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Uncle Ben's rice gets new name after outcry over racial stereotypes

1 month ago   |   By National Post

Uncle Ben's is to be renamed Ben's Original after the rice range's owner Mars acknowledged that the label promoted racial stereotypes, the latest example of corporate America ditching longstanding symbols in response to concerns about injustice and inequality.
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Uncle Ben's Changing Name To Ben's Original After Criticism Of Racial Stereotyping

Uncle Ben's Changing Name To Ben's Original After Criticism Of Racial Stereotyping

1 month ago   |   By NPR

"We understand the inequities that were associated with the name and face of the Uncle Ben's brand and... we have committed to change," the parent company said in a statement. (Image credit: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Uncle Ben's Changing Name To Ben's Original After Criticism Of Racial Stereotyping

Uncle Ben's Changing Name To Ben's Original After Criticism Of Racial Stereotyping

1 month ago   |   By NPR

"We understand the inequities that were associated with the name and face of the Uncle Ben's brand and... we have committed to change," the parent company said in a statement. (Image credit: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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