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Lunacy Getting rid of racially labeled products.

CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Uncle P's pancake mix and white rice.


Uncle P's pancake mix and white rice.
(CNN)Make em say "Yum" Na-nah na-nah!
Master P has launched a line of "Uncle P" food products to offer consumers a Black-owned alternative to brands that use Black names and imagery, but don't often give back to Black communities.
The New Orleans rapper and serial entrepreneur told CNN that he had always assumed brands like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's were Black-owned. It wasn't until recently, when some brands began to be phased out for perpetuating harmful racial stereotypes, that he learned about their problematic histories -- and decided to do something about it.
His new line of "Uncle P's Louisiana Seasoned" food products includes rice, beans, grits, pancake mix, syrup and oatmeal. A portion of the profits will go towards educating inner city kids and assisting elderly people in Black communities across the United States.



"When you look at Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, a lot of those products are mockeries of African-American people and couldn't even feed our communities. With Uncle P, the more we make, the more we can give.

This could include names of schools or sports franchises. Places named after confederate soldiers is that too political? I personally don’t like military bases named after a confederate general. They wanted slavery to continue.

I know a broad subject.

The company had previously said the names of international-themed products that were intended to promote inclusiveness, such as Trader José and Trader Ming’s, “may now have the opposite effect.”



A petition created last month said that Trader Joe’s “exoticizes other cultures” with certain branded products, like its Trader José beer.




The California-based grocery chain said it’s working to phase out stereotypical names it has attached to foreign foods, such as “Trader José’s” for Mexican cuisine, “Trader Ming’s” for Chinese products and “Arabian Joe’s” for Middle Eastern dishes.
“While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect — one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Kenya Friend-Daniel said in a statement.
Trader Joe’s is the latest company to scrap racially insensitive brands amid a nationwide movement against racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Quaker Oats announced plans last month to get rid of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand name, which it said was rooted in a “racial stereotype.” Mars Inc. similarly said it is “evolving” the Uncle Ben’s rice brand, while Conagra Foods is reviewing its Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup line.
Trader Joe’s revealed the plans following the launch of an online petition urging the company to ditch “racist” brand names that prop up ethnic stereotypes and treat other cultures as exotic.

All those product names made me laugh, Trader Jose’s Beer. They sure didn’t give them much thought.
 
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Stevenski

Enter the Dragon
Staff member
These kind of threads can get political due to the subject matter at hand. Anyone posting in this thread needs to keep the forum rules front of mind.

Now that said brands that are based off racist caricatures should be rebranded at a minimum.

In Australia we had issues with a classic biscuit called a "Golliwog" & it had to be rebranded. Didn't taste any different & made no difference in my eyes. That particular biscuit name is from another time & needed changing.

On the other hand we have a cheese brand called "Coon". Some want the name changed for obvious reasons. The issue is the cheese is named after the founder of the company. Anyone with half a brain can see there is no correlation between the racial slur & cheese company.

Common sense should be applied but stuff like that is not so common in the current climate. If it is offensive it is offensive.
 

bulllee

Well-Known Member
These kind of threads can get political due to the subject matter at hand. Anyone posting in this thread needs to keep the forum rules front of mind.

Now that said brands that are based off racist caricatures should be rebranded at a minimum.

In Australia we had issues with a classic biscuit called a "Golliwog" & it had to be rebranded. Didn't taste any different & made no difference in my eyes. That particular biscuit name is from another time & needed changing.

On the other hand we have a cheese brand called "Coon". Some want the name changed for obvious reasons. The issue is the cheese is named after the founder of the company. Anyone with half a brain can see there is no correlation between the racial slur & cheese company.

Common sense should be applied but stuff like that is not so common in the current climate. If it is offensive it is offensive.
What's offensive to you may not be offensive to me or other people. Who are you to make that call ?
 

Stevenski

Enter the Dragon
Staff member
What's offensive to you may not be offensive to me or other people. Who are you to make that call ?
In this thread I am staff. In real life if say brand X is represented by a racist carricture & people of said ethnicity take offense then that is that. It is not for me to decide. They already have. Not to say there aren't increasing knee jerk reactions for the most minor perceived offence but that is usually those who are more of the SJW bang your drum loudest mentality not seeking actual change.
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
hahaha....and none of you better make chicken noodle soup or Jewish Grandmothers across the nation will rise up in revolt for your cultural appropriation! LOL

And Chun King better watch out...they are on the list too! :rofl:
 

I'm Ron Burgundy?

Human Being
All this shit is so fucking petty and meaningless.
who’s throwing up their arms about Aunt Jemima? Lol give me a fucking break

this political correctness/sjw is just getting out of control

Green lives matter. Pot heads unite!
 

CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Will probably change the name of Washington Redskins, a National Football League team in the US

The packaging of Allen’s Red Skins was changed a few years ago to plain red and purple.
The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the
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NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Eskimo Pie is changing its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar, the latest brand to reckon with racially charged logos and marketing

oh no I didn’t think about Eskimo pies
 
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CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
The Frito Bandito
The Frito Bandito
OK. Here’s your “Question of the day”: What popular product “mascot” was discontinued almost 40 years ago for being overly offensive to Mexicans?

Answer: The Frito Bandito.

Everybody loves Fritos corn chips, right? But even a popular product like Fritos can make questionable decisions.

As a kid I loved this character!
 
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deep_meditation

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I think the last Sambos restaurant changed its name a few years ago. Pretty bad name for a restaurant. I know it "came from" a combination of the owner's names but still - give me a break, lol.
 

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