My mum felt like some ice cream, particularly an Eskimo Pie.
What she got tastes the same, but has been rebranded as a POLAR PIE.
Why? Were any genuine People Of Eskimo Origin living in Australia offended by the cultural appropriation of naming a tasty treat after them?
What about the Polar bears?
I guess it's the same with Chico's.Eskimo actually does have racial undertones. Majority of people who use this term don’t mean ill will and many won’t take offence but historically it has been a derogatory term so I guess from a company’s perspective it’s wise to remove any negative association from a product’s name. Maybe people complained, who knows?
As for polar bears, well they obviously won’t take offence…
I guess it's the same with Chico's.
99% of people who ate them probably never had a single racial thought about them, but for the percentage that did, and were hurt by it, it's worth learning to be culturally sensitive.