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Question #175959

(Regarding Aunt Jemima being rebranded as the Pearl Milling Co.)

Many applaud this move and see it as a step towards the elimination of racist iconography and the normalization of offensive tropes. Others, however, see it as no more than yet another tokenistic (for “show”) appeal to BIPOC consumers that does little to confront actual issues facing the Black community such as poverty, unemployment, lack of opportunity and police brutality.


What do you think?


Your paragraph (NOT essay) should be academic: (which is) written in the third person, is double spaced, with justified margins, page numbers, title or title page and is free from spelling errors, contractions, informal language and grammar/ sentencing errors. This should be approximately 750 words (1 page). Do not forget to support your ideas with examples, anecdotes, etc.. Every point (or reason) should be supported by an example (or proof) and an explanation (comment), viz. PPC, REE or PEE.


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Expert's answer
2021-04-01T09:30:29-0400

He represents almost every picture of an Indian wielding a tomahawk and a scalping knife, as if they are nothing more than a primitive spirit. Cannon and ball, blades and handguns can also be used to represent Christian nations equally.

Throughout the history of the United States, Euro-Americans have committed several acts of genocide against indigenous peoples. Extermination or genocide, theft of Indian lands and resources, imprisonment and enslavement, forced removal from their homelands, and schooling for the destruction of indigenous peoples are examples of such acts.

Abuse still exists today. According to a study conducted by the US Department of Justice, American Indians are undergoing abuse at an high rate.

In a blog post for the American Psychiatric Association, data scientist Melanie Peterson-Hickey states that high suicide rates among Native Americans are well-known, and that "the depression resulting from a history of race policy, segregation, and inequality has a longstanding and significant effect."

Nonetheless, as Tuscarora Chief Elias Johnson points out, American Indians are represented as barbaric, scalping with tomahawks and knives. Euro-Americans, especially Indian men, are, on the other hand, portrayed as innocent victims of savagery.


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