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The effort to help ‘eliminate racism'   Global Politics

Started 24-Jul by Haikon; 184 views.
Haikon

From: Haikon

24-Jul

A new name for Coon has not yet been decided, but Saputo on Friday said it was “working to develop a new brand name that will honour the brand-affinity felt by our valued consumers while aligning with current attitudes and perspectives”.

Company has previously resisted calls to change branding, saying it was named after American cheesemaker Edward William Coon

Australia’s Coon cheese to change name in effort to help ‘eliminate racism'

The Australian cheese brand Coon will change its name to help “eliminate racism” following a campaign stating the product name was offensive to Indigenous Australians.

Friday’s announcement by Saputo, the dairy company that owns Coon, “to retire the Coon brand name”, comes after a decades-long effort to rename the cheese, including an unsuccessful 1999 complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission from Indigenous activist Dr Stephen Hagan.

Coon, along with other businesses, artists and cultural symbols, has come under fresh scrutiny over racial connotations in recent months as the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum in Australia. The brand, which was first sold in 1935, has long resisted calls to change its name, defending its historical decision to name the cheese after American cheesemaker Edward William Coon, who, according to the brand’s website, “patented a unique ripening process” used to make the dairy product.

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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/24/australias-coon-cheese-to-change-name-in-effort-to-help-eliminate-racism

Elias Visontay The Guardian

Australia’s Coon cheese to change name in effort to help ‘eliminate racism'

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Haikon

From: Haikon

24-Jul

Iconic Australian cheese brand 'Coon' to be re-named 

7NEWS Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxASfdDwZ9A

Iconic cheese brand COON will be no more in Australia.

The brand’s Canadian parent company Saputo will stop using the name, although it has not given a timeframe.

The cheese was named after its founder, Edward William Coon. But issues have been raised with the name because of the word’s use as a racial slur.

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Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

24-Jul

What will be banned next?

Milk --because it's too white?

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The cheese was named after the American Edward William Coon's name - right?

The PC and the SJW are the most daft leftiots ever heard of!

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Samurai (BushMesh)

From: Samurai (BushMesh)

26-Jul

Someone just woke up after 80 years in the market?

anguished  Ludicrous!

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Deelisch

From: Deelisch

28-Jul

People are also named 'Black' and 'White'

As in Conrad Black and Betty White

Will they have to change their named too?

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funiki

From: funiki

28-Jul

sweat_smile star2 Cooñnnn?

What's actually next on the commie agenda??

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Petulance

From: Petulance

31-Jul

Greg Shapiro made a mockery on youtube with company funny names and logos... it's quite fun! 

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Meriana

From: Meriana

3-Aug

As long as people are able to claim that seeing, or hearing something has caused them emotional trauma because it, in their opinion, relates to slavery, demeans them, etc. and are able to successfully remove,  demand, or persuade a business, town, city, state, to remove said item, or change it's name, racism will not be eliminated.  There will, however, be a fairly constant supply of new "victims".

ADDLER (DitmarP)

From: ADDLER (DitmarP)

3-Aug

Anyone wonder how tolerant the Africans tribes are in their own country?

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