping all that away. There wasn’t a lot of jobs, especially for black women back in that time. She was discovered by Quaker Oats to be their brand person.”
Harris argued that the reasoning behind the renaming ignored the history of the maple syrup brand.
“She was considered a hero on Hawkins, and we are proud of that. We do not want that history erased. 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 are proud of our cousin.”
Critics of the Aunt Jemima imagery claim the character invokes a stereotype stemming from slavery, apparently under the belief that the allusion to traditional American cuisine is racist.
Harris also expressed opposition to the renaming of U.S. military bases, citing the family’s members who have served in the armed forces.
Harvard Graduate Loses Job After Threatening to Stab Anyone Who Says ‘All Lives Matter’ on TikTok
Claira Janover thought she was above cancel culture.
Harvard graduate Claira Janover said that she wanted to stab anyone who says “All Lives Matter” in a TikTok video, and now she is paying the price as a result.
“Standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,” a lachrymose Janover said in another video posted on Wednesday afternoon. “The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything.”
According to Janover’s LinkedIn account, she worked at the UK-based firm Deloitte as an “incoming government and public business service analyst.” She was relieved from her position, as she learns that cancel culture doesn’t just apply to those on the Right who make controversial statements these days.
In her video, Janover complained that she was fired from Deloitte “even though they claim to stand against systematic bias, racism and unequal treatment.” She felt that this ought to give her carte blanche to say racist and hateful things against white people.
Janover decried “the nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘All Lives Matter’” in the infamous video that garnered so much attention and controversy.
“I’ma stab you,” the Connecticut resident said in the post, as she zoomed in tightly on her own face.
She added: “I’ma stab you, and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, I’ma show you my paper cut and say, ‘My cut matters, too.’”
In typical liberal fashion, she has refused to take any responsibility for her actions and is instead choosing to blame Trump supporters for being enraged by her hateful, racist comments.
“Trump supporters took my job away from me,” she said in a different video posted on Wednesday. “I have gotten death threats, rape threats, violent threats. It was OK, but now my future’s entirely compromised because Trump supporters have decided to come for my life.”
“I’m too strong for you. I’m too strong for any of you ‘All Lives Matter,’ racist Trump supporters,” she added. “It sucks. But it doesn’t suck as much as systemic racism. And I’m not going to stop using my platform to advocate for it.”
Janover also demonstrated her extreme lack of professionalism by bashing her former employer for refusing to tolerate her ignorant and violent comments.
“I’m sorry, Deloitte, that you can’t see that,” she said. “That you were cowardice [sic] enough to fight somebody who’s going to make an indelible change in the world and is going to have an impact.”
This little snowflake has learned the hard way that she does not have as much liberal female privilege as she thought she had.
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