George Floyd's death and demonstrations worldwide pushed the Quaker Oats Company, owned by PepsiCo, to make the decision of no longer having the popular syrup name that was originally launched in 1966. The brand of syrup Aunt Jemima raised questions about the origin of its name, so the company decided to retire the name. Uncle Ben will surely follow this decision.
Vice president of Quaker admitted Aunt Jemima's origins are "based on a racial stereotype": the black 'mammy' who raised white children. Quaker said the packaging without the image will appear by the end of this year and after that they will rebrand.
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