Do you buy Uncle Ben or Aunt Jemima products?

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Do you buy those brands?
Yes 50%  50%  [ 13 ]
No - they're racist 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
No - I buy something cheaper 19%  19%  [ 5 ]
No - I don't like them 31%  31%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 26

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07 Jun 2012, 3:17 am

IIRC, the photograph of "Uncle Ben" was actually the maitre'd at the restaurant where the brand name and logo were conceived.


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07 Jun 2012, 8:59 am

Dox47 wrote:
IIRC, the photograph of "Uncle Ben" was actually the maitre'd at the restaurant where the brand name and logo were conceived.


This is true.


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08 Jun 2012, 8:05 am

I always wished someone would come out with a "Honky Brand Enriched Flour", or a "New Jersey Hairy Back Shaver". Each with their own happy mascot.


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08 Jun 2012, 10:54 am

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Every time I see this logo, I think it's mostly bought by baby-boomer white women that didn't entirely grow up and still secretly idolize Shirley Temple.


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08 Jun 2012, 11:44 am

What about the black guy on the Cream of Wheat box?

Also, did ya'll forget about Mrs Butterworth syrup? I haven't bought any lately but the bottle used to be shaped like Mammy from Gone With The Wind.


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08 Jun 2012, 12:01 pm

No one says anything about the Maytag Man, but what if he was black? Would there be an uproar about having a black man look lazy?


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10 Jun 2012, 10:49 am

Are there any products being sold that depict minority races that aren't considered racist by someone?


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12 Jun 2012, 12:03 pm

I see them as cultural and they don't bother me any more than the Pilsbury Dough boy or Lil Debbie. Would you call Lil Debbie racist just because she's a red headed kid with a hat on a box of junk food? Be more offended that it's junk food. I don't have a problem with such images. Some companies like to have a picture of a person on their box. Others do not.

However, I do have a problem with the enriched product both brand names represent and I don't eat it because it's too high in carbs while too low in fiber. That's my real issue with them both. The brown rice is alright, though, but still too carby for me at this point.



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12 Jun 2012, 6:03 pm

I buy Uncle Ben's because I like a lot of their products. The brand really had little to do with my decision to purchase it the first time, and repeat purchases are due to being a satisfied customer.



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12 Jun 2012, 6:26 pm

TM wrote:
I buy Uncle Ben's because I like a lot of their products. The brand really had little to do with my decision to purchase it the first time, and repeat purchases are due to being a satisfied customer.


Mmm-mm.



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12 Jun 2012, 7:32 pm

OliveOilMom wrote:
What about the black guy on the Cream of Wheat box?


You mean this guy?

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12 Jun 2012, 10:02 pm

The Cream of Wheat guy was the Gordon Ramsey of his time.


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13 Jun 2012, 3:44 pm

Wrong Planet has a racist underbelly that, frankly, I find more than a bit disturbing. Geez! If I dug deep enough would I find Anders Breivik was a member on here?



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13 Jun 2012, 3:47 pm

Actual racism is not allowed under the TOS. Discussing racism in the debate forum (here) is fine.


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13 Jun 2012, 4:07 pm

redrobin62 wrote:
Wrong Planet has a racist underbelly that, frankly, I find more than a bit disturbing.
It's slipped off the front page now but this is worth repeating with reference to PPR, I think: http://www.wrongplanet.net/postp4674270.html#4674270


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