In 2020, Quaker Oats will do something brave: they will stop making the “Aunt Jemima” brand to support equality.

A great-grandson of “Aunt Jemima” spoke out against the choice a day after the decision was made public. He said that the family thought it would erase black history and pain. He said that the family was worried that it would just erase black past and pain. “My family and I are the ones who are going to have to pay for this wrongdoing.” Larnell Evans Sr., who spent some time in the Marine Corps, said, “This is a part of my history.” He said that after the business had made money off of slavery for a long time, it was given the job of trying to end the practice.

When white people talk about racism, they often bring up the idea of slavery, which comes from their own point of view. These businesses make money by showing how we were held as slaves. They also decided that my great-grandmother’s history should be erased. a woman who is not white It hurts a lot. Quaker Oats says that the brand will no longer be made for the near future. The product’s image is a picture of Nancy Green, a black woman who used to be a slave. The records show that Quakers called Green a “storyteller, cook, and missionary worker,” even though she was born into slavery.



The first time Green used the “Aunt Jemima” brand name was at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, when she was hired to serve pancakes. When Anna Short Harrington died in 1923, she was given the name “Aunt Jemima” by a Quaker Oats official who had seen her serve pancakes at the New York State Fair. Anna Short Harrington was buried under the name “Aunt Jemima.” Larnell Evans Sr., who was his grandfather, said that Anna Short Harrington was his great-grandmother. She was chosen to play the part in 1935.

Evans said that the woman had worked for Quaker Oats for the past 20 years. As Aunt Jemima, she made pancakes for people all over the United States and Canada.

When this woman was freed from slavery, she took care of all of those people. At her job, she went by the name Aunt Jemima. She was in charge of making sure that thing went well. How do you think I feel, since I’m black and I’m sitting here telling you about my family’s past, which they are trying to erase? Evans is angry that Quaker Oats was able to use a racial stereotype to make money and move on quickly when the time was right. This is because Quaker Oats plans to stop using the name soon.

How many white people grew up watching Aunt Jemima every morning while they ate breakfast? How many businesses run by white people made huge amounts of money without giving us anything? as Evans explained.

“Are they just going to forget what happened in the past and act like it never happened?” Will they not help us in any way at all? How do they get to be in charge?