Uncle Ben’s renamed ‘Ben’s Original’ in effort to ditch racist imagery

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  1. MurrayNevada

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    Put Americans of German descent on all your products, we're not crybabies.
     

  3. rayzer007

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    This is a massive and effective change! Can't wait to see all the positive ramifications from this substantive decision! Really, really BIG!
     
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    Makes you wonder if the whole thing (George Floyd, etc.) was all staged. Sacrificial lambs for the communist takeover. I'm not one to buy into conspiracy theories, but the timing is just too perfect to be mere coincidence.
     
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    That reminds me, I need to get some more Rice-O-Roni.
     
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    Yeah, but how much German food uses rice?
     
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    Finally, racism will now be extinguished. What great news.

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    So what they are trying to tell me is that an African American cannot be recognized for the product of their work?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben's_Original
    "From 1946-2020, Uncle Ben's products carried the image of an elderly African-American man dressed in a bow tie, which is said to have been based on a Chicago maître d'hôtel named Frank Brown. According to Mars, Uncle Ben was an African-American rice grower known for the quality of his rice."

    Wouldnt taking his picture off be racist?
     
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    Do you need anymore evidence than this low energy effort to realize the company doesn't give one duece about this, just pure virtue signalling?
     
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    Sherlock913 If the coronavirus doesn't take you out, can I?

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    They could call it "Uncle Tom's?"
     
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    Just like Land-O-Lakes when the lovely Indian maiden came off the box for virtue signaling, Unc' Ben's has lost a customer.

    Yeah, I know it won't hurt them, but makes me feel a little better and I save a few coins in the deal.
     
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    So...they don’t like the black Uncle Ben , so they’re gonna make him white?
     
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    The corporate rice moguls formerly known as Uncle Ben's is committed to... selling rice and beans. Who knew?

    How very original. Clever. Epiphany thing.

    I was hoping for Oryza Trayvon. I am disappoint.

    I'll stick with Mahatma or Goya I suppose.

    Now I want an Uncle Ben's and an Aunt Jemima tee shirt, Mrs Butterworth too. (or is that three?)
     
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    Ben's original. Or just B.O. for short.
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    Nice, finally. I couldn't wait to get that black guy off my rice. I feel...woke.

    Next stop...

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    Guess someone doesn’t want prople to realize that going off the DNC plantation and making something of yourself is possible.

    First Black female Oscar nominee - censored

    Female black millionaire who made something of herself - removed

    Black guy who was good at growing rice and made a name for himself - gone.

    Hmmmmm