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The Passing of Grump/ Nigel Dogberry

The Passing of Grump/ Nigel Dogberry


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  30 comments  •  20 hours ago
Aug 03 11:03pm @19 Very sad news indeed.  My sincere condolences to his family and those who were close to him.  From what I remember of Nigel, he was a very good person and had a positive impact on all of us.  He...
Goodbye Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben

Goodbye Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben


By: JBB  •  110 comments  •  23 hours ago
The trusted black antebellum cooks and butlers that white southern families would so often affectionately refer to as, "Aunt Bess", or, "Uncle Joe", were nearly always secretly the actual aunts and uncles of those families except that they had been born as slaves and as the results of slave rapes by white southern slave owners. This fact is why products like, "Aunt Jemima", and, "Uncle Ben",...
Aug 03 4:02am @4.1.18 "..." Forgive me JBB, but what article are you talking about?  This article is an opinion piece by you with a link to a fictional scene and portrayal of Uncle Peter in the story Gone with the...
Aug 03 2:56am @1.2.2 "..." I agree, yet the Aunt Jemima brand far outpaces its competitors in the market, and their most active consumers appear to be black folks.  So that begs the question as to whether people...
Aug 03 2:31am @4.1.16 "..." OK thanks.  Sounds very reasonable. "..." Well I already indicated, twice, that I have no problem with the changing of the branding, especially if people are truly offended by them and...
Aug 03 2:06am @1.2 "..." I think we can all agree that the origins of the brands are offensive to many today when looking back on how they came to be.  But it is interesting to note that today Aunt Jemima is a...
Aug 03 12:33am @4.1.14 "..." I already said in 4.1.10 very clearly, "I agree that if the majority of black people today find the 130 year old Aunt Jemima image to be offensive, and the company who owns the brand...
Aug 03 12:12am @4.1.12 "..." Indeed.  Did I somehow leave you with the impression that it wouldn't? "..." I asked a simple question.  Where in your mind does the cancelling of history or historical figures end?...
Aug 02 7:00pm @4.1.10 "..." Why would a gay man be in drag? Otherwise, I agree that if the majority of black people today find the 130 year old Aunt Jemima image to be offensive, and the company who owns the brand...