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Mars Inc.

Parent company Mars Inc. has revealed the new brand logo for its 70-year-old line of rice products.

Mars Inc unveiled the new logo on Wednesday.

The Mars company dropped the name of Uncle Ben's rice brand earlier this year in an effort to "make meaningful changes across society."

Mars became the latest "woke" corporation to drop a Black brand logo that they claim was stigmatized as a "racial stereotype" after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

"As we listen to the voices of consumers, especially in the Black community, and to the voices of our Associates worldwide, we recognize that one way we can do this is by evolving the Uncle Ben's brand, including its visual brand identity,' spokeswoman Caroline Sherman said in a statement in June.

The company, which is owned by PepsiCo, acknowledged that a majority of Black people did not ask for the changes, and some are even resistant to the logo/brand changes.

Many accused corporations of intentionally using the civil unrest in the U.S. to remove the iconic images of Black people from their packaging.

"When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone, said Fiona Dawson, president for Mars Food, multiples and global customers. "But it's about doing the right thing, not the easy thing."

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Quaker Co., Mars, Inc.

Quaker Oats announced in June that it would drop the iconic image of Aunt Jemima, who graced syrup and pancake mix packages for over a century.

Relatives of the original Aunt Jemima, whose image was used in the brand packaging for decades, objected to the company dropping her iconic image.

Quaker said packages without the Aunt Jemima image will begin appearing in stores by the end of the year. Quaker has not revealed its new packaging.

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Uncle P

To take advantage of the growing lack of Black faces on major food brands, rap mogul Master P announced his new line of "Uncle P" food products featuring his face on the packaging.

"I'm grateful that I'm in a position to add some diversity in packaged foods," the 50-year-old told CNN. "It's not just about having the Uncle P products, but also having a good cause behind it. I'm happy that I can make a difference in my communities."

Master P said he will donate a portion of profits to organizations that benefit inner city children and elderly in Black communities across the country.

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The grandson of the real "Aunt Jemima" Anna Short Harrington is speaking out about Quaker Oats Company's plan to "erase" his grandmother from the brand.

"This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir," Larnell Evans Sr. told Patch.com.

"The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side -- white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother's history. A black female... It hurts."

Evans said his grandmother took the place of the original "Aunt Jemima" character, enslaved woman Nancy Green who debuted the first "Aunt Jemima" at the Chicago's World Fair in 1893.

Harrington replaced Green when she died in 1923.

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The erasure of Black characters from brand packaging continues. The B&G Foods company said Wednesday it will "review" its Cream of Wheat packaging to ensure the brand did not contribute to "systemic racism."

The Cream of Wheat packaging features a logo of a Black chef. B&G foods made the announcement on Wednesday.

"B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) today announced that we are initiating an immediate review of the Cream of Wheat brand packaging. We understand there are concerns regarding the Chef image, and we are committed to evaluating our packaging and will proactively take steps to ensure that we and our brands do not inadvertently contribute to systemic racism. B&G Foods unequivocally stands against prejudice and injustice of any kind."

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The decision follows on the heels of Quaker Oats company's plan to retire Aunt Jemima, and Mars, Inc said it will retire the Black character on Uncle Ben's rice packaging.

Also on Wednesday, Conagra Brands food company said Mrs. Butterworth's pancake syrup packaging is "under review".

"We understand that our actions help play an important role in eliminating racial bias and as a result, we have begun a complete brand and packaging review on Mrs. Butterworth’s," said Communications Manager Dan Skinner.

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