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Josephine Butler and the fight for women's equality

Encyclopedia Womannica

04:19 min | Last month

Josephine Butler and the fight for women's equality

"Let's talk about Josephine Butler. Josephine was born on April thirteenth eighteen, twenty eight in Northumberland, the northeastern region of England to a prominent family. Her Father John. Gray was a wealthy landowner and cousin to the British prime. minister. Earl. Grey who led between eighteen, thirty and eighteen, thirty four. Josephine's father was a strong supporter of progressive social reforms value. He passed along to his daughter one of Seven Children Josephine was educated by her father at home. He educated both sons and daughters equally an uncommon practice for the time in eighteen fifty two at the age of Twenty Four Josephine Mary George Butler an examiner of schools who shared her commitment to social reforms. In their first five years of marriage the couple had four children in eighteen sixty, three Josephine's only daughter and youngest child Eva fell to her death. To cope with the overwhelming grief, Josephine turned to charity work. Josephine. started by finding shelter for the city's homeless women often taking them into her own home. Many of these women were prostitutes suffering the terminal stages, venereal diseases. Josephine also worked with Aunt Jemima. Cloth a prominent suffragette. To establish academic courses for advanced study for women. In eighteen sixty seven. Appointed president of the north of England Council for Higher Education of women. She campaigned for Cambridge. University, to expand opportunities available to women, students, and her efforts resulted in one of Cambridge's all women, colleges, Newnham College. During this time Josephine published multiple books about the social issues. She championed her views on a woman's place in society conflicted with some feminists of the time. Straight from the idea that women should be viewed in the same terms as men instead she argued that women deserve the vote because they were different than men and had a separate responsibility within society to protect and care for the week. To Josephine ensuring a woman's right to vote was away to strengthen the morality of the nation. In eighteen sixty nine Josephine began publicly campaigning against the contagious diseases acts of eighteen, sixty, six, eighteen, sixty, nine. These acts were initially introduced to curtail the spread of venereal diseases in the armed, forces. But in order to do so sex workers were heavily targeted and penalized. Under, these acts police were given the authority to arrest suspected prostitutes living in seaports and military towns and subject them to forced medical examinations. Have worked with sex workers at the start of her career. Josephine felt sympathy for these woman. She believed they were forced into this work through low wages and minimal opportunity for Josephine these acts represented troubling double standard. Sex workers were punished, but the men who sought out there surfaces were not. Josephine was a powerful orator who drew large crowds as she traveled the country gaining support for the Act's repeal. George now, a prominent figure in academia was criticized for letting his wife discuss sex in public. Despite threats to his career George, continue to support Josephine's advocacy. And Josephine charged on. She teamed up with other prominent social workers to expose the insidious world of human trafficking and child prostitution in London. Her hard work paid off. In eighteen eighty, five parliament passed the Criminal Law Amendment Act which raised the age of consent from thirteen to sixteen. And the following year eighteen, eighty, six parliament formally repealed the contagious diseases act. In her final years Josephine supported the suffrage movement and published her most famous work personal reminiscences of a great crusade. It promoted social reform women's education and equality. Josephine. Butler died on December thirtieth nineteen O six. She was seventy eight years old. Her Fiber Women's equality especially for those who often exist on the margins of society remains highly relevant to this day.

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Mayor of Luray, Virginia urged to resign over racist comment

WBBM Evening News

00:24 sec | Last month

Mayor of Luray, Virginia urged to resign over racist comment

"The mayor of Luray Virginia, says he doesn't have a racist bone in his body and his rejecting calls for his resignation after posting this on Facebook. Joe Biden just announced on Jemima as his VP pick. Biden's considering several black women, including Senator Kamala Harris and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Councilmember Leah Pence strongly urged the mayor to resign over the racist

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"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

Still Processing

05:57 min | 2 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

"Yeah, I'm sure. I feel like one of the things that those descendants of Miss Harrington. Are entitled to to be able to tell a story. I think that one of the things that has to happen. In this moment of erasure. In. Is The story of what? Needs to be repair. On the one hand. There's this thing reparations. and. Some very smart very educated people have done the work on what that would mean to actually. Even talk about. Let alone distribute Tana Hoc-. Coats has written the case reparation Nicole Hannah Jones has written story as recently as last month. Call what is owed. What you and I are talking about right now. is another part of the reparation process that makes the money makes sense in some ways at least to me. It's more cultural and psychic and emotional than that because we're not talking about muddy. I'm talking about something much closer to the Truth and reconciliation. Yes the process by which you lay out. The harms that this country has committed against any number of people. BE INDIGENOUS AMERICANS BE BLACK-AMERICANS. Be at the Chinese and the Japanese and the next. And this is why aunt Jemima such an amazing. Figure through which to think about this. This is a woman. who money is still being made off of Yes in twenty twenty. Whose? Fame I mean this is the only word for it is fame. Began in the Post Bellum south. And was connected to. You know sixty years before that before the civil war. To An art form the started in the eighteen thirties. And so I. Don't know how the descendants of those women. Aren't owed something. For the exploitation of labor practices. Committed against them in some way. I don't know if Nancy Green. Did she go to meetings to have a say in in how her image was used was proliferated. Definitely not, she was probably proud of the work she did. Of course it was a big deal. But. That representation should not have been free. And there was a cost associated with all that pancake mixing because we are still bearing that cost today..

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"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

Still Processing

05:18 min | 2 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

"Like what is what's the deal? Yudo and like not really feeling like I could talk about it openly and if I did I'd be shamed for it so. They're just this is really exposition of a about how raising racism works in this country were told it doesn't matter. We're told everything's neutral were told not to pay attention to it. When in fact, it's all it's also important. Yeah, you know. I remember growing up and going to a yard sale in in deep southern Virginia, and they're just being a confederate flag like that's normal, right I remember friends inviting me to come with them to see a NASCAR race and me being like I can't go there, and then being like why not right you know like the ways in which intuitively I understood these things to be dangerous, but the popular culture kept insisting that they weren't yeah. I gotTa tell you. I was in love with Bowen. Luke Duke for a long time. And for anybody who wasn't around for the Dukes of Hazzard, real show like one thousand nine hundred eighty S. The car the bone Duke drove was called. The generally. Emblazoned on the hood of the car. Was this confederate flag and you know boom Luke were always sliding across the hood of the car, and therefore that confederate flag on the generally. And I mean the thing that was so sexy about them was. Those tight is jeans. They wore and those genes were flying back and forth over that flag in so many episodes while I don't recall a single black person being on it, therefore I guess therefore I don't recall there being a single racist incident, I think Baristas. Incident is the existence of the show itself in some ways. And something about that transmitted itself from CBS through airwaves to my living room to my psyche, and it was just like. The wrongness of these sexy man, and this sexy Daisy Duke, all the sex on that show or sexiness s was tinged with with our wrongness. but the thing about what we're talking about when we're talking about normalization. Is. A separate thing from really thinking about what it would mean. To then pretend that this thing that had been always been normal never even existed right right, and that is the thing that is sort of annoying me about this anchovy situation. Which is that we are? Not even going to do the work. That's required. I think to understand what the problem even was in the first place. Yeah, definitely because there's a way to receive this Andrew. Mima News in just like will I guess we shouldn't put black people on the cover of things I guess we shouldn't put black people on. We shouldn't have black advertising food. No. Yeah well, then. We need to talk about why. Aunt Jemima is an actual problem. I've been leslie. You know you are both kind of circling around this idea of transformative justice, right, which is how do you repair harm? That's been done without creating more violence..

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"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

Still Processing

05:20 min | 2 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

"Aunt Jemima one of your old plantation things. If you will of pleasure folks to remind Y'all that the Lord men for this guy to be blue, but if the day is blue, is probably our fall through after Momma true, this is straight out of minstrel. See she was. She was a minstrel figure. Essentially end. Let's just talk about the way that those women were depicted on those boxes, and into this you can throw a caricature of a person like Uncle Ben or Rastas, the face of the cream, a week either racist, racist, named or Estes. On the Boxer Karima we. Each of these people is depicted how Jonah word of it. What are they doing with their faces and all those boxes? I mean they have a maniacal grin on their faces? They look I mean they look like a character from the movie? Get out like they look like they're being held hostage and being forced to enjoy it. Yes, and that's smile is the smile that has been haunting us from almost two Hundred Years Ham. It is the smile of servitude. It is the smile of complicity. It is the smile that says these people like the harm that we're doing to them. Every day they enjoy it. We've been doing it for centuries saying like it, but you see the smile. This smile means that it's okay. That the harm is being done. It is the smile that black people know or associate with. With a kind of complicity in their own victimization. It is. It is it is a smile that basically says I'm not going to resist. It's associated with what whenever we mean when we say Uncle Tom. Because it implies that that smiling black person implies you're going along with this racist system. Great. Breathing Visit Joe. Hand pleased as punch with yourself with more than I do have A. Mile,.

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"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

Still Processing

05:45 min | 2 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

"A newspaper called the Saint Joseph Gazette so think about that, so this is someone who fully understands the power of narrative who fully understands how images work? How mediaworks? Apparently he decides that the image they're gonNA. Use is going to be an image that he saw from an old minstrel. Vaudeville I'm using that in quotes. Poster where there was. You know figure that they lifted and. Transformed into what we call and Jemima. There's also a part of the lore that goes. There was a song called my mom Minstrel Song, and that served as inspiration as well. Old Aunt Jemima isn't just any MINSTREL saw. A huge hit for billy, Kirsten, who wrote and performed it like thousand two times all over the country might even have gone to England and done an account to written by a black man who performed as a black face minstrel, because that's how it works. The only black people could really get a foothold in the entertainment industry. At the you know at any point in the nineteenth century. But. The song is different from other minstrel songs in that it's about. Old Black woman who is waiting for her mistress die, but this bitch won't die. Listen she keeps not dying and older Jemima. It's just like when you said you're going to die Sepe free. You said you were going to die. We had a deal. You just keep living and I keep being enslaved. Why well so Chris Rut he decides, he's GonNa. Use An image that he's pulled from maybe the song, maybe a poster. He's GonNa, do it with the help of. A black woman who is in this stereotypical role as as a quote, Mammy, right that is essentially how you get injured my Mama Pink box. That aunt Jemima looked like a classic Mitchell finger big lipped. She's got these little wooden teeth is. They look like corn cobs. And these big sunken eyes that seem to have no human expression it all, and atop her head, is this kerchief, and in some ways viz is the classic mammy figure that you would have gone to the theater to see a white man perform onstage in so this image has basically been set in the minds of American popular culture for a long time by eighteen eighty nine, so it was kind of a no brainer because he's images are also. It's worth pointing out pro-slavery images they are. Pictures of domestic servitude that the servant herself seems more than happy to provide. But really that was a common way to draw black people at that point in time. You're comes the rain again. Oh Yeah. We're in the middle of it. It's juicy. I'm not mad my plantar matter. Okay so this character has been created to sell the pancake mix and a year later in eighteen ninety, an entrepreneur named Archie Davis buys the whole company and decides..

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"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

Still Processing

05:16 min | 2 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Still Processing

"Yes baby. It has been. Some summer. George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis Minnesota. On Memorial Day right. We are now in July. and. A lot of things have happened in the wake of his death. They are mind blowing to think about right. She bought on. Bombardier baby, let's go. Monuments statues, being toppled and brought down There's giant black lives. Matter Murals going along the streets over the country. Canton scarves being warned by our Congress people stop reminding me. We know work at a news organization that is capitalizing the identity black. No more lego police sets for you kids cops has been canceled. Black face episodes of thirty rock and community taken down the NFL league black people realize the black lives do matter, but never says the Colin Kaepernick does entre Mima Uncle Ben retired. Lady Antebellum in dixie chicks are now lady, a and the chicks. Don't forget also the Washington football team finally finally going to have new name finally. I, mean we talk about each of those items for the rest of our lives, and we probably will, but I just wanted dial in on one sure, which is aunt Jemima right? Okay I don't. I don't WanNa. wallpaper over the past because I think that let's the people responsible for that character, and that character off way too easy. If we'd just disappear, Aunt Jemima than were effectively erasing her, which does not heal that ended actually exacerbates it. It just covers it up with the band aid tracing you know Oh, yeah, please. We should definitely talk about Andrew Mima in the Pan, cake, mix. Let's crack some eggs. We'll get out some water and we'll just get right into starring. I'm Donna. Worth Them I'm Wesley. Morris were to culture writers at the new. York Times and recording in our living rooms today during pandemic..

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Cereal brands reevaluate mascots to fit the modern day

Morning Edition

03:11 min | 2 months ago

Cereal brands reevaluate mascots to fit the modern day

"Been rethinking their outdated corporate mascots and Jemima uncle Ben Mrs Butterworth. At the same time, a group of young entrepreneurs have set out to create new breakfast cereal characters that reflect this moment. NPR's Mandali del Barco reports. Emily. At least, Miller says the new cereal she and her team created off limits has brand mascots, unlike any other dash is a high strung, high achieving female bunny in an eighties style power suit with sneakers. She's a K pop fan. A workaholic, and she says Dash has a lot of anxiety to deal with. So her cereal turns the milk to cold brew and has coffee and chocolate zombie is just the opposite. A lazy dude who looks like he just rolled out of bed to eat his mellow cereal. There's adapted Jin's Pond on Vanilla, so everything you need to mellow out. Miller, 29 year old food writer is all about breakfast. In fact, she wrote breakfast a cookbook, and she created the breakfast club walking tours of New York restaurants. Her latest venture off limits. Serial also seems to appeal to millennials. Miller's hoping they might relate to zombie who has a bit of Bart Simpson or dash more of Ah, Lisa Simpson. The whole brand is really run by these emotionally unstable and extreme cartoon characters. Dashing zombie are a far cry from the buff, confident cereal mascot Tony the Tiger. Cash is not the first female serial character in the early 19 fifties. Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes was rep. For a short time by Katie the Kangaroo who wore a bandanna and carried her baby in her pouch. I'm Katie, the kangaroo I have been given bound around you guy within that takes all night, just like an attending. Do you like Kellogg's ultimately bounced Katie The kangaroo for Tony. The Tiger, also dropping sugar from its name Fast forward to 2020 where cold and hot cereals are more than $20 billion industry in the U. S. According to market data firm statistic, with sales expected to grow To succeed. Cereal brands have to be nostalgic, healthy or have more modern mascot, says analyst Melissa Abbott. There's a demand for something completely different that isn't no masculine 20. The Tiger Macho Abbott is vice president of culinary insights at the Hartmann Group. She says cereal is not just a breakfast food. New brands are pro mode on podcasts and purchased online, Abbott says off Limits and another new cereal brand magic spoon appealed to a different aesthetic. These characters that are going to win essentially today and particularly in the breakfast category, they have Tio contain more of this multi dimensional take on the on the human personality. The flaws and all, Abbott says consumers might like that off limits. Characters were designed by artist Shepard Fairey's studio. Now the question is, Will they go for coffee flavored cereal repped by a stressed out bunny in a power suit? Handle it. Al Barco

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Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

Business Wars Daily

00:55 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

"On this Wednesday June twenty-fourth. Aunt Jemima Brand Syrup has been breakfast staple in many households for more than one hundred thirty years, but last week quaker oats announced that the brand's name and image will be retired. The move comes in the wake of the

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"jemima" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

05:59 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"Product what they did with it Jemima is they use this thing to harken back they created this mythical lore two white guys again they they did this thing and they use that as a marketing tool because in the early part of the twentieth century in the country that was all they marketed goods it took off like wildfire in total ban became a thing I'm fine with uncle Bengal and we get the cream of wheat again I don't agree more wait what is the image of this is the sherry similar why is there an African American all of the cream of wheat logo and why does it look to be like a quote on quote old school African Americans see that I don't eat cream of wheat so I don't even know what the product now the you did that's why I was like you know yeah yeah yeah I know what it what it is but I don't really know the imagery that well so all of those are gone and I are going to share a different time lines or whatever I can live with all of it because they're not awesome yeah they're not hot and I'm a little more I I I don't mind evaluating these things other people I know and I know that some of you think this way too is once a product is name that is the product forever and it shouldn't change and that you know ballot I'm fine with the re evaluating and especially the company that owns it what happens is lighting which you now have is you have these giant corporations these Nabisco's these Quaker oats these big companies in these big corporations that have bought these individual products and most of those companies have predominantly white if not exclusively white boards that control companies the optics of a a board of directors that is predominantly white fighting to keep the law of the likeness in the name of aunt Jemima how's that going to work in the twenty twenties now so of course I did it's not the least resistance like we're done with this we're not doing this do you know we never thought it through really and we just went along and whatever but we were going to change it now what they change it to and how they do it we don't know yet fine here's where this is all leading the lighting my next product for you Eskimo pie no no don't touch the Eskimo pies okay he went on to talk about this one but XLE financial Paul is it working yes it said B. B. otherwise should ask him pies changed its name yes or NO early ninety four percent which is almost the same with the teddy Roosevelt statue one but currently ninety four percent of you say no one has come up yeah I don't know what what all right hi this is a bit much B. B. so here's the here's can make the case for you like your goals and then I will explain okay all right I'm not that worked up about this one I wouldn't change it myself I don't get it tell me what I mean is the argument is this I first of all are there Eskimos still that's a good question I don't even know I think so I think so from what I'm from what I can gather is there isn't in you and John just use the word but there is this in your wake people operating like north in Canada or in the arctic and whatever in the EMU would people were referred to as Eskimos at some point now the argument on this lightning is they don't call themselves that it was this outside force think of like a Shackleton it wasn't him but think of you know white man traveler going to see new lands they put the term S. Kamal on the in you with people okay their goal it would be offensive now I don't know that it is or isn't offensive to in your people I don't know then you would people ever even heard of Eskimo pies I have no idea I don't know but the idea is that it would be a name that was put on them they didn't choose it and then therefore it must be offensive I don't I don't get it we vested gate that more well again so at least you're open to doing that lightning which I applaud but so one thing is well why what does the phrase Eskimo me as I looked this up before and I'll look it up as you know we get into the break my understanding it was it meant the the actual word Eskimo man in in your weight something like people who eat meat or something like that I I don't I forget what the exact translation was but it it it obviously refers to northern Canada and up in that area but it we did the actual definition is in and of itself not derogatory for what it's worth now should the name Eskimo pie be changed because people have deems that to be offensive six one seven two six six sixty eight sixty eight we'll take your calls and I'll give you my ultimate take on it when we come back it's really you're in a middle market helps now W. RKO traffic from the my pillow dot com traffic center a slow ride on route one north bound from Maldon after report of a crash in Saugus by main street so it is delayed on route one north south is okay no big back office downtown but a half an hour on the pike westbound from Boston out to four ninety five eastbound okay as you head in but a ten minute drive on either side of the expressway between the on the on the split ninety three north is ten minutes from the second bridge after the cloverleaf at one twenty eight little bit sluggish there on route three south before the derby street lane drop and hang him otherwise okay between Braintree in Plymouth on three south this report sponsored by boost mobile's new upgraded network with a stronger signal faster speeds and more coverage you can stay connected to what matters most switch today an upgrade your life step.

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"jemima" Discussed on What'sHerName

What'sHerName

02:55 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on What'sHerName

"It's most likely that. Friend saw this as more of a spiritual rebirth. Instead of physical rebirth, and this is one of the things that is. Again to talk about because in looking from now. We mostly want to be surprised at the wrong things. The things that we find unusual and surprising about friends. Life were completely normal for the culture and time. So, this is a rather typical conversion story. Friend began preaching this and I converted friends family, and then began to convert other people. This is all extremely normal. Normal communing with God is normal. Prepare for the second coming. All of this is Cheryl and completely unremarkable specially in new. England during the great making. It's the thing right this is. This is not anything that anyone would raise an eyebrow. uh-huh, that's the part that we now want to go. Oh, wow, visions of God! That's odd us now, whereas for many of us now. We just go. Gender sure yeah, and at the time. That would've been the. Now. How what? Right, that's not. That's an auto thing. In colonial New England with the visions of angels and things like that. And again US wanting to put. Terms backwards, my first impulse was to say Oh friend is non binary? We can't say that that wasn't a thing. We don't know what French was. Yeah, and we can't apply where it's backwards, didn't. So over and over in the story we have to reset worried ourselves and remember where we are and what to be surprised about. There is definitely this idea that you have some sort of deep religious conversion, experience and become. A different person sure. What we can state for sure is that friend was very clear. That friend was not Jemima Wilkinson. Friend refused to. Sign any documents. That had that name on it, and when absolutely forced legally to sign or in any way acknowledged. Jemima Wilkinson. Life Would sign an ex yeah. Let's pause for just a second to thank our sponsor. Girls can create girls can create is a unique subscription box inspiring girls to believe that they can be and do anything. Every crate features inspiring women and her own unique story of why she's awesome. A twenty eight page activity book push everything you would need to complete two or three.

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Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its ‘derogatory’ name

News, Traffic and Weather

00:27 sec | 3 months ago

Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its ‘derogatory’ name

"The the owner owner of Eskimo of Eskimo pie pie is is changing changing its its name name and and marketing marketing the nearly the nearly century century old old chocolate chocolate covered covered ice ice cream cream bar bar is is the latest the latest brand brand to take to take action action on on its racially its racially charged charged logo's logo's and and marketing marketing the company the company spokesperson spokesperson saying saying we we recognize recognize the term the term is derogatory is derogatory and and are committed are committed to being to being a part a part of the of solution the solution on on racial racial equality equality the makers the makers of of aunt aunt Jemima Jemima syrup syrup and and uncle uncle Ben's Ben's rice rice are are among among several several brands brands that have that announced have announced marketing marketing changes changes

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Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its 'derogatory' name

Bryan Suits

00:24 sec | 3 months ago

Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its 'derogatory' name

"Eskimo pies get the name change the brand owner says marketing for the nearly century old chocolate covered ice cream bar is also changing it's the latest brand to give up racially charged locals in marketing Quaker oats recently announced it will retire its aunt Jemima name saying that the company recognizes the character's origins are based on a racial

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"jemima" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

06:34 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"I'd especially love to hear from black listeners I asked the question about the N. word I don't want anyone using the N. word and what are your thoughts on aunt Jemima and her forced retirement here yeah according to the chief marketing officer the C. I'm all for Quaker oats North America in a statement said as we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives we must also take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect the values and meet our consumers expectations so what was under review any way verses all rush or a jump in order to fulfill of a bandwagon effect I mean that's the question some things might be correct the right thing to do other things maybe they're not but we see this a lot when something occurs there is a rush to convict on many many levels now there are some folks different was that Harvey Weinstein is just a nasty **** all right Harvey Weinstein with is the for male genitalia allegedly is just a real piece of crap but there were some people that listen there were others who got so caught up in the whole me too at Harvey Weinstein issue that are absolutely deserving of having things collapse around them there's no doubt about it but there are others in other things that they have got a contact swept up in it that they got pulled into the vortex and it wasn't justified and it was in fair now listen the whole aunt Jemima thing it's not like it's new there were critics of engine not a Jemima for quite some time you know Quaker said they work to update the brand to be appropriate and respectful but realized they say the cosmetic changes to the aunt Jemima brand we're not gonna cut it but again it seems that George Floyd is what suddenly put this under the microscope you know the brand had been under attack numerous times over the years I think it's part of the reason why they got rid of the manly looking character with the the the do rag guy years ago and they they updated and Jemima in the logo and historically yeah the whole gym Mina name certainly comes from a different time in embarrassing time that there's no doubt about that now as far as the previous attacks before the George Floyd killing they existed there's there's no doubt about but George Floyd was the tipping point and was the justified I'm asking the question and the brand was named after this old menstrual shown song this old minstrel song called old aunt Jemima and it was perform usually by white guys in drag and blackface I mean that's pretty disgusting that is the only acceptable absolutely ironically though do you know the song was actually written by a black comedian back in eighteen seventy five the black comedian actually wrote the song old aunt Jemima so what is your my my heading off into the sunset I'd hate to see I enjoy my unemployed right I mean it's it's a tough time with covert nineteen I hope you enjoy my visit maybe we need to start a go fund me account friend Jemimah so social be okay here I you know it's just a tough time of covert nineteen of everything we also have uncle Ben so within hours of the announcement from Quaker we got word that uncle Ben they might be getting rid of the uncle Ben logo I believe Mars owns uncle bands and they said as a global brand we know we have a relationship or a responsibility rather to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustice is the flight we can all agree on that we wanted into racial biases and injustices as we listen to the voices of consumers especially in the black community and to the voices of our associates worldwide we recognize that now is the right time to evolve the uncle Ben's brand including its visual brand identity which we will do we don't know what's going to change it is is uncle Ben I what's going to happen I'll go back I got worried about uncle Ben so they're gonna change the whole uncle Ben's brand as well how are they gonna get rid of the caricature of the black gentleman that represents uncle Ben Mars said that they're evaluating all possibilities and then we got word that Mrs Butterworth what is now on the carpet and also snap crackle pop people complaining that the the rice Krispies guys that either all white guys and then the other thing is cream of wheat if you look at the claim we box the cream of wheat chef is a black shelf with a chef's hat on I respect shops I don't care what color you are I I respect chefs I'm I'm very impressed with the culinary prowess and this deal that goes into being a great chef so we have the black chef on the cream of wheat box and incidentally I just had some for brick well no no actually we have multiple meal and cream of wheat in the cabinet and today I made Malta meal I'm a little bit of a multi year taste with multimillion had malt O. meal but right next to it is my box of cream of wheat so now the talk about removing the cream we've got and of course black shelf but what about chef boy Ardee shampoo R. D. it's the it's the basically the same image except chef boy R. Dee is a white dude have we got a little crazy with political correctness at eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine.

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"jemima" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

06:35 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'd especially love to hear from black listeners I asked the question about the N. word I don't want anyone using the N. word and what are your thoughts on aunt Jemima and her forced retirement here yeah according to the chief marketing officer the C. I'm all for Quaker oats North America in a statement said as we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives we must also take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect the values and meet our consumers expectations so what was under review any way verses a rush or a jump in order to fulfill of a bandwagon effect I mean that's the question some things might be correct the right thing to do other things maybe they're not but we see this a lot when something occurs there is a rush to convict on many many levels now there are some folks different was that Harvey Weinstein is just a nasty **** all right Harvey Weinstein with is the for male genitalia allegedly is just a real piece of crap but there were some people that listen there were others who got so caught up in the whole me too at Harvey Weinstein issue that are absolutely deserving of having things collapse around them there's no doubt about it but there are others in other things that have got got got swept up in it that they got pulled into the vortex and it wasn't justified and it wasn't fair now listen the whole aunt Jemima thing it's not like it's new there were critics of and you're not a Jemima for quite some time you know Quaker said they work to update the brand to be appropriate and respectful but realized they say the cosmetic changes to the aunt Jemima brand we're not gonna cut it but again it seems that George Floyd is what suddenly put this under the microscope you know the brand had been under attack numerous times over the years I think it's part of the reason why they got rid of the manly looking character with the the the do rag guy years ago and they they updated and Jemima in the local and historically yeah the whole Jemima name certainly comes from a different time an embarrassing time that there's no doubt about that now as far as the previous attacks before the George Floyd killing they existed there's there's no doubt about but George Floyd was the tipping point and was that just the fine I'm asking the question and the brand was named after this old minstrel show old song this old minstrel song called old aunt Jemima and it was perform usually by white guys in drag and blackface I mean that's pretty disgusting that is the only acceptable absolutely ironically though do you know the song was actually written by a black comedian back in eighteen seventy five the black comedian actually wrote the song old aunt Jemima so when Jemima heading off into the sunset I just hate to see it I enjoy my unemployed right I mean it's it's a tough time with covert nineteen I hope you enjoy my visit maybe we need to start a go fund me account for aunt Jemima so social be okay here I yeah it's just a tough time of covert nineteen and everything we also have uncle Ben so within hours of the announcement from Quaker we got word that uncle Dan they might be getting rid of the uncle Ben logo I believe Mars owns uncle bands and they said as a global brand we know we have a relationship or a responsibility rather to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustice is the site we can all agree on that we wanted into racial biases and injustices as we listen to the voices of consumers especially in the black community and to the voices of our associates worldwide we recognize that now is the right time to evolve the uncle Ben's brand including its visual brand identity which we will do we don't know what's going to change it is his uncle Ben I what's going to happen I'll go back I got worried about uncle Ben so they get a change of the of the whole uncle Ben's brand as well out of the gonna get rid of the caricature of the black gentleman that represents uncle Ben Mars said that they're evaluating all possibilities and then we got word that Mrs Butterworth was now on the carpet and also snap crackle pop people complaining that the the rice Krispies guys that either all white guys and then the other thing is cream await if you look at the crime we box the cream of wheat chef is a black shelf with a chef's hat on I respect chefs I don't care what color you are I I respect chefs I am very impressed with the culinary prowess and this deal that goes into being a great chef so we have the black chef on the cream of wheat box and incidentally I just had some for brick well no no actually we have multiple meal and cream of wheat in the cabinet and today I made Malta meal I'm a little bit of a multi year taste with multibillion had malt O. meal but right next to it is my box of cream of wheat so now the talk about removing the cream we've got and of course a black shelf but what about chef boy Ardee chef boy R. D. it's the it's the basically the same image except chef boy R. Dee is a white dude have we got a little crazy with political correctness at eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine.

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Quaker Oats To Retire Aunt Jemima Brand Named After Racist Stereotype

Lee Matthews

00:35 sec | 3 months ago

Quaker Oats To Retire Aunt Jemima Brand Named After Racist Stereotype

"Jemima Jemima is is getting getting a a makeover makeover after more than a hundred thirty years Quaker oats is retiring the breakfast brand and logo acknowledging the character is rooted in racist imagery aunt Jemima is grounded in the stereotype of the mammy a submissive woman eager to serve her white master other supermarket staples have announced they too are rethinking their products products Mars Mars Mars incorporated incorporated incorporated says says says uncle uncle uncle Ben's Ben's Ben's rice rice rice will will will be be be getting getting getting a a a new new new look look look and and and ConAgra ConAgra ConAgra brands brands brands says says says it it it will will will review review review the the the brand brand brand and and and packaging packaging packaging of of of Mrs Butterworth's syrup

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"jemima" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

08:12 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

"Podcasts on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Well, we all know that Pepsi announced. It is retiring the one hundred and thirty year old aunt Jemima brand and logo. McKay. Make make. quaker. Pepsi announced they are working to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives and take a hard look at their brand portfolio. Wow! About time, uncle Vince is also changing its brand identity. Uncle Ben's picture is a beloved chef from Chicago I didn't know that however the the imagery evokes a servant title that White Southerners wants to use and an uncle for older blacks because they refused to say Mr and Mrs and then finally Mrs Butterworth says it would conduct tae whole branding and packaging review so there you go, so Miss Workers Change Into Myth Butterworth Mrs., Potter. Alkyl bins and aunt Jemima Not Angel Momma. I understand that one I understand that won miss butlers WHARF I. Feel no conway about that but I'm just Katie right now. If you take uncle being off to rice, I'm not buying another day boxing. Won't Donna. Being making no money, it's going to be river, Rice or something like that. I'm not buying. Along. With, Ning China Angel Momma to. Mama what is going to be there? Re? They're reviewing everything now, so we'll just go to be on Clare. We we'll know when they repackage rebrand because I'm not ready for log cabin. You've I'm not ready for that. Oh can serve. I'm not putting that on my paying. Training. No. SORTA answering did Miss Butler age age MOM I. See to serve the. Pain. Ribbon on your head, not in the Front Oh. But then they are. They took that yeah. They did her hair. She had a nice. They think that way five years ago. GotTa A. Of like she to puff. But it used to be like that yet, but they took her hair down, and and gave her a nice, a nice due to colonel no answer. Do not throw. That's a whole nother story. Right because you stole a chicken. We do know that I'm a great. Chicken. That was my life. He's made right. He's still the main through the cooks recipe. I did not steal. Recipe they seven spices I've known this. For loaned. What about? Why has killed? I'd been. You know what. Added that. Bitter Ni-. Exposed that true FAC. We in the climate. Today I didn't think that would be the right thing to say with all this. Going on relations, today or you've been open. You can do this voice in his clam. I'm doing. And other news. Stone and we dated. In other news for rail showed up at a press conference in his home state of Virginia. He wanted to announce June teeth as a pay state holiday with Ferrall biocide Governor Ralph Northam spoke about the significance of June, nineteen northbound tells the daily press. June teeth matters because it says to the black community. This is not just your history, this everyone shared history, and we recognize it together and we'll be back. We got some headlines Go ahead. Steve Ladies and Gentlemen Miss An trip. Okay. My mother used Carolina Carolina Rice. Okay, this is Andrew. But the news and AL fired Atlanta police officer who shot and killed twenty-seven-year-old Rashard Brooks last. Friday's name is Garrett Ralph. He's been charged with eleven counts including felony, murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He's expected to turn himself in this morning and the other officer on the scene. Devon, Brosnan is charged with aggravated assault and violations of the oath of. Of Office. The shooting took place during a sobriety. Check at a Wednesdays Wendy's parking lot and Fulton County says that authorities mistake. Mr Brooks was kicked denied medical care as he lay dying after they shot him in the back Da. Paul Howard says unfortunately just the latest in a long long grim line of cases. Fortunately, this marks the fortieth prosecution of police offices misconduct are here in our county, and this is the ninth time that we've prosecuted a homicide case committed by a police officer. Eight of those cases involved blackmails and one of those cases involved a black females this morning several Atlanta cops called in sick. Of course you the latest Quinnipiac University poll, a majority of American voters, Sixty eight percent to twenty seven percent fueled discrimination against black Americans is a serious issue in this country, also sixty seven percent of those asked support, the protests while twenty eight percent say they do not most of the twenty percent are Republican voters. Again. We're being reminded police brutality against minority, non white populations of probably many places in the world Australia's been the scene of several black lives matter protests. aboriginal activists took to the streets of Brisbane earlier this week, demanding an end to the police, killings of indigenous people and other people call in Australia and there were arrest Joe Biden campaigning in Pennsylvania yesterday, criticized president trump over his handling of the Corona Virus Pandemic Biden, says trump's not focusing on the nation's health. Despite the fact that Cova nineteen deaths tolls are climbing seven hundred fifty fathers and mothers sisters brothers aunts husbands wives children. Dying every day. More than twenty thousand a month Joe Biden says a wild. It's great at the job. Numbers are rebounding. He says he's worried that what he sees as a quote, lack of focus and plans when the White House could lead more people vulnerable to infection and. Finally. I yet. 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Aunt Jemima to change branding based on 'racial stereotype'

iHeart Podcast Channel

00:36 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima to change branding based on 'racial stereotype'

"Or the oldest breakfast brands in the country is history after more than a hundred thirty years aunt Jemima is being removed from packaging for syrup and pancake mix according to Quaker oats part of its effort to make progress toward racial equality the company acknowledging the brand and logo featuring a black woman have origins based on a racial stereotype and while the images been updated over time it realizes the changes weren't sufficient the answer mine with character inspired by a black storyteller and cooking Nancy green according to the food company's website no word yet on the new name but re branded products are expected to hit shelves this

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"jemima" Discussed on Strange News Daily

Strange News Daily

03:58 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Strange News Daily

"Our third story today the at Jemima brand of Syrup and pancake mix is going to get a new name and a new image. This is according to a recent announcement by quaker OATS, which says the company recognizes that Aunt Jemima origins are based on a racial stereotype. This brand is a hundred and thirty years old. It prominently features a black woman named aunt Jemima who was originally dressed as a minstrel character. Over time the brand and the logo have evolved in recent years. quaker removed the mammy kerchief from the character in an effort to blunt the growing criticism that the brand was actively perpetrating a racist stereotype, dating back to the days of Chattel slavery in the US. quaker, which is by the way a subsidiary of PepsiCo said that removing the image and the name is part of the effort on the company's part to make progress toward racial equality in a recent press release, the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of quaker foods, North America said. We recognize AMAS. Origins are based on a racial stereotype. As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we must also take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our customers expectations. They concluded that the company is work to the brand to be appropriate and respectful, but realizes those changes were insufficient. Aunt Jemima has faced renewed criticism recently amid the protests across the United States and around the world sparked by the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis police. People, on social media called out the brand for continuing to perpetrate this racist imagery, and they also discussed the history of the logo. The topic was trending on twitter. Reshape Richardson Associate Professor at Cornell University has a great point about this. Saying that retiring aunt Jemima matters, because while the logo might seem like a smaller symbolic thing is a retrograde image of black womanhood on store shelves, an image that hearkens back to the antebellum plantation and Jemima says Richardson is that kind of stereotype that is premised on this idea of black, inferior, already and otherness. It is urgent. Richardson says to expunge our public spaces of a lot of these symbols that for some people are triggering and represent terror and abuse. As for quaker OATS, the company's own time line of the product says aunt. Jemima was I quote brought to life by Nancy Green a black woman who was formerly enslaved and became the face of the product way back in one thousand, nine hundred. Twenty fifteen, a judge dismissed a lawsuit against the company by two men who claim to be descendants of the actual Anna Harrington a black woman who began portraying aunt Jemima in the nineteen thirties. These two men said the company did not properly compensate her state with royalties. So when does this new packaging appear? quaker says we can expect the new packaging to come about in the fall of this year along with a new name for the foods, which has yet to be announced. That's all for now. We've been asking you to Chime in with suggestions for stories, you think your fellow listeners should know about to hit us with your best or worst that dad jokes, puns, or to tell us about your personal experience with covid nineteen, the ongoing protests more let us know what's going on in your neck of the global woods by tagging Hashtag strange daily on twitter, or reach out to me directly I Matt Been Bullying H. W. on twitter, or at Ben Bullen on instagram. Thanks as always to our super producer, Dylan Fagin Research Associates Sam tea-garden and most importantly. Thanks to you I've been bullet. We'll see you tomorrow until then stay straight..

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"jemima" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

08:51 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"It's a seismic shift for a more than century old brand with a controversial history today, the Pepsico unit that sells aunt Jemima products, says it's dropping the name and image that's long been used on its pancake mixes and syrups because of its origins in racist imagery of black people also today the Mars Company said it would change its uncle Ben's brand and Conagra said it's putting its Mrs Butterworth's brand under review. They're just some of the companies that are reexamining their histories, products and messaging amid nationwide calls for racial justice and Equality. Joining me now to discuss how big brands are responding or Wall Street Journal, business columnist John Stole and reporter Jennifer Maloney. So, let's start with the big decision today from Pepsico to retire. Aunt Jemima products. This is a huge change. The brand dates back to the late eighteen hundreds Jennifer. What's changed the company's opinion on using the imagery and the name here? What did you hear from Pepsi? They say that in the wake of the killing of George Floyd they recognize that and Jemima's origins are based on racial stereotype, and that while they have made changes over the years to update the brand in a manner that they said was intended to be appropriate and respectful that they now realizes that those changes aren't enough just to look back at the history of this brand. It dates back to eighteen eighty nine. It was inspired by popular song called Old Aunt. My that was typically performed in minstrel shows by a white man. Man in black face, and the creators of the pancake brand hired a former enslaved woman named Nancy Green to be the spokeswoman. She made her debut at a world's fair in Chicago in eighteen ninety three singing in telling stories and making pancakes outside booth, designed to look like giant flour barrel, and the packaging has featured an image of a black woman. Originally, she wore a head scarf the over the years. That image has evolved in thousand, nineteen, hundred nine. The company updated the imagery and replaced the headscarf with Pearl earrings analyst caller. And this isn't the only brand that's acted in recent years or even recent weeks at this point to remove offensive stereotypes, but this moment really feels like something of a sea change in the way, companies are thinking about an also responding more immediately to calls for Racial Justice John. Do you see an increase in responsiveness on the part of major companies in this particular moment? I think the era that we're in right now is kind of. Let's turn over the most obvious things that we can do it. My mind went to completely different. People grew, but you think about the Washington Redskins for instance I? I mean for years. There's been complaints about anti-obama for years. There's been complaints about the Washington redskins and it takes a moment like this for a company to say okay. We need to do the obvious thing that is right by our consumers and our employees. You know you have to remember like it's not just the the consumers and the shelves at stores that the PepsiCo executives or executives at other companies are worried about. They're worried about. Their employees are workforces their stockholders. There's a lot of constituents here that they have to think about before making a move in any other direction and I think. We learned a couple years ago when Nike took a proactive move and canceled a shoe that Colin Kaepernick said would potentially be offensive to the black community. It really was a line in the sand. Where I think the company said. Let's err on the side of caution. It is interesting to see. Not just PepsiCo, but other brands thinking about everything from the way that they advertise market to the way that they speak internally to employees to whether they're not. They're going to sell or buy facial recognition that could potentially be disadvantageous to certain racists. The Big Litmus test for me is whether or not or companies stopped doing stupid stuff. I mean it's amazing. How many companies just put their foot in it over and over again on issues that most most Americans would say that just was not a good. Add to even think about. Our ad got leaked. oops, you're like. Wait a minute. Greenlighted the idea in the first place, so you know I you've seen. Companies create chief diversity officers, the board of directors getting involved there will be an extra layer scrutiny for quite some time on every brand in existence, and then on top of that all of the initiatives going forward. Yeah and to that point, Jennifer. It seems that we are seeing an uptick in companies that are responding more immediately. We also heard from the company behind the Uncle Ben's brand today. Right Mars which makes uncle. Ben's Rice told The Wall Street Journal that it will change its ankle brand. It doesn't know exactly how or when, but they say that they're evaluating all possibilities, and they have committed to making a change. We also saw. Saw earlier this year that land lakes dropped the indigenous woman Mia. It had long featured on its packaging. The company said that that was meant to better reflect its culture. She had first appeared in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, eight, and kneeling in sort of stereotypical clothing and clutching Orlando Container, so we're seeing some of these iconic brands that sort of have drawn on racial stereotypes, really doing some soul-searching right now, I mean. When the NFL. Reverses Course on activities that for a long time it tried to stand at standard arm's length from like kneeling during the national anthem, and now has reversed course as aggressively as they have. It shows the force of the moment that we are in, and it also shows I think finally a level of recognition that a big part of the employee base in the NFL or a big part of the consumer base at Pepsi are not just black. They're also empathetic and agreeing with. The social progress that has kind of being signalled with the demonstrations with the constant drumbeat of black lives, matter or whatever other people group. Legitimately marginalized or offended by age old practices. And how big of a role is the public pressure playing here I mean not just demonstrators and. who are out in the streets, but also pressure for these companies from within from their own employees we've seen employees feel more empowered, and and far more bold to say what they feel. And to get the discussion from a discussion to actual action, I mean I think I've done interviews for twenty years about discussions. We've got to have a discussion. We've got a dialogue. We've got to get this out into the public. Square and I think people are saying. Hey, enough is enough. It's like we gotta do something. It's like when people complain. After a mass shooting about thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers are great, but they're not going to bring back my son or they're not gonna change this happening again. We need action and I think employees are starting to say. You can put the statement out. You can put the tweet out. You can change the your your your twitter profile whatever you WanNa do for a day or two, but what are going to be the steps to lasting and meaningful change. The employees are definitely starting to feel that way. Yeah, it also seems like there's a much bigger call to action. Now I mean I've spoken to co workers and friends about all the messages were getting via email from companies. You wouldn't think would normally weigh in on issues of racial justice, but. It seems like this is a time where people are saying. Need more than just words, so is what we're seeing from big brands enough. Well, this is what big companies across the United States and beyond are grappling with right now. Their own workforce's are demanding significant structural change. And so you see companies sort of racing, not just to put out statements to supporting black lives matter movement, but. To introduce new initiatives policies in terms of hiring in terms of charitable, giving in terms of you know trying to promote people of color up through the ranks of the organization diversify their boards, and I think we're going to see more as the days and weeks progress, but we already have seen a number of announcements from companies to pledging. Actions and and trying to put money where their mouth is.

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Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's, Rooted in Racist Imagery, to Change

WSJ What's News

08:51 min | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's, Rooted in Racist Imagery, to Change

"It's a seismic shift for a more than century old brand with a controversial history today, the Pepsico unit that sells aunt Jemima products, says it's dropping the name and image that's long been used on its pancake mixes and syrups because of its origins in racist imagery of black people also today the Mars Company said it would change its uncle Ben's brand and Conagra said it's putting its Mrs Butterworth's brand under review. They're just some of the companies that are reexamining their histories, products and messaging amid nationwide calls for racial justice and Equality. Joining me now to discuss how big brands are responding or Wall Street Journal, business columnist John Stole and reporter Jennifer Maloney. So, let's start with the big decision today from Pepsico to retire. Aunt Jemima products. This is a huge change. The brand dates back to the late eighteen hundreds Jennifer. What's changed the company's opinion on using the imagery and the name here? What did you hear from Pepsi? They say that in the wake of the killing of George Floyd they recognize that and Jemima's origins are based on racial stereotype, and that while they have made changes over the years to update the brand in a manner that they said was intended to be appropriate and respectful that they now realizes that those changes aren't enough just to look back at the history of this brand. It dates back to eighteen eighty nine. It was inspired by popular song called Old Aunt. My that was typically performed in minstrel shows by a white man. Man in black face, and the creators of the pancake brand hired a former enslaved woman named Nancy Green to be the spokeswoman. She made her debut at a world's fair in Chicago in eighteen ninety three singing in telling stories and making pancakes outside booth, designed to look like giant flour barrel, and the packaging has featured an image of a black woman. Originally, she wore a head scarf the over the years. That image has evolved in thousand, nineteen, hundred nine. The company updated the imagery and replaced the headscarf with Pearl earrings analyst caller. And this isn't the only brand that's acted in recent years or even recent weeks at this point to remove offensive stereotypes, but this moment really feels like something of a sea change in the way, companies are thinking about an also responding more immediately to calls for Racial Justice John. Do you see an increase in responsiveness on the part of major companies in this particular moment? I think the era that we're in right now is kind of. Let's turn over the most obvious things that we can do it. My mind went to completely different. People grew, but you think about the Washington Redskins for instance I? I mean for years. There's been complaints about anti-obama for years. There's been complaints about the Washington redskins and it takes a moment like this for a company to say okay. We need to do the obvious thing that is right by our consumers and our employees. You know you have to remember like it's not just the the consumers and the shelves at stores that the PepsiCo executives or executives at other companies are worried about. They're worried about. Their employees are workforces their stockholders. There's a lot of constituents here that they have to think about before making a move in any other direction and I think. We learned a couple years ago when Nike took a proactive move and canceled a shoe that Colin Kaepernick said would potentially be offensive to the black community. It really was a line in the sand. Where I think the company said. Let's err on the side of caution. It is interesting to see. Not just PepsiCo, but other brands thinking about everything from the way that they advertise market to the way that they speak internally to employees to whether they're not. They're going to sell or buy facial recognition that could potentially be disadvantageous to certain racists. The Big Litmus test for me is whether or not or companies stopped doing stupid stuff. I mean it's amazing. How many companies just put their foot in it over and over again on issues that most most Americans would say that just was not a good. Add to even think about. Our ad got leaked. oops, you're like. Wait a minute. Greenlighted the idea in the first place, so you know I you've seen. Companies create chief diversity officers, the board of directors getting involved there will be an extra layer scrutiny for quite some time on every brand in existence, and then on top of that all of the initiatives going forward. Yeah and to that point, Jennifer. It seems that we are seeing an uptick in companies that are responding more immediately. We also heard from the company behind the Uncle Ben's brand today. Right Mars which makes uncle. Ben's Rice told The Wall Street Journal that it will change its ankle brand. It doesn't know exactly how or when, but they say that they're evaluating all possibilities, and they have committed to making a change. We also saw. Saw earlier this year that land lakes dropped the indigenous woman Mia. It had long featured on its packaging. The company said that that was meant to better reflect its culture. She had first appeared in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, eight, and kneeling in sort of stereotypical clothing and clutching Orlando Container, so we're seeing some of these iconic brands that sort of have drawn on racial stereotypes, really doing some soul-searching right now, I mean. When the NFL. Reverses Course on activities that for a long time it tried to stand at standard arm's length from like kneeling during the national anthem, and now has reversed course as aggressively as they have. It shows the force of the moment that we are in, and it also shows I think finally a level of recognition that a big part of the employee base in the NFL or a big part of the consumer base at Pepsi are not just black. They're also empathetic and agreeing with. The social progress that has kind of being signalled with the demonstrations with the constant drumbeat of black lives, matter or whatever other people group. Legitimately marginalized or offended by age old practices. And how big of a role is the public pressure playing here I mean not just demonstrators and. who are out in the streets, but also pressure for these companies from within from their own employees we've seen employees feel more empowered, and and far more bold to say what they feel. And to get the discussion from a discussion to actual action, I mean I think I've done interviews for twenty years about discussions. We've got to have a discussion. We've got a dialogue. We've got to get this out into the public. Square and I think people are saying. Hey, enough is enough. It's like we gotta do something. It's like when people complain. After a mass shooting about thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers are great, but they're not going to bring back my son or they're not gonna change this happening again. We need action and I think employees are starting to say. You can put the statement out. You can put the tweet out. You can change the your your your twitter profile whatever you WanNa do for a day or two, but what are going to be the steps to lasting and meaningful change. The employees are definitely starting to feel that way. Yeah, it also seems like there's a much bigger call to action. Now I mean I've spoken to co workers and friends about all the messages were getting via email from companies. You wouldn't think would normally weigh in on issues of racial justice, but. It seems like this is a time where people are saying. Need more than just words, so is what we're seeing from big brands enough. Well, this is what big companies across the United States and beyond are grappling with right now. Their own workforce's are demanding significant structural change. And so you see companies sort of racing, not just to put out statements to supporting black lives matter movement, but. To introduce new initiatives policies in terms of hiring in terms of charitable, giving in terms of you know trying to promote people of color up through the ranks of the organization diversify their boards, and I think we're going to see more as the days and weeks progress, but we already have seen a number of announcements from companies to pledging. Actions and and trying to put money where their mouth is.

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Aunt Jemima brand retired due to racial stereotype, Uncle Ben's will 'evolve'

KYW 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima brand retired due to racial stereotype, Uncle Ben's will 'evolve'

"The brand aunt Jemima will be no more pepsico is changing the name and marketing image of its pancake mix and syrup the company says it recognizes and Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype the one hundred thirty one year old name and image will be replaced on products and ads before the end of the year the owner of uncle Ben's rice now says the brand will evolve in response to concerns about its racial stereotyping Mars owns uncle Ben's in a spokeswoman says the company is listening to voices of consumers especially in the black community and recognizes now is the right time to reconsider the uncle brand uncle Ben's brand including its

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"jemima" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

07:33 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Two eight eight two okay Jemima a one hundred thirty year old Brandon from Quaker they are then take Sir pancake mix and what has happened is is that Waker oats has announced today that they are they're going to they're going to they're going to the brand aunt Jemima Brandon going to get a new name and are going to remove the image of aunt Jemima because Quaker oats says it's all based on a racial stereotype so I don't know if black lives matter demanded this sort of Quaker oats just get not ahead of the curve I wouldn't be surprised if it's the latter how many how many of you are getting to the point where you're just throwing your hands up that look let's get ready anything that upsets anybody even can we shut up how many are getting to that point get ready everything up Sacha don't accept you and I won't be able to do that but I mean the people that are permitted to have grievances they're only a certain number of people allowed to have grievances against America you understand it we white supremacists are not allowed to have grievances because we are the briefcase white supremacists what what what an absolute cracker white privilege how to get white privilege is liberal E. leaks they're the ones that have white privilege when you want to know what white privileges just think of Hollywood Silicon Valley New York Washington liberal elites because that's white privilege that's how its utilized that's how it is it is manipulated with and this this is a white supremacist but anyway I I'd I digress why all we have to get rid of aunt Jemima black Americans have I think had robust success in a number of ways you know something else Shelby Steele says all right in case you haven't noticed I dig Shelby Steele I have quoted from Wall Street journal columns of his over the course of this program for years and he's raised a very so he can say this I couldn't say this he can say and by the way he is a target of the black lives matter and and you know Shelby Steele comes out of Malcolm X. generation Alchemax big guy the Shelby Steele that's that's how he faces his racial lineage but he makes the point that he doesn't understand why the American left doesn't find the truly achieved and highly successful African Americans and put them on pedestals as role models for younger blacks the follow instead bad actors foul language wrappers people who've been accused of sexual abuse this is the wrong the wrong the wrong messages sent you don't understand why people like himself or Clarence Thomas or Thomas Olin and the list is long why are they not only they're not held up as examples and role models there are what really killed they are ruined they're called sellouts and he's exactly right that it's such a disservice two two two young people who don't think they have a chance for success the reason that they are I cues during sell offs by the way how do they try to destroy Clarence Thomas before they dredged up in town I need a hill somewhere they tried to say that Clarence Thomas the only reason to be succeeding because white people accepted him and he knew that he had to make that happen so he grabbed hold and Clarence Thomas sucked up and he sold out his blackness to John Danforth and he became a step and fetch it so no black success outside of affirmative action was permitted to Thomas didn't use it that was held against him was also held against him that if if you are young black and you somehow have white champions in this case John Danforth then your sellout and that's how people like that are destroyed I'm telling you things could be so much better for so many young African Americans of the role models would just change but that's not for us to the side folks so we have here a woman named Richet Richardson associate professor of African American literature at Cornell's Africano studies and research center who got her doctorate and taught it to university she told the today show today that the engine Mina image is an image that harkens back to the ante bellum plantation and Jemima is that kind of stereotype is premised on this idea of black inferiority and otherness and it is urgent to expunge our public spaces I'm a lot of these symbols that for some people are triggering and represent terror and it beeps aunt Jemima trigger is our end of the most it's not it's not the pancake mix Mr certainly it is the image so are you I found out a little bit about the actual person who Quaker oats used way back when they created this brand her name is Nancy Greene the original aunt Jemima was Nancy Greene she's a former slave the hunter thirty years ago now my let's hold the brand is former slave she was a cook she was an activist she was a renowned storyteller onstage with an audience she was the first of several black models hired to promote a corporate trademark she had an amicable personality and talent as a cook one of the families that.

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"jemima" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

05:06 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on WRVA

"Hi folks I don't know if you've heard or not but Quaker oats has the same they're going to get rid of and Jemima pancakes are pancake mix and then and the syrup and they're going to do it we're gonna do what I thank god I mean you're gonna do it beefs for anybody pressured him to do I'm not sure somebody may have pressured him to do it the end Jemima person is a real person but here's the story end Jemima branded how to change name removed image that Quaker says is based on a racial stereotype now the this brand and Jemima pancake mix and syrup blah blah a hundred and thirty year old brand and it features a black woman named aunt Jemima who was originally dressed as a natural character and then as a domestic cook and and made but I don't think people know who in German was there is actual real person am I haven't here somewhere and I'm gonna have to delay this undergoing phones because I thought I had these two pieces of paper right back to back but what I felt when you hear her story and when you hear how Quaker oats made her wealthy and rich and she's a former slave and Jemima was a former slave are real but not not a descendant but seven okay I'll prob promised to detail this in the in the opening monologue section of the next hour here Stephen Boca Raton Florida great to have you Sir hello hello how are you today good thank you been a long time first time I ever heard you was driving on highway ninety nine from Sacramento Fresno back in nineteen eighty wow I mean you are going to hurt you you're going you're going back before her life for days yeah yeah yeah yeah it's been a long time but now I'm down in Florida like you are but I'll tell you why I'm calling I see all this craziness going around and I just can't figure myself with forty million people unemployed and people running on the streets what I really feels would help is if we have sporting events again like baseball like basketball like something that takes people's minds off of that the American people need sporting events there's nothing for them nothing to occupy their time except the pandemic except race riots thanks all negativity nothing gets their minds off but nothing so I really think it would be very important if somehow some way we can get sporting events back again so at least help people levy eight something off their minds what do you think that it's possible right now to say play an NBA season are a major league baseball's are partial or just start the NFL is in now in September I think that you could start baseball I think you can do social business saying I don't think you have to sell every seat I think you can do some kind of social have you seen the guidelines for baseball no spinning you realize that that's that that's impossible to enforce no spitting no crotch grabbing you guys got to reposition the cops can't none of that that that that can't be they have to stop it you always bring up the point you're so right the whole thing was that we got into the lockdown because we're afraid of possible spots right now we have one here hospital rooms my god your hospital rooms that are empty all right they're laying people off we don't have that problem anymore let's face facts people are going to get sick most people survive they're fine most people like me who are a little bit older we have to be a little bit more cautious but we've got to learn to live with this we cannot destroy it so we've got to learn to live with that or else we're gonna destroy ourselves yeah and and believe me there are people hoping to benefit from that Steve now I saw a piece today in a millennial publication called Axios on the M. B. a plan to return to action at Disney world in Orlando and I looked at the requirements and how they're going to do it they're gonna allow a you know forty people for per team up seventeen players and support staff I'm telling you right now I don't see how the guidelines and the procedures they've set up can possibly work I'll find out and I'll share those with you when we get back at the beginning of the top of the hour somebody.

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"jemima" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

05:05 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"You've heard or not but Quaker oats has the same they're going to get rid of and Jemima pancakes are pancake mix and then and the syrup and they're gonna do it we're gonna do what I thank god I know you're gonna do it beefs for anybody pressured him to do I'm not sure somebody may have pressured him to do it the end Jemima this is a real person but here's the story end Jemima branded how to change name remove the image that Quaker says is based on a racial stereotype now the this brand and Jemima pancake mix and syrup blah blah a hundred and thirty year old brand and it features a black woman named aunt Jemima the wiser originally dressed as a national character and then as a domestic cook and and made but I don't think people know who phantom Lima was there is actual real person am I haven't here somewhere and I'm gonna have to delay this undergoing phones because I thought I had these two pieces of paper right back to back but but I can't wait to hear her story and when you hear how Quaker owns made her wealthy and rich and she's a former slave and Jemima was a former slave are real but not not a descendant but okay I'll prob promised to detail this in the in the opening monologue section of the next hour here Stephen Boca Raton Florida great to have you Sir hello hello how are you today good thank you been a long time first time I ever heard you was driving on highway ninety nine from Sacramento Fresno back in nineteen eighty wow I mean you are going you you're going you're going back before her life for days yeah yeah yeah yeah in a long time but now I'm down in Florida like you are but I'll tell you why I'm calling I see all this craziness going around and I just think they get a myself with forty million people on and off the and people running on the street what I really feels would help is if we had sporting events again like baseball like basketball like something that takes people's minds off but the American people need sporting events there's nothing for them nothing to occupy their time except the pandemic except grace Ryan thanks all negativity nothing gets their minds off but nothing so I really think it would be very important if somehow some way we can get sporting events back again so at least help people will you be a something on their mind what do you think that it's possible right now to say play an NBA season are a major league baseball's are partial or just start the NFL is in now in September I think that you could start baseball I think you can do social business saying I don't think you have to sell every seat I think you can do some kind of social have you seen the guidelines for baseball no spinning you realize that that's that that's impossible to enforce no spending crouch grabbing you guys going to reposition the cops can't none of that that that that can't be that will stop it you always bring up the point you're so white the whole thing was that we got into the lockdown because we're afraid of hospital plus right now we have one of your hospital rooms my god your hospital with that are empty all right they're laying people off we don't have that problem anymore let's face facts people are going to get sick most people survive they're fine most people like me who are a little bit older we have to be a little bit more cautious but we've got to learn to live with this we cannot destroy it so we've got to learn to live with that or else we're gonna destroy ourselves yeah and and believe me there are people hoping to benefit from that Steve now I saw a piece today in a millennial publication called Axios on the M. B. a plan to return to action at Disney world in Orlando and I looked at the requirements and how they're going to do it they're gonna allow a you know forty people for per team up seventeen players and support staff I'm telling you right now I don't see how the guidelines and the procedures they've set up can possibly work I'll find out and I'll share those with you when we get back at the beginning of the top of the hour somebody.

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"jemima" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

05:04 min | 3 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on 710 WOR

"I don't know if you've heard or not but Quaker oats has the same they're going to get rid of and Jemima pancakes are pancake mix and then and the syrup and are going to do it we're gonna do what I think but are you gonna do it B. for anybody pressured him to do I'm not sure somebody may have pressured him to do it the end Jemima person is a real person but here's the story end Jemima branding how to change name remove the image that Quaker says is based on a racial stereotype now the this brand and Jemima pancake mix and syrup blah blah a hundred and thirty year old brand and it features a black woman named aunt Jemima who was originally dressed as a national character and then as a domestic cook and and made but I don't think people know who feet Jemima was there is actual real person am I haven't here somewhere and I'm gonna have to delay this undergoing phones because I thought I had these two pieces of paper right back to back but but I doubt whether you hear her story and when you hear how Quaker oats made her wealthy and rich and she's a former slave and Jemima was a former slave are real but not not a descendant but okay I'll prob promised to detail this in the in the opening monologue section of the next hour here Stephen Boca Raton Florida great to have you Sir hello hello how are you today good thank you a long time first time I ever heard you was driving on highway ninety nine from Sacramento Fresno back in nineteen eighty wow I mean you are going you you're going you're going back before her life for days yeah yeah yeah it's been a long time but now I'm down in Florida like you are but I'll tell you why I'm calling I see all this craziness going around and I just couldn't figure myself with forty million people on and off the and people running on the street what I really feels would help is if we had sporting events again what baseball like basketball strike something that takes people's minds off of that the American people need sporting events there's nothing for them nothing stop you by their client except the pandemic except race riots thanks all negativity nothing gets their minds off but nothing so I really think it would be very important if somehow some way we can get sporting events back again so at least help people leaving eight something on their mind what do you think that it's possible right now to say play an NBA season are a major league baseball's are partial or just start the NFL is in now in September I think that you could start baseball I think you can do social business saying I don't think you have to sell every seat I think you can do some kind of social there have you seen the guidelines for baseball no spinning you realize that that's that that's impossible to enforce no spitting no cracks grabbing guys going to reposition the cops can't none of that that that that can't be they have to stop it you always bring up the point you're so white the whole thing was that we got into the lock down because we're afraid of hospital plus right now we have one here hospital rooms my god your hospital rooms that are empty all right they're laying people off we don't have that problem anymore let's face facts people are going to get sick most people survive they're fine most people like me who are a little bit older we have to be a little bit more cautious but we've got to learn to live with this we cannot destroy it so we've got to learn to live with that or else we're gonna destroy ourselves yeah and and believe me there are people hoping to benefit from that Steve now I saw a piece today at a millennial publication called Axios on the M. B. a plan to return to action at Disney world in Orlando and I looked at the requirements and how they're going to do it they're gonna allow a you know forty people for her team up seventeen players and support staff I'm telling you right now I don't see how the guidelines and the procedures they've set up can possibly work I'll find up and I'll share those with you when we get back at the beginning of the top of the.

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Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

"The answer my my brand is being retired due to racial stereotypes and backlash from consumers Quaker oats is retiring the one hundred and thirty one year old aunt Jemima brand saying the company recognizes the character's origins are based on a racial stereotype the black community has long called for an end to the rag headed eager to please now any on the pancake mix boxes are just come from a minstrel show meant to stereo type pepsico the parent company of Quaker also announced a five year four hundred million dollar initiative to lift up black communities and increase black representation in their business in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis activists and consumers have demanded that companies take a stand against racial injustice or lose their business thank you Julie Walker New York

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Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

"The answer my my brand is being retired due to racial stereotypes and backlash from consumers Quaker oats is retiring the one hundred and thirty one year old aunt Jemima brand saying the company recognizes the character's origins are based on a racial stereotype the black community has long called for an end to the rag headed eager to please now any on the pancake mix boxes are just come from a minstrel show meant to stereo type pepsico the parent company of Quaker also announced a five year four hundred million dollar initiative to lift up black communities and increase black representation in their business in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis activists and consumers have demanded that companies take a stand against racial injustice or lose their business thank you Julie Walker New York

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Aunt Jemima changing its name and image

Brian Kilmeade

00:37 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima changing its name and image

"Like our oats is retiring its aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mixes there have been repeated calls for the company to change the name and logo saying that aunt Jemima was rooted in the southern image of a submissive servant people complained for decades that aunt Jemima's commercials personified the so called Manny stereo type over the years the company tried revamping and Jemima's image at one point hiring singer Gladys Knight to be a spokesperson a statement from the Pepsi owned company said they were working to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives it said they were taking a hard look at their brands to ensure that they reflect their

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Aunt Jemima Brand to Be Dropped Over Origins in Racial Stereotype

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima Brand to Be Dropped Over Origins in Racial Stereotype

"And an iconic image in markets and kitchen cabinets all around the country is going to vanish and so is the name as the widening conversation on race in the U. S. goes in a new direction actor Milo critics have long said aunt Jemima's images done as much as anything to reinforce the racial stereotype of subservient yet happy man be type African American women have happened but you can learn parent company Quaker is dialed back the stereo type and modernized to reimage over the years but now says that's not enough it's dropping the aunt Jemima name for want to be named later quote one everyone can be proud to have their pantry Peter king

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Aunt Jemima changing its name and image

Chris Plante

00:33 sec | 3 months ago

Aunt Jemima changing its name and image

"Pepsico changing the name and marketing image of his aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup a spokeswoman for pepsico owned Quaker oats company said it recognised aunt Jemima's origins were based on a racial stereotype in that the one hundred thirty one year old name and image would be replaced on products and advertising by the fourth quarter of this year Quaker did not say what the name would be changed to earlier this spring land o'lakes announced that it would no longer use the native American woman who graced its packages of butter and other products since the late nineteen

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Chicago-Based Quaker Oats Removing Image Of Aunt Jemima From Packaging, Changing Brand Name

Steve Cochran

00:34 sec | 3 months ago

Chicago-Based Quaker Oats Removing Image Of Aunt Jemima From Packaging, Changing Brand Name

"Chicago based Quaker oats says it's removing the image of aunt Jemima from its products more on that for WGN's Ryan burrow Quaker oats company releasing a statement saying it will remove the image of aunt Jemima from its packaging and change the name of the brand in the fourth quarter of twenty twenty a name change will be announced at a later date the company's vice president and chief marketing officer acknowledging aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype the enter my my brand has been around for more than a hundred and thirty years originally dressed as a minstrel character but evolved over the

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After 130 years, Aunt Jemima will vanish from packaging

Memphis Morning News

00:44 sec | 3 months ago

After 130 years, Aunt Jemima will vanish from packaging

"Right Quaker oats part of pepsico has announced that in German origins are based on racial stereotypes it's a hundred and thirty year old brand that looks like it's going to be actually going away not changing like it's done over the years but yeah they change the picture over time Quaker said removing the image is part of an effort by the company to make progress toward racial equality the vice president over there says so we recognize into mine is origins are based on racial stereotype as we work to make progress towards equality through several initiatives we also take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure that the values are gonna be consumers expectations there's been a lot of heat on them to do this for some time and now they're

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"jemima" Discussed on Fascinate Pod

Fascinate Pod

14:52 min | 10 months ago

"jemima" Discussed on Fascinate Pod

"Welcome back to another episode fascinate. Polls with me some Brown. Today's guest rooms. The international sense of says of Pray Nick Luster the centuries one of the worldwide leader in reps a conservation. Jemima Jerry Jones has been on the TV. I'm radio multiple times and today. She's here with me to speak about has Santa the research that she's involved with anti love for vultures that's right. I've never met anyone seraing thrilled by vultures before and after hearing this episode. Hope you'll stop thinking of them as just a cartoon villain feather do his Jemima Perry so Jemima thank you so much to the first night podcast so I came here by year ago and I told you in the emails to you. I was kind of in two months as to whether to come on but when.

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Covering Assange

Correspondents Report

05:42 min | 1 year ago

Covering Assange

"For close to a decade, the ABC's London bureau has been covering one of the world's most controversial figures. The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in recent days, he missed an extradition hearing in London, because his lawyers say his health is deteriorating. The US has charged Assange with violating its espionage, act and Sweden wants to question him over a rape allegation. So is the Estrela and tries to fight competing extradition, requests Europe. Correspondent Bridget Brennan looks back at how the bureau has covered the story this, argh Arriva, Julian Assange, has become one of the longest running global stories, the say, has ever covered humiliated, the most powerful country in the world. ABC tracked, Julian Assange is rise with WikiLeaks as a deeply divisive figure who inspired, both admiration, and fury. We reported on his battle from London to avoid bang cinch. The US light of this afternoon here in London. You can imagine this quite a crowd. Camped outside reporters with their in Sweden to examine allegations, Julian Assange, six release salted to women in two thousand eighteen came to Sweden on the eleventh of August two thousand and ten we covered his decision to seek asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, where he remained for almost seven years. It's a very complicated process, Paul. What is happening is the Ecuadorian prosecutor has been here today. We're going to see any sign that all of Mr Assange on that balcony with him on some correspondent, sue relatively incremental movements in these on story while he was holed up in the embassy J foreign correspondent Filipina. Gms is saying every twist in tune fills, banning the bureau in London this week, I've been involved with it all the way along from the beginning from the first time that he was charged. I was at the magistrates court in Westminster. It's selling ago is two thousand and ten that the actual court doesn't exist anymore. It's been moved somewhere. Else. And when he first appeared, he had this huge country, several hundred people supporting him and everywhere he went he could attract a lodge crowd, including celebrities, Jemima Khan others that believed in his cause. But as time drifted by as those months in the Ecuadorian embassy became years interest dropped off people started to desert him, and I think increasingly he's felt more and more as times calling home. And now I was at today, there was a few dozen supporters maybe certainly ni- big names really? It's interesting. Do you think he was a divisive figure from the start a think that, that to do what he's done requires a certain personality? And he's, he's a very intense gov individual a couple of times. And he's very certain that. He's right. And I think that probably turns people off a bit of a time. So he's not not an easy. Personality, that's completely removed from any judgment about Hema what he's done. But he is a difficult personality. And I think that it's hard to keep supporting someone if, if you kind of have a separation, if you don't actually like him, and that is part of his problem. But in terms of, you know, the, the cases that he he's faces possible extradition to Sweden possible extradition to the United States, that's a completely separate matter. And I think we should always be very careful to separate, you know, those legal issues and how you feel about the man personally, I found myself in Stockholm a couple of weeks ago. This was my first time reporting on Julian Assange, it was he that Swedish prosecutors made the monumental decision to reopen ripe investigation probable cause to suspect that mistress Sange committed three an offense of the London bureau has also reported on Sanjay's health concerns for several years. Forty-three rolled confirm. His health had suffered while in the embassy. But did not comment on reports. He had developed he supported say. He's physical health is deteriorating quickly. Does it surprise you that some of his supporters, and lawyers, and now very concerned for his health after that time in the embassy, McGovern was said that if anyone was ever designed to be able to survive in seven years in a darkened room with a computer for company? It's him, but even even he succumbed. I mean you could see, you know, the effect of not getting sunlight in the vitamin d yet the have a sun lamp, he had an exercise but to, to try and keep fit. But it took its toll. You could say that, and psychologically, even he, I think, in a couldn't in the end tolerate that, that 'isolation. I mean his visitors started to be restricted. He's still had some a couple of celebs, it used to come and see him. Pamela Anderson as a big fan, of course and a regular visitor. You can't be stuck effective. -vely in one or two rooms for seven years, and, and expect to come out psychologically, undamaged. You know this man, that has dominated reporting life either. I've nearly ten years. And of course, now sits in Belmarsh, prison, and faces the possibility of the rest of his life in a, a US jail. It's his situation has gone from pretty bad being stuck in that embassy to absolutely die considering what he might face in the future. We legs describes his cases, one of major historical significance. The will surely be there to say how it all unfolds. No doubt about that Bridget Brennan with that report.

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