Aunt Jemima brand to change name, remove image that Quaker says is ‘based on a racial stereotype’

The Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mix will get a new name and image, Quaker Oats announced Wednesday, saying the company recognizes that “Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype.” The 130-year-old brand features a Black woman named Aunt Jemima, who was originally dressed as a minstrel character. The picture has […]

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Github says it will replace the terms whitelist, blacklist, and master/slave for being racially insensitive

Days after it was reported that more tech companies and insiders were calling for racially insensitive terms such as whitelist, blacklist, and master/slave to be replaced, Github has revealed it would be removing these words from its service.Github CEO Nat Friedman said the firm was working to replace the terms ‘master’ and ‘slave’ with the […]

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