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Bye, Aunt Jemima. Now it’s time for real change

Much has happened since America set out three weeks ago to become a more racially tolerant nation. Confederate monuments have been removed. NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. Companies are declaring Juneteenth a holiday. And Aunt Jemima has been fired from the high-profile position she has held for 130 years.
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A box of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix and a bottle of Aunt Jemima Original Syrup in Farmington, Pa., Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Much has happened since America set out three weeks ago to become a more racially tolerant nation.

Confederate monuments have been removed. NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. Companies are declaring Juneteenth a holiday. And Aunt Jemima has been fired from the high-profile position she has held for 130 years.

Some corporations are patting themselves on the back for finally doing what they should have done decades ago. They refused to change because they didn’t have to.

In the era of George Floyd,. . .

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