May 5, 2007


At Slate: The strange history of racist spokescharacters. Aunt Jemima wishing times were more like they were before the Civil War, and Uncle Ben being an Uncle Tom. Plus lots more characters that have disappeared over the years.

Also read (or listen to) an interview with the author of the piece.

Filed under The Computer Vet Weblog

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  1. mom says:

    Scott, this was really good. Vi’s grandfather had a cookie jar the look just like Aunt Jemima. It broke in the 1972 earth quake. He had some very nice and very old cookies jars.
    But I guess it was for the best, because today standers it would have been bad to have and who would he have pass it on to? keep up the good work.

    Posted May 20, 2007 @ 7:51 am

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