The flap over flapjacks

The Aunt Jemima brand was not a tribute to Nancy Green. It was part of a horrifying culture of racist mascots.

John I. Carney
5 min readJun 21, 2020

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NOTE: This essay was originally published in 2020, but has been updated as of April 2024 in response to a flurry of misinformation-packed Facebook shares.

Photo by Mae Mu, Creative Commons license, obtained through Wikimedia Commons

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike