Famous rice brand Uncle Ben's has announced that it is "evolving" its brand and it will redesign its packaging following an intense social media backlash...

Numerous large companies have been forced to change their branding after accusations of racism...

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And the most recent one is Uncle Ben's Rice. But firstly, let's start from the beginning...

The Black Lives Matter movement has taken over the world...

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Since the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we've never seen before.

This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...

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But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...

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And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Protests have been happening across the pond too...

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Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

We are witnessing history in the making...

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And people are continuing to demand justice. But some horrifying things have been emerging from our country's past...

Many huge names have been boycotted after accusations of racism have risen against them...

Including Walt Disney World and Kellogg's cereal.

And more recently...

The Aunt Jemima brand.

Aunt Jemima has been around for 120 years...

And the company was the first-ever to create the instant pancake mix back in 1889. In 1926, Aunt Jemima was bought by Quaker's Oats, and this gave the company huge success with their products which expanded from pancake mixes to syrups.

They have been one of our country's most loved products for many years...

Until now, that is. People have been calling out the brand for being inspired by a very racist story.

A woman named Kirby took to Twitter this week to expose the truth about Aunt Jamima.

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The video, that was originally posted to TikTok, was captioned "How to make a non-racist breakfast" and it starts by Kirby opening her fridge and taking out an Aunt Jamima box.

Kirby instantly gets to the facts...

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"Did you know the name of Aunt Jamima means 'slave men' of the plantation south?" she asks boldly.

She then exposed the truth behind the brand's name...

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"Did you know the founder Chris Rutt, a white man, got the name after attending a minstrel show - think blackface."

She continued to expose Chris Rutt...

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"Did you also know he hired former-slave Nancy Green... who would go around cooking pancakes and telling people about the 'good old south'."

Kirby's video was an instant hit...

And it seems that a lot of people agree with her opinion on Aunt Jemima.

Many are feeling relieved that the brand has been exposed for what it truly stands for...

And Aunt Jemima has been branded as "harmful" and "full of errors."

But the biggest question being asked...

Why has Aunt Jemima only just been called out for racism now? Its products have always had the same branding which clearly shows racist ideologies.

Aunt Jemima has been a stereotype of black people for years now...

How has it taken us this long to realize how wrong this is?

After the immense backlash...

Quaker Oats quickly announced that after over 130 years, they will be removing Aunt Jemima from all packaging and they will be giving the product a much-needed rebrand.

The company spoke out about their decision...

"We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype," Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a press release. "As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations."

Kroepfl said the company has worked to "update" the brand to be "appropriate and respectful" but it realized the changes were insufficient.

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Quaker said the new packaging will begin to appear in the fall of 2020, and a new name for the foods will be announced at a later date.

Even though this is the change that our society desperately needs...

Many began calling out other companies who have been using black stereotypes for years to promote their brands.

And one of those companies was Uncle Ben's.

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The rice brand has been around since the 1940s and it has cemented itself as one of the most popular here in America, as well as in the United Kingdom.

According to Uncle Ben's website, the logo and name are based on a black Texan rice farmer known as "Uncle Ben."

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Frank Brown, the maitre d' at a Chicago restaurant, agreed to pose as the face of Uncle Ben for the painting which became the company's logo.

The heat has been building on Uncle Ben's to make a similar move to the one Aunt Jemima made...

And it seems that they've finally done the right thing.

The company posted this tweet yesterday evening...

"We have a responsibility to help end racial injustices. We’re listening to consumers, especially in the Black community, and our Associates. We don’t yet know what the exact changes or timing will be, but we will evolve Uncle Ben’s visual brand identity."

The brand will be evolving overtime...

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And its parent company Mars has said it'll be making changes to the brand including its "visual brand identity."

There seems to be a divide in opinion about this decision, however.

Many people have praised the company for choosing to rebrand and they have demanded that the real Uncle Ben receives more credit.

But some people feel this is a step backward...

Many have questioned the decision to remove Uncle Ben's face from the brand and they are wondering if it will be sending the wrong message about the representation of black people.

But the one thing that the majority of people have called for...

Is for the brand to hire more people from the black community and to include more diversity within their workforce.

Black lives matter.

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Make sure to keep scrolling to read about the backlash Lady Antebellum received after they changed their name because of slavery ties...