Student At Trump Rally Calls Aunt Jemima Character ‘The American Dream’

That is why this student, who argued against Aunt Jemima's "cancellation", was so embarrassingly wrong
Since it became known that Quaker Oats will rename Aunt Jemima's products to remove the racial stereotypical character from their branding and packaging, certain sections of the population have been quite excited about it.
Turning Point U.S. Ambassador Reagan Escude, speaking at a Trump event earlier this week, actually tried to argue that the move was an insult to Aunt Jemima, who apparently had accomplished the "American dream."
Peter Wade

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"Aunt Jemima was canceled ... She was the picture of the American dream. She was a freed slave who later became the face of the pancake syrup. "- A student at Trump's event on Tuesday
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"Aunt Jemima was canceled," said Escude. "And if you didn't know Nancy Green, the original first aunt Jemima? She was a picture of the American dream. She was a freed slave who later became the face of the pancake syrup that we love today and have in our pantry."
Yikes.
It is extremely insulting to say that a freed slave realized the "American dream" because if not Green herself, her ancestors were brought to America against her will to be explicitly exploited. It is not an American dream. You didn't want to be here. They didn't want this life. Just because someone has been freed and made the most of it does nothing less make it a nightmare and does not erase all the damage done when that person did years of work in exchange for nothing.
But there is more that should make your blood boil. Did you even know the name of the woman in the racist caricature of a drawing on the front of Aunt Jemima's packaging before this week? It is not Aunt Jemima or even Jemima, so the idea that this is some legacy is also absurd.
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June 24, 2020
"Aunt Jemima was canceled ... She was the picture of the American dream. She was a freed slave who later became the face of the pancake syrup. "- A student at Trump's event on Tuesday
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Whitesplaining the American dream. Some dream. Green did not die a millionaire. In fact, she could not make a living from the income she received from her portrayal of Aunt Jemima, and continued to work as a housekeeper until a few years before her death in 1923.
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The Associated Press reports that the character's name actually comes from a minstrel song titled "Old Aunt Jemima".
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"Aunt Jemima was canceled ... She was the picture of the American dream. She was a freed slave who later became the face of the pancake syrup. "- A student at Trump's event on Tuesday
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My favorite part is how white people have tantrums and breakdowns when Aunt Jemima's name and logo change, but there is no outrage or response to the fact that lives are actually being lost. Your American dream is slavery. #BlackLivesMattter
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The name of the woman Aunt Jemima portrayed was Nancy Green. But who knows? How can anyone even try to argue that her picture on a syrup bottle made her famous or made her a better life?
Soledad O'Brien

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June 24, 2020
Which college does this young lady claim? Please step forward.
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"Aunt Jemima was canceled ... She was the picture of the American dream. She was a freed slave who later became the face of the pancake syrup. "- A student at Trump's event on Tuesday
Michael Musto
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The American dream is to work as a maid until you die, and then have Quaker Oat say they won't help with a tombstone because "Aunt Jemima is fictional" ???
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As NPR reports, Green was a philanthropist and a ministerial leader buried in an unmarked grave. Activists are now fighting for a tombstone for them to perpetuate the actual good work that they have done in their lives (none of which had anything to do with syrup). Do you think that's the American dream? To be forgotten and ignored, except for a racist representation of your face on a syrup bottle that doesn't even have your real name?
The decision to remove Aunt Jemima's figure from the shelves was the right one. Nancy Green did not live the American dream. This is not the legacy she deserves.
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