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Cream of Wheat, Mrs. Butterworth confront race in packaging
By DEE-ANN DURBINJune 18, 2020

A box of Cream of Wheat is displayed on a counter, Thursday, June 18, 2020 in White Plains, N.Y. Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos. B&G Foods Inc., which makes Cream of Wheat hot cereal, said it is initiating “an immediate review” of its packaging. A smiling black chef holding a bowl of cereal has appeared on Cream of Wheat packaging and in ads since at least 1918, according to the company's web site. (AP Photo/Donald King)

Colgate, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos.

The soul-searching comes in the wake of PepsiCo’s announcement Wednesday that it’s renaming its Aunt Jemima syrup brand. Mars Inc. says it’s also reviewing its Uncle Ben’s rice brand.

New York-based Colgate-Palmolive Co. said Thursday it is working with its Chinese partner, Hawley & Hazel Chemical Co., on changes to its Darlie brand toothpaste.

The toothpaste, which is popular in Asia, was called Darkie when it was first introduced in the 1930s. Packages featured a drawing of a minstrel singer in blackface with a wide smile; a Hawey & Hazel executive came up with the logo after visiting the United States and seeing Al Jolson perform. The Chinese name on the box translated to “black man toothpaste.”
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Colgate-Palmolive acquired a 50% stake in Hawley in 1985. In 1989, the name of the toothpaste was changed to Darlie and the logo was changed to a racially ambiguous figure in a top hat. But Colgate said the product is under further review.

“We are currently working with our partner to review and further evolve all aspects of the brand, including the brand name,” the company said in a statement.

B&G Foods Inc., which makes Cream of Wheat hot cereal, said Wednesday it is initiating “an immediate review” of its packaging. A smiling black chef holding a bowl of cereal has appeared on Cream of Wheat packaging and in ads since at least 1918, according to the company’s web site.

“We understand there are concerns regarding the Chef image, and we are committed to evaluating our packaging and will proactively take steps to ensure that we and our brands do not inadvertently contribute to systemic racism,” Parsippany, New Jersey-based B&G said in a statement.

Chicago-based Conagra Brands, which makes Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup, said its bottles — which are shaped like a matronly woman — are intended to evoke a “loving grandmother.” But the company said it can understand that the packaging could be misinterpreted. Critics have long claimed that the bottle’s design is rooted in the “mammy” stereotype.

“We understand that our actions help play an important role in eliminating racial bias and as a result, we have begun a complete brand and packaging review on Mrs. Butterworth’s,” Conagra said in a statement.

The changes are the latest signal of the powerful cultural moment unleashed by the Black Lives Matter protests, which have spread around the world and prompted companies to rethink their policies and products.

On Thursday, Yelp announced it was partnering with My Black Receipt, a group that is encouraging people to spend $5 million at black-owned businesses through July 4. Yelp said it’s adding a free search function for consumers to easily find businesses that identify themselves as black owned.
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Racism in Collapse
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Currently keeping pace as the top story in the news cycle with Coronavirus. From CHAZ to CHOP to BLM to Statue Toppling and of course George Floyd, anger over the racial divide has gone Global in all the Colonial Powers of the Western States. In today's video we disuss these issues and how things may progress as we move further down the Collapse Highway.


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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2020, 10:55:44 AM »
Racism in Collapse now up to 16 views after just 6 hours.   :icon_sunny:

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/23/seattle-reclaiming-chop-zone-protesters-after-shootings/3240404001/

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free CHOP autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators
Dennis Wagner
USA TODAY


In the wake of two shootings last weekend -- one of them fatal -- Seattle officials announced Monday they plan to dismantle a six-block “police-free zone” held by demonstrators in the heart of the city for more than two weeks.

"It's time for people to go home," said Mayor Jenny Durkan, referring to the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHOP) that has been occupied by activists since June 8.

Durkan, accompanied by police Chief Carmen Best at the public announcement, declined to say exactly how the area will be cleared if protesters resist, but stressed that the change will be “peaceful and in the near future.”

Amid nationwide protests against police abuses following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, hundreds of demonstrators occupied an area around Seattle's Anderson Park, and police abandoned a neighborhood precinct house.

The activists set up tents and created a carnival-like area with music, discussion groups and shared food. While the site was mostly peaceful, there has been crime and property damage and, over the weekend, deadly gunfire.

A 19-year-old man was killed and one wounded in a shooting incident Saturday, and another person was wounded Sunday. Seattle police said officers who responded to the former incident faced a "violent crowd" that denied them safe access to the crime scene.

The shootings remain under investigation, with no arrests.

Durkan put her foot down Monday, declaring, “The continued disorder, the violence, and the impacts on residents and businesses are not just at odds with a message of justice and equity, they cannot continue to occur. We are working with the community to bring this to an end. Capitol Hill belongs to everyone in the city.”

Some local activists also may have decided it may be time to disband. Station KUOW reported that Andre Taylor, head of a group pushing for police accountability, urged activists not to confuse their cause with a place.

Taylor said he asked leaders of the group, "Are you willing to die? And not only are you willing to die, are you willing to take the responsibility of someone who dies on your watch?"

In posts on Twitter, Durkan vowed to "re-imagine policing" in the city. She also wrote,

"On Capitol Hill and across Seattle, we need to have true community space — with connections to community-based organizations, health clinics, and restorative justice programs — that will help us move forward together to dismantle generations of systemic racism."
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For those of you who do not know,  Woodrow Wilson was a follower and spokesman for the Eugenics Movement, which contended that Blacks were an Inferior Race.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466559/Princeton-strips-Woodrow-Wilsons-prestigious-public-policy-school.html

Princeton strips Woodrow Wilson's name from prestigious public policy school and college because of his 'racist thinking and policies'

    Princeton on Saturday stripped Wilson's name from a school and college
    University cited the 28th president's 'racist thinking and policies' for the move
    Wilson, a Democrat, oversaw the segregation of the federal government

By Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 14:05 EDT, 27 June 2020 | Updated: 18:16 EDT, 27 June 2020


Princeton has stripped the name of 28th President Woodrow Wilson from a college and public policy school due to his 'racist thinking.'

Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber announced on Saturday the institution will remove Wilson's name from its public policy school and a residential college.

'On my recommendation, the board voted to change the names of both the School of Public and International Affairs and Wilson College,' Eisgruber said in a statement.

He added: 'the trustees concluded that Woodrow Wilson's racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms.'
Princeton University's president announced Saturday the institution will remove President Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school (above) and a residential college

Princeton University's president announced Saturday the institution will remove President Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school (above) and a residential college
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Re: 👮‍♂️ 👨🏿‍🦲 Racial Conflict in Collapse
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2020, 11:51:45 AM »
Woodrow Wilson has been dead for 96 years and was President of Princeton University October 25, 1902 – October 21, 1910.  Disrespecting the dead is gauche.  They can't defend themselves.

Removing his name is rewriting history.  I'm disgusted. 

The memory of WWII was fresh when I was born.  I was blessed with a decent education and I learned what fascism was and how America was supposed to be different.  Now the fable of Animal Farm becomes an American tale as fascism sweeps America and people declare themselves above the law.  The oppressed become the oppressors who now erase all the history they don't like.

I lived long enough to watch basic values erode.  Refined values about justice, equity tolerance and right ways to live in a world with a long and painful history of behaving otherwise.



And I lived long enough to learn that many of my contemporaries never learned the lessons provided.  They mouthed the same words but when it came to show real understanding they did a Bernie Sanders and did not stand up and be counted.

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Re: 👮‍♂️ 👨🏿‍🦲 Racial Conflict in Collapse
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2020, 12:00:12 PM »
Woodrow Wilson has been dead for 96 years and was President of Princeton University October 25, 1902 – October 21, 1910.  Disrespecting the dead is gauche.  They can't defend themselves.

Removing his name is rewriting history.  I'm disgusted. 

The memory of WWII was fresh when I was born.  I was blessed with a decent education and I learned what fascism was and how America was supposed to be different.  Now the fable of Animal Farm becomes an American tale as fascism sweeps America and people declare themselves above the law.  The oppressed become the oppressors who now erase all the history they don't like.

I lived long enough to watch basic values erode.  Refined values about justice, equity tolerance and right ways to live in a world with a long and painful history of behaving otherwise.



And I lived long enough to learn that many of my contemporaries never learned the lessons provided.  They mouthed the same words but when it came to show real understanding they did a Bernie Sanders and did not stand up and be counted.

Look for Trump to stand up a screening of "Birth of a Nation" like Wilson did any minute now.

Love it when white people talk about "eroding values." Yeah.

And let me know when "the oppressed become the oppressors." When activists drive cars into crowds. When the police try the gas and the flash bangs on the heavily armed cosplayers. Let me know when that happens. Let me kn ow when anything besides the symbolic changes.
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

 

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