Aunt Jemima Changing Name & Logo, Along With Uncle Ben…


Date: June 22, 2020

01) Aunt Jemima Changing Name & Logo, Along With Uncle Ben


I first encountered this campaign to banish Aunt Jemima [Uncle Ben, etc.] in the 1990’s…

…They haven’t been too interested in making these changes the last few decades…Not until now, after people are taking to the streets…and they’re probably getting really worried this might come back around to bite them.

As icons go…I have to ask, what happens when an icon transcends it’s original meaning or intent?…

I grew up with these successful, national brands…If you’d have asked me to describe Aunt Jemima…I’d have said she was a smiling southern lady wearing a dew rag…and not thought much else about it..because an icon that old doesn’t really have many old enough left, to genuinely connect it with racism and slavery…does it?…

You’d have to go searching for this information, in order to ever know anything about it.

What I find trippy…is that Mrs. Butterworth’s pancake syrup is also pulled into this…

…the magical bottle of syrup that comes to life and talks in the commercials…

If you’d have asked me to guess her biological race…I’d have honestly said she was probably white…she seemed like a classic, English maid…Nothing about that character ever made me presume it was supposed to be black…I mean, the color of the bottle was very dark…but it was a pancake syrup bottle…what other color was it supposed to be?

It feels crazy after all this time, being told that Mrs. Butterworth is black.

I’m at a loss as to how this translates into being “racist”, though…but it sounds like they’ve succeeded in banishing Mrs. Butterworth, also…

…and that black cook on the Cream of Wheat boxes.

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The REAL Reason Amy Klobuchar Removed Herself From VP Consideration…


Date: June 22, 2020

01) The REAL Reason Amy Klobuchar Removed Herself From VP Consideration


“The DNC is terrified to have a progressive as part of the Biden administration.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday night removed herself from consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate, citing the ongoing national discussion about racial injustice and police brutality to suggest the former vice president should choose a woman of color.

“This is a historic moment, and America must seize on this moment. And I truly believe as, I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket,” Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/18/politics/biden-vice-president-amy-klobuchar/index.html

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These Trump Ads Were So INSANE Even Facebook Rejected Them…


Date: June 21, 2020

01) These Trump Ads Were So INSANE Even Facebook Rejected Them


“Trump is using Nazi dog whistles.

Facebook on Thursday took down Trump campaign ads against antifa that prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to The Hill.

“We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate,” Facebook said in a statement. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”

The ads featured an inverted red triangle, which was used by Nazis to identify political opponents including communists, social democrats and liberals at concentration camps.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/503421-facebook-takes-down-trump-ads-featuring-symbol-used-by-nazis-to-mark

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Police Gun Down 18-YEAR-OLD Security Guard…


Date: June 21, 2020

01) Police Gun Down 18-YEAR-OLD Security Guard


“Police brutality needs to end now.

An investigation is underway after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot an auto shop security guard in Gardena Thursday evening.

Family members identified the victim to CBSLA as 18-year-old Andres Guardado.

Citation:
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/06/19/lasd-deputies-shoot-kill-security-guard-gardena-andres-guardado/

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The BEST Karen Video EVER?…


Date: June 21, 2020

01) The BEST Karen Video EVER?


“Karen gives a furious anti-mask presentation, you don’t wanna miss this.

Video of die-hard Donald Trump supporter Deborah Baber’s impassioned speech to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on June 16 went viral on Twitter. Dubbed as “Ventura County Karen,” the clip of Baber singing “God Bless America” and saying she refuses to wear a mask because she is “not a terrorist” and “not a sex slave” has been viewed over a million times.

“I am not into sadomasochism and bondage. I am not a burglar. I am not a pandering politician like we see here, and here, and here,” she said, pointing at the board members individually. “I am a proud Trump Republican — TRUMP Republican — yearning to be free again. Who are you? Victim or victor?

Citation:
https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/ventura-county-karen-deborah-baber-video/

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