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Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now

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Exposes and explores the prevalence of racist restaurant branding in the United States Aunt Jemima is the face of pancake mix. Uncle Ben sells rice. Chef Rastus shills for Cream of Wheat. Stereotyped Black faces and bodies have long promoted retail food products that are household names. Much less visible to the public are the numerous restaurants that deploy unapologetically racist logos, themes, and architecture. These marketing concepts, which center nostalgia for a racist past and commemoration of our racist present ...

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Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now 2019, University of Minnesota Press

ISBN-13: 9781517908027

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