Shortly after the state changed its name due to racist connotations, the state of Rhode Island also announced it is removing the Aunt Jemima logo from its state flag.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday she is issuing an executive order both changing the name of the state and removing Aunt Jemima from the state flag. She said she hopes this decision moves the state beyond any racism in its history.
“Rhode Island was founded on the principles of acceptance and tolerance, and our state’s name, and actions, should reflect those values,” Raimondo said Wednesday. “Likewise, our flag should too. Or at least reflect a less sugary product.”
Rhode Island has not yet issued a new flag, but rumors are the Quaker Oats man might be the new logo.