July 4, 2020
The guy in the apron is my great great grandfather. He owed a grocery store in Vevay, Indiana. The gorgeous lady on the right? Aunt Jemima herself! All the other people around? They were there to meet Aunt Jemima and eat her delicious pancakes! So, tell me again why we are erasing her from her brand? Like she never existed! Like, she didn't get crowds like this at ever grocery store she visited!? I hate this for her legacy. Its obvious from this picture that lots of people loved her, wanted to meet her, and wanted to eat and enjoy her cooking. So so sad.
Did Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth ever engage in illicit relationships? A marriage as sweet as syrup on a pancake!!!! Of course, times were different so it would be marriage in name only since legal betrothal for two bulbous broads, even skinny pretty gals, was definitely illegal.
It's funny you should ask this question, because I just commented a few hours ago something I read about Aunt Jemima: an op-ed from NBC that basically said that symbols like Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Mrs. Butterworth deserve to be canceled because they allow white Americans to indulge in the fantasy of happy, compliant, enslaved blacks.
So by that logic, any black person who loves their job working for a company that is either owned by a white person or interacts with white customers is a racially-charged symbol, because black people should never be happy "serving" white people.